Ukrainian Shumka Dancers' Nutcracker
with Victoria Symphony
- 1:00 + 7:00pm
Viktor Lytvynov + John Pichlyk
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
1h 47 min (including intermission)
Shumka’s Nutcracker blends the grace and lyricism of classical movement with the strength and power of Ukrainian folk and character dance. This classic tale of young Clara and her dream Prince incorporates Ukrainian traditions and symbols, grand orchestral versions of Tchaikovsky’s legendary score, and lavish sets and costumes designed by National Opera of Ukraine’s Maria Levitska. Exuberant entertainment!
“A perfect first Nutcracker for many generations… A powerful and beautiful thing to behold.”EDMONTON JOURNAL