Alberta Ballet Announces 2023/24 Season
Highlights include Hamlet, Der Wolf, Doña Perón and The Sleeping Beauty
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2023
CALGARY, AB – Alberta Ballet is excited to announce its ambitious new season, filled with fairy tales and romance, heroes and tragedies that we know will inspire Alberta’s love of dance.
The season kicks off with guest company, Ballet Hispánico in a complex and moving portrait of Argentina’s most controversial first lady, Doña Perón, in September, followed by the anticipated return of Alberta Ballet’s highly successful family favourite, The Sleeping Beauty around Halloween.
Christmas 2023 will see the return of the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, before Beijing Dance Theatre arrives in Canada for the long anticipated Alberta premiere of Hamlet. Spring will be welcomed in with another family classic, Hansel and Gretel, featuring the charm of old-fashioned black and white movies. We wrap up the season with a double-header of the 1913 classic, The Rite of Spring and a darker remake of The Little Red Riding Hood, called Der Wolf.
“We’ve selected productions with vivid characters and grand adventures – bringing artists, sets, music and storytelling from across the world. We've also reached into our repertoire for some Alberta-infused interpretations. Several works include collaborations with today’s most prolific choreographers; works that I know our artists will elevate,” said Alberta Ballet’s Artistic Director Christopher Anderson.
“Creativity is the seed of artistic expression, and creativity will resonate throughout our 2023/24 season. Brimming with bold and daring productions, this new season will captivate your imagination. The ambition around next season is what makes 2023/24 stand out. We are striving for new heights with a goal of matching our artistic expression on stage to our audience’s incredible enthusiasm for dance,”
To learn more about the season’s lineup, you can visit the 2023/24 season brochure. You can find high resolution images in the Media Kit.
About Alberta Ballet
Alberta Ballet ignites the curiosity and imagination of people in communities across the province, and beyond, by championing their stories and experiences through dance training, creation, and performances. Alberta Ballet develops lasting connections and a passionate following in the province, the country and abroad. Through both the originality of its programming and the talent of its classically-trained dancers, Alberta Ballet has become a world-class arts organization Albertans are proud to call their own.