“A perfect first Nutcracker for many generations …. A powerful and beautiful thing to behold.”
– Edmonton Journal
Shumka's Nutcracker is a new Holiday classic and a true Edmonton Nutcracker. This luxurious and uniquely powerful production features ballet, folk dance, and character dance in a celebration of Tchaikovsky’s beloved score. Shumka's Nutcracker blends the grace and lyrical nature of classical movement with the strength of Ukrainian character dance, leaving audiences exhilarated and entertained.
Given Tchaikovsky’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!
Choreography, the process, and dressing alike
A behind the scenes chat with Shumka's Nutcracker Senior Creative Director, Jorden Morris and Creative Director Tasha Orysiuk.
Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre, Camrose
December 14 - 7:30 pm
December 15 - 2:00 pm
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
December 22, 2018 – 2pm & 7:30pm
December 23, 2018 – 2pm