Canada‘s Ukrainian Shumka Dancers‘ Nutcracker (Canada/Ukraine)

With Guests from Ukraine‘s Kyiv Ballet

Viktor Lytvynov + John Pichlyk
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Additional Music arrangements
Yuri Shevchenko
Costume Design
Maria Levitska (National Opera of Ukraine)
1 hour, 27 minutes

Performance Dates

Thu. Dec. 10 • Available 5pm

Fri. Dec. 11 • All Day

Sat. Dec. 12 • All Day

Sun. Dec. 13 • Ends 10pm

The delightful story of young Clara, her dream prince, brave soldiers, and the meddling mice, is reimagined and proudly presented as a Ukrainian version of Tchaikovsky’s famous work in Shumka’s Nutcracker. This unique blend of the grace and lyricism of classical ballet with the strength and power of Ukrainian dance brings a special sense of energy and excitement to this Christmas classic.

“A perfect first Nutcracker for many generations…a powerful and beautiful thing to behold.” EDMONTON JOURNAL

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Lead Presentation sponsor: Cameron Izard Snell Chartered Professional Accountants
Lead Presentation sponsor: Rob Tournour Masonry Ltd.

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Nutcracker by Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. Photo: Gregg Ingram

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Program Notes - Meet the Company

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Ntucracker Story Time


Nutcracker Story Time with professional storyteller Jim Leard, who will recount the magical story of Nutcracker  for your little ones to enjoy.

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Nutcracker by Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. Photo: Marc J Chalifoux

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Colouring Pages & Crafts


Get in the Nutcracker spirit with colouring pages and paper dolls. Download and print more intricate colouring pages (teens and adults) or pages for kids and there’s paper doll cut-outs of the characters from the ballet.

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Thu. Feb. 25 • Available 5pm

Fri. Feb. 26 • All Day

Sat. Feb. 27 • All Day

Sun. Feb. 28 • Ends 10pm

Balance & Imbalance by Bereishit Dance Company. Photo Nikith Nath
Bereishit Dance Company


Thu. Apr. 8 • Available 5pm

Fri. Apr. 9 • All Day

Sat. Apr. 10 • All Day

Sun. Apr. 11 • Ends 10pm