Victoria Arts Guide
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Ballet Victoria 2018-19
Aseason of full-length works for the whole family begins in October with Frankenstein’, a gothic classic with a Ballet Victoria twist — it’s a love story! The score combines traditional ballet, opera and contemporary music for an electrifying performance.

December brings ‘The Gift’ with the Victoria Symphony. With its trademark tweaks and surprises, ‘The Gift’ blends tradition with holiday cheer, magic and stellar classical ballet. The ‘Nutcracker’ score, mice, a white dragon, snow queen and sugar plum fairy are all part of the adventure of a young girl on Christmas Eve.

The fiery ‘Carmina Burana’ takes to the stage in March. Sung live by the Victoria Chorale Society 140 voice choir and accompanied by musicians of the Victoria Symphony — danced masterfully by the dancers of Ballet Victoria — this is an experience not to be missed. A Chaucerian flair permeates the very physical choreography to Carl Orf’s brilliant score, reinforcing the power of love.

The 2018/19 season closes with ‘Alice in Wonderland’, a new ballet by artistic director Paul Destrooper, which he promised will go where no Alice has gone before.

Visit balletvictoria.ca to become a BVIP and receive many benefits, including the opportunity to preview all the performance before they hit the stage.

The 2018/19 season marks Ballet Victoria’s 16th year. The professional company performs four full programs each year, touring in Canada and the US and provides complimentary outreach programs for seniors and public schools.

For details, visit: balletvictoria.ca. Tickets are available at the Royal & McPherson box offices, or by phone at: 250-386-6121.

PHOTO BY BARBARA BURNS