Explore the Canadian soul through the music of Gordon Lightfoot.
In the award-winning tradition of our pop ballets, Our Canada follows in the beloved musical steps of Balletlujah and Love Lies Bleeding. We’re melding two celebrations, Alberta Ballet’s 50th Anniversary and Canada’s 150th birthday into one magnificent ballet that explores our province and our country through folk and country music legend, Gordon Lightfoot.
Featuring 5 world-class designers, 30 superb dancers and impressive multi-media installations portraying significant moments in Canada’s history, internationally-acclaimed choreographer Jean Grand- Maître has spearheaded a collaboration that celebrates the Canadian soul.
The full-length ballet constructs a series of visual poems out of intimate duets and full ensemble pieces, creating beautiful and romantic moments through the marriage of contemporary ballet and Lightfoot hits like "Sundown", “Canadian Railroad Trilogy”, "If You Could Read My Mind", and the "Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald.” It’s a multidisciplinary sensation hailing our home, our geography, our great diversity and our empowered collective spirit.
Choreographer: Jean Grand-Maitre
Music: Gordon Lightfoot
Video Design: Adam Larsen
Set Design: Scott Reid
Sound Design: Dewi Wood
Wardrobe Stylist/Costume Design: Raven Hehr
Lighting Design: Pierre Lavoie