For the first time ever, you can experience the magic of Shumka’s Nutcracker right at home. For just $25 per video download, your entire family can watch the enchanting story of Clara as her Nutcracker Prince comes to life. While this Edmonton classic won’t be performing live this year, we’re excited to offer this cherished performance on video. Plus, those kiddos who just can’t get enough of this Christmas delight can watch it over and over again. What a win!
Unfamiliar with Shumka’s Nutcracker? You’re in for a real treat! Shumka, a professional Ukrainian Dance Company which calls Edmonton home, takes the traditional Tchaikovsky Nutcracker tale and elevates it with Ukrainian themes, added musical elements and symbols. The costumes are lavish and the sets are spectacular. You’re sure to be awed by the elegance of classical ballet blended with the power and grace of Ukrainian character dance. Read more about the production here.
Your video download was filmed during the December 2017 performances of the production at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Edmonton and features a cast and crew of over 100 featuring Shumka and including guests from the Kyiva Ballet – National Opera of Ukraine, the famed Virsky Ukrainian Folk Dance Ensemble, the former Cite Ballet, Viter Ukrainian Folk Choir, and of course, the Shumka School of Dance.
There are so many creative ways to incorporate this beloved performance into your family traditions at home this year. Prepare a fine dinner (or get takeout!) and have the family dress in their fanciest Holiday attire. After a lovely dinner, usher everyone to the family room for your very own premier of Shumka’s Nutcracker. Not in the mood to get all dressed up? Snuggle up in your coziest Christmas jammies, prepare your favourite Christmas treats (we’re partial to cookies and hot cocoa!) and watch Shumka’s Nutcracker from the comfiest seat around. Desperate for a date night? Get the kids off to bed and have a date night in with your favourite drink while you enjoy the exquisite dancing and music. A $25 video download really is quite the steal for a night of entertainment! And you’ll be able to enjoy it year-after-year — even after it returns to the stage!
This special offer is only for a limited time. Purchase your download before January 15, 2021.