A case in point
Manitoba might be one of the best places to see the Nutcracker this December. The 2014/15 season will be the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 75th anniversary so we’d assume that it’s extra important that all the dancers be on their toes. Founded in 1939, Canada’s premiere ballet company is also one of the oldest in North America. It received its royal title, the first granted under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, in 1953. A native of Quebec, André Lewis has been the artistic director for 18 years. After the holidays, Swan Lake will take the stage in March followed by The Faerie Queen, A Ballet Based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream in April. The Royal Canadian Mint is commemorating the RWB’s anniversary milestone with a silver coin that features six ballerinas in colourful platter tutus. For RWB tickets: tel: (204) 956-2792; rwb.org.
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