As the holiday season draws near, many students from L’École supérieure are performing on stage in The Nutcracker.more
This year, the famous Nutcracker choreographed by Fernand Nault for the Grands Ballets Canadiens marks its 50th anniversary. The tradition of collaboration between our institution and the ballet company (also founded by Ms. Ludmilla Chiriaeff) has thus endured for a half-century. Students in the Professional and Recreational Program are playing Clara, Fritz, sheeps, reindeers and other children’s characters. In addition, advanced students in the Professional Program have joined the corps de ballet for the Waltz of the Flowers and the Waltz of the Snowflakes.
Students in the college-level Professional Program at L’École supérieure are also playing several leading roles in a version of The Nutcracker presented by Ballet Ouest.
The Université de Montréal Big Band, for its part, will pay tribute to Duke Ellington with a performance of The Nutcracker Suite inspired by the music of Tchaikovsky. The performance will feature students from L’École supérieure in a choreography by Anne Dryburgh.
The complete list of dancers and full performance details are found in the Coming Soon section: