Alberta Ballet’s 2014-15 lineup will include the world debut of a new production of Carmen choreographed by the company’s Yukichi Hattori in what artistic director Jean Grand-Maître calls a “landmark year” that offers a mix of contemporary and classical ballet and includes five Alberta premières.
The 2014-15 season includes:
• Don Quixote (September 25 to 27) — the season opens with a company première with music by Ludwig Minkus.
• The Three Musketeers (October 23 to 25) — a company premiere with choreography by David Nixon and music by Sir Malcolm Arnold.
• The Nutcracker (December 18 to 24) — annual performance featuring choreography by Edmund Stipe set to the classic score by Pyotr Illych Tchaikovsky.
• Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (January 16 to 17) — all-male parody ensemble.
• Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (February 12 to 14) — the return of Grand-Maître’s popular ballet created in collaboration with singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan featuring new choreography and songs.
• Forgotten Land and Carmen (March 26 to 28) — the company premiere of Forgotten Land choreographed by Jirí to the music of Benjamin Britt; and the world debut of a new Carmen choreographed by Yukichi Hattori with music by Georges Bizet.
• La Bayadère (April 30 to May 2) — a performance by the Houston Ballet featuring choreography by Stanton Welch after Marius Petipa and music by Ludwig Minkus.