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A Word from the Artistic Director, Ivan Cavallari
December 12, 2018
Ivan Cavallari, artistic director of Les Grands Ballets

Dear audience members,

We are happy to welcome you for a 55th year to discover or rediscover Fernand Nault’s The Nutcracker. This ballet is a witness to the abundance of local talent and the importance of tradition, as some of our dancers have been dancing this fairytale ballet for nearly 20 years.

The Nutcracker celebrates the magic of the holidays, but it is first and foremost about sharing with children a sense of wonder: the children in the audience, of course, but also those on stage! I was touched, during my first year at Les Grands Ballets, to discover all of this young talent dedicated, week after week, to making this great celebration happen with such a contagious enthusiasm. Today, soak in their smiles, their bright eyes and their spontaneity and join them on their journey to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of Sweets.

To all of you, wishing you a wonderful show and a holiday season as magical as The Nutcracker!

Remembering Nicholas Cernovitch
December 12, 2018