If you’re tired of watching the same Christmas movies over and over, try mixing things up a bit with a bit of homegrown, high-class culture from Montreal’s own Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal.
A broadcast of their 2016 performance of The Nutcracker will be broadcasted online and on TV on December 18 at 7pm on Radio-Canada’s ICI TÉLÉ and again on December 28 at 8pm on Radio-Canada’s ARTV as part of their Lundi Culture program.
It’s the longest running show in Canada, starting back in 1964. This year would have marked the 57th edition of the company’s performance, but they announced that it would be cancelled in light of COVID-19.
“The current sanitary situation makes it difficult to for the company to maintain the show at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, as more than 150 artists, craftswomen, craftsmen and technicians work behind the scenes of this production,” the company wrote online.
At least it’s not fully cancelled this year. Curl up on the couch with some snacks, dress up for the occasion either in coattails and dresses or in your PJs—this’ll be the first time you can feel comfy watching this show without getting dolled up ayway—and enjoy.
There are a million and one different places to support in the city right now, but if you can, consider supporting the arts and the artists involved with this company by checking out their donation page.