Centennial Concert Hall is the main stage of the company whose season opener is the world premiere of Greg Horsman’s La Bayadère; this is a co-production between Queensland Ballet, West Australian Ballet, and the RWB. Also premiering will be James Kudelka’s Four Old Legs which will feature a return of former RWB principal dancer Evelyn Hart dancing with Zhenya Cerneacov.
Also celebrating an anniversary is the company’s production of RWB’s Canadian prairie version Nutcracker, choreographed by Galina Yordanova and Nina Menon.
Returning to Winnipeg is Moulin Rouge® – The Ballet choreographed by Jorden Morris. This ballet has been performed for over 125,000 people across North America, Europe, and Asia.
To close this special season, the company presents a mixed program titled 80 Years – A Retrospective which features works that honor the history of Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Agnes de Mille’s exuberant and amusing Rodeo celebrates Arnold Spohr, Mark Godden’s one-act masterpiece Angels in the Architecture pays tribute to John Meehan, and Toer van Schayk’s Seventh Symphony, first set by the Dutch National Ballet, honours Henny Jurriens.