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ALBERTA BALLET PRESENTS LOVE LIES BLEEDING – FEATURING THE MUSIC OF ELTON JOHN AND BERNIE TAUPIN

April 7th, 2016

For Immediate Release: April 7, 2016 

Excess, drama, eroticism, and a profusion of extravagant costumes

Calgary & Edmonton, AB – Alberta Ballet is delighted to present Love Lies Bleeding, a sensational contemporary ballet choreographed by Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître. Performances will run in Calgary May 5-7 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium and in Edmonton May 13-14 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium.

Acclaimed by audiences and critics across North America, Jean Grand-Maître’s mesmerizing multimedia ballet fuses the joy of pop/rock with the breathtaking physicality of ballet in a dance spectacular on par with the boldest Broadway productions.

Featuring 14 classic songs by rock legends Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Love Lies Bleeding depicts a musician’s rise to fame, exploring the trials, sacrifices and triumphs of achieving superstardom. Audiences will be moving and singing along to Grand-Maître’s wild and electric work, an unforgettable story of rock ‘n’ roll, drama, passion, defeat, and above all, love.

"It is always a thrilling experience to revisit this iconic Alberta Ballet mega-production and to dance to the music of one of our century's greatest songwriters and performers," says Grand-Maître.

CHOREOGRAPHY Jean Grand-Maître
MUSIC Sir Elton John & Bernie Taupin
LIBRETTO Jean Grand-Maître
COSTUME DESIGN Martine Bertrand
SCENERY DESIGN Guillaume Lord
LIGHTING DESIGN Pierre Lavoie
SOUND DESIGN Claude Lemelin
VIDEO DESIGN Adam Larsen

Tickets for shows in both Calgary and Edmonton start at $29 and are available by phone in Calgary at 403-245-4549, in Edmonton at 780-428-6839 or online at ticket.albertaballet.com.

About Alberta Ballet

Alberta Ballet, Canada’s second-largest ballet company, is currently celebrating its 49th season. Under the artistic leadership of Jean Grand-Maître, the company is at the forefront of the national and international arts scene. This season closes with Jean Grand-Maître’s critically acclaimed Love Lies Bleeding, set to the music of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

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