A Goh Ballet Production
Choreographer Anna-Marie Holmes
Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Vancouver Opera Orchestra
Conducted by Leslie Dala
The Centre for Performing Arts
Dec 15 to 18, 2011
Vancouver, BC: The Nutcracker has been a Christmas tradition for ballet companies all over the world for many years. I remember way back as a child in Cape Town, being enthralled by the music and the fantastic visions on stage. That was an early event that led to my lifelong love of dance. Vancouver's Goh Ballet has established a tradition of its own with this year's show being the third production of this version of the ballet. It has been a while since I have seen The Nutcracker, but it has lost none of its charm for me. This production sparkled and I loved every minute of it.