Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s 2016-2017 season will bring you captivating performances, bold and innovative works.
Dracula makes a comeback in October as RWB’s season opener. It will mesmerize you with its captivating choreography, opulent sets and costumes along with the thrilling musical score from Gustav Mahler. In December, the enchanting family favourite Nutcracker will have additional furry characters as well as matinee performances on Christmas Eve, Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve – many choices to fit your holiday schedule. Mixed Programme is back in January 2017 with Mark Godden’s Angels In The Architecture gracing the stage once again and is sure to please your senses. Mixed Programme will also include Lila York’s Celts- an exuberant fusion of ballet, modern, classical, and Irish folk dance set to the music of pulse pounding and foot stomping rhythms of Celtic music.
In March 2017, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet will present Alberta Ballet’s, Love Lies Bleeding. Acclaimed by audiences and critics across North America, this show fuses the joy of pop/rock with the breathtaking physicality of ballet and features 14 classic songs by rock legends Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
Vespers is a new ballet creation by internationally acclaimed choreographer James Kudelka (The Four Seasons). This is the second world premiere this season and will be performed in May 2017. Based on the music of Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespers, 1610, the new ballet will include perspectives on relationships, nature and the spiritual world. RWB Presents Spotlight - Rising stars from the RWB Professional Division perform the best of the classical ballets. They will capture your hearts and impress you with their talent and skills.
We invite you to experience the bold, breathtaking and beautiful works that the 2016-2017 season has to offer. We thank you for your ongoing support.
We look forward to seeing you at the ballet!
André Lewis – Artistic Director
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Header Photo: Company dancers Jo-Ann Sundermeier and Josh Reynolds, photo by Rejean Brandt