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presented by - Sid and Nellie Braaksma
SHUMKA presents Clara’s Dream!
“A perfect first Nutcracker for many generations …. A powerful and beautiful thing to behold.”
– Edmonton Journal
The Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, Edmonton's Citie Ballet, Viter Ukrainian Folk Choir and Ukraine's Virsky and Kyiv Ballet join forces for Clara's Dream…Edmonton's Ukrainian Nutcracker!. In celebration of the Christmas season, Clara's Dream brings this Canadian-Ukrainian artistic collaboration to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in December.
Clara's Dream is the only Ukrainian folk ballet representation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. Given the famous composer's Ukrainian heritage, the production incorporates Ukrainian Christmas traditions, folk and character dance, a grand orchestral version of Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells), and Ukrainian symbols woven into the lavish sets and costumes.
Witness the story of the young Clara, her dream prince, the meddling mice and the magic of the holiday season. A delight for the senses, don't miss this unique presentation of the beloved Christmas classic.
Clara's Dream: A Ukrainian Folk Ballet
based on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
December 29, 2016 – 7:30pm
December 30, 2016 – 2pm & 7:30pm
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December 05, 2016
Returning in the role of Clara, Shumka welcomes back Tetyana Lozova from the Kyiv Ballet of the National Opera of Ukraine. An "Honoured Artist of Uk...
November 22, 2016
We’re thrilled to announce the 2016 cast of Clara’s Dream featuring a talented, athletic and elegant cast, from Ukraine and from right ...
January 06, 2016
Shumka thanks all of those who made Clara’s Dream 2015 a great success! Our funders, sponsors, donors, advertisers and volunteers! Our gu...