When the Goh Ballet premiered its entirely new production last year, the results were overwhelming; following opening night the run had completely sold out. The production was unlike any Nutcracker previously seen in Vancouver, with a cast of more than 200 dancers, extravagant, hand painted sets, not one- but two childrens’ choirs, live orchestration from Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, and The National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancers Sonia Rodriguez and Piotr Stanczyk performing the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier Prince. The work was not only of a scale previously unseen, but featured innovations entirely unique to traditional ballet, including the casting of an actual magician as Drosselmeyer, gymnasts as the bon-bons, ballroom dancers as the parents, contortionists for the Arabian dance, and true folk dancers for the Russian trepak.
The massive production is back at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts, just in time for Christmas, from December 16 to 19, and will be joined this year by musicians of the Vancouver Opera Orchestra and Principal Dancers from Pacific Northwest Ballet.
We have a pair of dress circle seats for the show’s opening night (December 16th at 7:30pm) at the The Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts. Approximate value is $154. To enter simply do one of the following:
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Contest Ends: December 13th, at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random.