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Performer: Les Grands Ballets

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MontrealDancing Beethoven

Beethoven
Garrett Smith; Uwe Scholz; Les Grands Ballets; Dina Gilbert; Monica Guerra; Les Grands Ballets Orchestra

MontrealLunaWorld premiere

Tchaikovsky
Andrew Skeels; Vanesa Garcia-Ribala Montoya; Lesley Telford; Les Grands Ballets

MontrealThe Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty
Marius Petipa; Marcia Haydée; Les Grands Ballets; Dina Gilbert; Pablo Nuñez; Les Grands Ballets Orchestra
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A Christmas miracle: Les Grands Ballet’s updated Nutcracker

Waltz of the Snowflakes, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens' Nutcracker © Veronyc Vachon
Ballet companies around the world are in the thick of Nutcracker season right now, and many are grappling with some surprisingly meaty issues at the heart of this light, sugary ballet
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Les Grands taps into the emotional depths of Lady Chatterley's Lover

Raphael Bouchard and Eline Malegue in Lady Chatterley's Lover © Sasha Onyschenko
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens has brought a brand new piece to the stage; a neo-classical adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s controversial novel, Lady Chatterley’s Lover.
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An evening of stars in Montreal

Myriam Simon and Constantine Allen in 7e Symphonie © Sasha Onyshchenko
It’s the end of the 17/18 season for most ballet companies and for many, this means rounding off with a glitzy gala night. I feel these performances always go in one of two directions: they’re either a Greatest Hits or a bit of a patchwork quilt. 
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Les Grands' Casse Noisette

© Veronyc Vachon
Casse Noisette (the Nutcracker) is an annual tradition for shrieking hoardes of ballet-lovers all over the globe. If you want to keep it real, I heartily recommend a Sunday matinee.
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Les Grands Ballets: spirituality front and centre

Dancers of Les Grands Ballets in Clug's Stabat Matter © Sasha Onyshchenko
Les Grands Ballets has a new Artistic Director – Ivan Cavallari – and 13 new dancers, mostly cherry-picked from some of Europe’s best ballet companies. Montreal audiences are in for a thorough journey through European contemporary ballet movements; which is not so far from the trajectory the previous Artistic Director Gradimir Pankov established during his tenure
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