“Our 52nd sea­son is one of le­gends, dreamweavers and po­ets.”

The Walrus - - LETTERS - AL­BERTA BAL­LET, ARTIS­TIC DIREC­TOR JEAN GRAND-MAITRE

As an artis­tic direc­tor and chore­og­ra­pher, I’ve learned more about the ecol­ogy of so­ci­eties than I ever might have imag­ined. At the cen­tre of my art are the dancers. Filled with op­ti­mism and hope, they are pas­sion­ate and in­spired. They sac­ri­fice much to ex­press great beauty. But through the cre­ative process, we con­nect with a larger com­mu­nity. De­sign­ers, mu­si­cians, pa­trons, donors, spon­sors and fun­ders bond to­gether, aligned by a shared be­lief in the im­por­tance and value of a work of art. Art gives our ex­is­tence a dig­ni­fied pur­pose. Gath­er­ing artis­tic mav­er­icks from across Canada, Al­berta Bal­let’s 18/19 sea­son is so rich with ideas, con­trasts and dar­ing, it may go down in his­tory as one of our most mem­o­rable. Join us on our ex­cit­ing and in­spir­ing jour­ney.

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