National Ballet of Cuba, the Nutcracker. Dec 11-13, Hamilton Place

Click here for information and tickets. NOTE: there will also be a matinee performance, at 2 PM on Saturday Dec 12th.

excerpt: Without a doubt The Nutcracker is the most everlasting fairytale of all times…

At Hamilton Place the adult roles in the classic Christmas extravaganza are brilliantly performed by some of the greatest ballet artists in the world, the Principal Dancers in the Cuban National Ballet. Complementing the picture nicely, well over 100 Canadian children contribute their touch of perfection and delightful entertainment to the magical evening.

… The Nutcracker, featuring The National Ballet of Cuba, direction by Alicia Alonso, will performed at Hamilton Place for School Matinees on Thursday, December 10th  at 10:30 AM and on Friday, December 11th at 10:30 AM.

For the general public the performances will take place at Hamilton Place on Friday, December 11th at 7:30 PM; on Saturday, December 12th at 2:00 PM and at 7:30 PM and on Sunday, December 13th at 2:00 PM.

A ballet talk by dance critic Garry Smith will take place at Piano Nobile, Hamilton Place 45 minutes before the performance. Tickets start at $34.50 and can be obtained calling TICKETMASTER (905) 527-7666 or contacting www.ticketmaster.ca

The Canadian Ballet Youth Ensemble welcomes the ballet performances with the Hamilton Nutcracker Festival featuring the Sugar Plum Fair, a wonderful array of gifts specially selected to warm the hearts and to accessorize the home at Christmas time. The Sugar Plum Fair takes place on December 11th from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM; on December 12th from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM and on December 13th from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Hamilton Place, 10 MacNab Street South, Hamilton, Ontario. For more information call (905) 512-1453, contact info@cbye.caThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or www.cbye.ca.

Some video clips from last years performance:

CubanBallet2008

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