Approximate running time: 1 hour and 20 minutes
4501 50 Street
Camrose AB T4V 5J1
A bi-annual Christmas tradition in Camrose, Shumka’s Nutcracker blends the grace and lyrical nature of classical movement with the strength and power of Ukrainian character dance, leaving audiences exhilarated and entertained. Shumka’s Nutcracker is the only Ukrainian folk ballet based on the timeless Christmas classic. The production incorporates Ukrainian traditions, folk and character dance, grand orchestral versions of Tchaikovsky’s legendary score, and Ukrainian symbols woven into lavish sets and costumes. The performance is a graceful, joyfully conceived presentation of enchantment embracing a classic tale of young Clara and her dream Prince.