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ffi ffi § 8u Q Q > > <( c5 Q A L B E R T A BALLEI, ALBERTA BALLET ALBERTA BALLET Featuring THE NUTCRACKER GRADUATION BALL "Nu tcra cker's magic enoug h to captivate anyone" Victoria Times Alberta Ballet's first programme of the year offers a diverse evening of dance. Featured is the Company's Throughout the world Tchaikovsky's THE lavish new classical story ballet, GRADUATION NUTCRACKER fills the Christmas season with BALL with music by Johann Strauss . This work an electricity and excitement generally reserved was first performed by the Original Ballet Russe for Santa's arrival on Christmas Eve. This ballet in 1940 and is considered one of the few humorous is the story about Clara , who is given a toy soldier ballets ever choreographed. It tells the story of nutcracker for Christma s by her mysterious young girls at a fashionable school in Vienna who Godfather. The Nutcracker entices her into a realm throw a Ball to impress the graduates of a nearby of fantasy where she witnesses a vengeful battle military academy. Included on the programme are between the Nutcracker 's army and the fearsome 4 GREAT STOR y BALLETS iwo works created by one o~fl""'"'lf"llfi~e~ f"l'o~r~e~m:<:"o~ s "' i - - + - -'11:lv~w~ "d'S!l'!€!1""'1King's 1" legio _______ _ ________c_h_o_r_e_o..g_ra_p_h_e_r,... s oft~0th century, Anthony Tudor: the Nutcracker claims victor and is transformed CONTINUO choreographed to Johann Pachelbel 's into a prince. The handsome prince takes Clara Alberta Ballet f . -; : 6 t: i 11 gs in D; a.id GEi~IH.J 6 , rother Fri tz-w-a-~s.i....a.'-14;w.ii;Q4'~~.t.b.~ ---1 Les Grands Ballets Canadiens ballet which relates Tudor's impres sio n of the Land of Snow and to meet the beloved Sugar Plum Royal Winnipeg Ballet " cool" relationships between adolescent s in the a.ry in her Land of Sweets U ,X."'e~ generation directly fo ll owing the West Side Story is a family Christmas tradition you won't want to gangs. Also included is SYMPHONY OF PSALMS miss! c reated by Canada's Fernand Nault, resident choreographer and artistic advisor of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and Knight of the Ordre national du Quebec. 1990/91SEASON -----------...,m·'0"tt~~- Ali Pourfarrokh Artistic Director Ernst&Young a Nat Christie Foundation =--~ ,.,.....u. ~ 8u 0 > < 0 AIBl4RfA BALI FT DA H DC HI Oi LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS ROYAL WINNIPEG BALLET GISELLE Canada's oldest ballet company, the Royal Winnipeg Alberta Ballet's spring programme gives you the Ballet, embarks on its second half century of Canadian Premiere of Jean-Paul Comelin 's excellence in dance entertainment. Under the spectacular production of Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, long celebrated dynamic leadership of the new Artistic Director, with the score by Maurice Ravel , composer of the the world over for its vigor, elegance and strong John Meehan, the company returns to Alberta to music for Alberta Ballet's smash hit BOLERO. stage presence opens Alberta Ballet's Season present a mixed repertoire program. The Ballets This dramatic story ballet is based on an ancient with a stunning new production, the classic ballet, to be included on the program will be chosen Greek tale of romance between two young innocents . GISELLE (with choreography by Sir Anton Dolin from: George Balanchine's brilliantly choreographed BALLO DELLA REGINA ; Daphnis, the handsome shepherd loses Chloe , his after Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot, and restaged JOURNEY , an all male ballet, choreographed by life long love when she is captured during a battle by Fernand Nault). Salvatore Aiello; Brian MacDonald's humorous, with pirates and carried off to a distant Mediterranean This is the tragic story about a shy beautiful girl, tongue-in-cheek PAS D' ACTION portgraying a isle. Des pairing, Daplifii S pt ays (6 th e pow eli Ul G1seile, whose unrequited love fo""r·,..h·e· n· o..b ..l-e""m- a· n..;,....._ _ _ _..,y""o""'u'"'n""g"""'b""'a""ll""e"'r""rn'"'a.....a-no· her suitors, Agri es de Mill e S god , Pan , hoping he will return Chloe to him . Pan A]bcecbl drives her tq wadoes~ .iod tbeo SIiicide dramatic FALL RIVER LEGEND , based on the complies and to show his gratitude, Daphnis reAct II occurs in a dark, sombre, forest haunted by famous 1892 Lizzie Borden murder case; L.I.F.E. s romance Wl>-la.l~.LQ-~~i:ai,w..~,1;,W..x.,.- - - - --w#+'"'"-ilf+h rec h t see k s out G 1se · 11c ,....._.'"""ll'P"'-l t ,i"""""' . .------< 1.1J..ia.i.x¥.1..... e I1.s...r. .i E.i.a.1.c. E w1.1re""""cr i ty ), a powec-cba med ba Pe I s g, aot , OL ts which he dances with Chloe . Originally performed condemned by the Queen of the Willis, Myrthe, to created for the RWB by Emmy and Tony awardin 1912 in Paris, this work is now enjoying a inning ch0Fe0-gr-apher Michael Reters; ancLa.new dance until he dies. He is saved by Giselle's love work by award-winning choreographer and RWB resurgence in popularity. Complementin g this ballet b u t , sa di y, b y th e arnva · t o f d awn , G 1se " JI e must Soloist Mark Godden. is an exc1t1ng choreographed by return to her grave. Alberta Ballet's artistic director, Ali Pourfarrokh. --- -~'"""w' - cu 9 Imperial Oil Canadian Pacific Limited is the sponsor of the Western Canadian Tour. SUBSCRIPTION ORDER FORM I. SELECT THE SERIES YOU WOULD PREFER. SERIES I (WITH THE NUTCRACKER) SERIES II (WITHOUT THE NUTCRACKER) □ □ 2. SELECT THE NIGHT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND □ NIGHT I LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS Friday, GISELLE September 14/90 □ ~,s~.oJ NIGHT 11 5. GRAND TOTAL OF SUBSCRIPTION AND DONATION. Saturday, September 15/90 ALBERTA BALLET Featuring GRADUATION BALL Friday, October 26/90 Saturday, October 27 /90 ALBERTA BALLET THE NUTCRACKER Friday, December 14/90 Saturday, December I 5/90 ROY AL WINNIPEG BALLET Friday, February 15/91 Saturday, February 16/91 ALBE R TA BALLET Friday, Featuring April 12/91 DAPHNIS AND CHLOE 4 . I AM DEDICATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF ALBERTA BALLET. PLEASE ACCEPT MY TAX DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION OF (should your contribution be greater than $35 .00 then you automatically become a member of the Alberta Ballet Society for one year.) ALBERTA BALLET CAHRITABLE NUMBER 0320846-56-25 (A tax deductible receipt will be issued at a later date.) Saturday, April 13/91 Is .ool 6. SELECT METHOD OF PAYMENT: D Visa Card #: _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ D Mastercard Expiry Date: Month_ _ Year D American Express Signature_ _ __ __ _ _ _ __ D Cheque 7. NAME & ADDRESS: Name: PLEASE NOTE: All performances are at the JUBILEE AUDITORIUM at 8:00 p.m. , except for Th e Nutc ra cker , which begins at 7:30 p.m. Address: NUTCRACKER ) Mr. □ Ms. □ Mrs. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - - -- City :'-- - - - - - - - - - - Postal Code:._ _ _ __ _ Telephone (Home) :_ _ _ _ _ _ _ (Office) _ _ _ _ __ If student : Student I.D.# :- - - - - School :- - - - - - - 3. SELECT THE SEATING SECTION YOU WOULD PREFER SERIES I ( WI T H T HE □ 8. DECIDE HOW YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER: • BY MAIL: RETURN THIS ORDER FORM WITH YOUR PAYMENT TO: S ERIES II ( W ITHOU T THE NUT C RAC K ER ) TOTA L TOTAL NU MBER OF SU BSCR IP TION S s MAIN FLOOR & FIRST BALCONY Section A & C $126.00 $99.00 Section B $112.00 $88.00 Section B $ 90.00 $71.00 Students & Seniors only FIRST BALCONY Section D $105.00 $83.00 Section D $ 83.50 $66.00 Students & Seniors only SECOND BALCONY Section E $ 69 .00 $51.00 Section F $ 46.00 $34.00 TOTAL ALBERT A BALLET NAT CHRISTIE CENTRE 141 - 18TH AVENUE S.W. CALGARY,ALBERTA T2S OB8 • CHARGE BY PHONE : Please call the Alberta Ballet box office between 9 :00 a.m . and 5:00 p.m. and we would be happy to take your order over the phone. 245-4222 FULL PAYMENT MUST ACCOMPANY THIS ORDER FORM. No refunds will be issued. All requests are dealt with on a first come first serve basis. Ti ckets will be mailed to the addres s specified on the form . WE URGE YOU TO SUBSCRIBE NOW TO GUARANTEE GOOD SEATS! I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE MY FRIENDS TO ALBERTA BALLET. Pl ease forward an Alberta Ballet Brochure to: Name: Deadline to subscribe is September 14/90 □ Mr. □ Ms . □ Mrs . _ __ __ _ _ _ _ _ _ __ _ Address : _ _ _ __ _ _ __ _ __ __ _ _ _ __ _ __ City: _ _ _ _ __ _ _ __ _ _ Postal Code: _ _ _ _ __ ABC All information subject to change 19')() JULY s 1991 1990/91 SEASON M TW T F S I 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 II 12 13 14 6 ALBERTA BALLET JANUARY SMTWTFS 7 6 7 I 2 8 9 10 II 12 3 4 5 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 29 30 31 AUGUST s 5 M 6 27 28 29 30 31 FEBRUARY Ballet's great tragedy ... truly a romantic masterpiece F s s TW T I 2 8 9 IO II 7 LES GRANDS BALLETS CANADIENS GISELLE 3 4 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 ALBERTA BALLET Featuring GRADUATION BALL Three exciting ballets ... CONTINUO, CEREUS and SYMPHONY OF PSALMS, 3 M 4 TW 5 T 6 F 7 s I 2 8 9 10 II 12 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 headlined by the humorous classical story ballet, GRADUATION BALL MARCH SEPTEMBER s 2 M TW 3 4 5 T 6 F 7 s 8 This magical Christmas tradition is guaranteed to charm the entire family 9 10 II 12 13 16 17 II, 19 20 21 22 '-l',. 24 25 26 27 28 29 M 7 T I 2 4 8 9 10 II 12 13 3 5 3 M 4 TW 5 T F 7 6 S I 2 8 9 10 II 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 2 1 22 23 RnVAT UJN"NTPPG B ~l ET lo/JI 25 26 27 28 29 30 APRIL s s TW F s A reputation for excellence makes this company one of the most popular in the world OCTOBER s ALBERTA BALLET THE NUTCRACKER 6 7 T 2 4 8 9 10 II 12 13 3 F s TW I M 5 6 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 r, 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 21 22 23 24 25 26 28 29 30 3 1 NOVEMBER s M 4 II 5 TW 6 7 T F • Calgary Dates • Edmonton Dates S I 2 8 9 10 3 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 DECEMBER s M TW T 2 3 4 6 5 F 7 DAPHNIS AND CHLOE ... a story ballet based on ancient Greek myth presented with an exciting World Premiere s 8 9 10 11 12 13 . . . . . 16 17 18 19 20 • • '-l'., ,,,, 25 26 27 28 29 28 29 30 MAY s M Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism Alberta Lotteries. Major Exhibitions and Fairs the Alberta Foundation for the Performing Arts Calgary Regional Arts Foundation Canada Council The Canada Council Touring Office City of Edmonton Grants in Aid and Recreation/Culture The Billingshurst Art Foundation Clifford E. Lee Foundation The Kahanoff Foundation Edmonton Community Foundation/ John and Barbara Poole Fund Nat Christie Foundation Nickle Family Foundation The Winspear Foundation 5 6 T I 2 8 9 10 11 7 F s TW Alberta Ballet is supported by: 3 4 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 JUNE s M TW T 2 3 4 6 5 F 7 s 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 2 1 22 '-l',. 24 25 26 27 28 29 FIRST WESTERN PRINTING Printed on Rainer 77 lb. Gloss CRITICAL ACCLAIM Message From Our Artistic Director " Dance that was polished and nuanced " The Globe and Mail Alberta Ballet welcomes you to join our growing family of subscribers. No matter who you are or what you do, whether a novice or connoisseur, Alberta Ball et' s 1990/91 season wi II excite you with ballets created by some of the world's greatest choreographers , performed by three exceptional ballet companies ... Alberta Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Since its inception 24 years ago, Alberta Ballet has grown to be a versatile 18 member Company with its roots in the classical dance tradition, yet at home in various styles of contemporary ballet. The merger of Alberta Ballet and the Calgary City Ballet pools the resources of both organizations into one dynamic force , enabling our new provincial Company to better serve Alberta's dance audiences with its Subscription Serie s in Calgary and Edmonton, its provincial touring and educational programming. I extend a warm thank you to those who have supported both organizations over the many years and look forward to sharing with you a great future for dance in Alberta. " Marvellous , robust ballet" Calgary Herald " A guaranteed crowd pleaser" Dance Connection AN ALBERTA BALLET SUBSCRIPTION IS YOUR TICKET TO ENJOY THESE SPECIAL BENEFITS AND PRIVILEGES SAVINGS • • • save from l 0 % to 30% avoid the BASS service charges receive a 10% discount on all purchases at the Alberta Ballet Boutique GUARANTEED SEATING • the best available seats are yours CONVENIENCE • • • • no waiting in lineups purchase additional single tickets in advance lost or stolen tickets will be replaced at no charge enjoy ticket exchange privileges EXTRAS • • receive Alberta Ballet's newsletter, the Balletin receive invitations to receptions and special events Tour Sponsors Ali Pourfarrokh Artistic Director Alberta Ballet . . NOVA