Royal Winnipeg Ballet announces 83rd season that will “Illuminate Your World”

Photo by Daniel Crump - RWB Ballet In The Park.

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet (RWB) is back for its 83rd season this fall with a series of ballets that promise to “Illuminate Your World,” according to the RWB.

Photo by Daniel Crump – RWB Ballet In The Park.

The season will start with its traditional Ballet in the Park at Lyric Theatre in Assiniboine Park from July 27 to 29. Take in Rodeo, a show “that portrays our universal desire to be loved – and our fear of rejection from those we love.” Audiences can watch as “the awkward, tomboyish Cowgirl vies for the attention of the Head Wrangler at The Burnt Ranch and discovers love where she least expects it.”

In October, the RWB brings to life The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel. Holiday classic and family favourite The Nutcracker arrives December 21. March 8 brings the opening of another classic ballet, Swan Lake. In May, Peter Pan arrives to escape to Neverland.

The season ends with RWB Aspirants and RWB School Professional Division students presenting Spotlight at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre from May 25-27, 2023, and On The Edge at the RWB Founders’ Studio on June 7-9, 2023, under the direction of school director Stéphane Léonard.

“Be it spoken, written, or performed, stories connect us with one another,” said André Lewis, the RWB’s artistic director and CEO. “Dance allows us to feel and live a story without words. Throughout history, we have turned to dance as a way of expressing ourselves and connecting with one another. Our new season will take us on journeys through magical lands, where the power of beautifully-told stories will thrill and delight our audiences.”

The RWB will also tour in 2022, with dates in Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa for The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Nutcracker in Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver and Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Visit rwb.org for more information about purchasing 2022-23 subscriptions and tickets.


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