A New Prince for Clara!

A New Prince for Clara!

December 09, 2013

We are excited to announce that Shumka alumnist and SYTYCDC finalist - Jeff Mortensen - has been cast as the Prince in the 2014 presentation of Cl...

High-flying folk ballet hits its mark

High-flying folk ballet hits its mark

November 08, 2013

Cossack dance a powerful, beautiful thing to behold   From their first slipping and sliding steps in the playful opening skating scene, to...



September 20, 2013

We are excited to bring Clara back to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium stage as an annual Shumka presentation! Tickets to Clara's Dre...



SHUMKA presents Clara’s Dream!

 “A perfect first Nutcracker for many generations …. A powerful and beautiful thing to behold.” 

– Edmonton Journal


Canada's Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, Virsky - The Ukrainian State Folk Dance Company, and The Kyiv Ballet join forces once again for Clara's Dream: A Ukrainian Folk Ballet. In celebration of Ukrainian Christmas, Clara's Dream brings this Canadian-Ukrainian artistic collaboration to the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in January of 2014.


Uniting the world's foremost Ukrainian dance companies in an historical first, Clara's Dream is the only Ukrainian folk ballet representation of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker. Given the famous composer's Ukrainian heritage, the production incorporates Ukrainian Christmas traditions, folk and character dance, a grand orchestral version of Shchedryk (Carol of the Bells), and Ukrainian symbols woven into the lavish sets and costumes.


Witness the story of the young Clara, her dream prince, the meddling mice and the magic of the holiday season. A delight for the senses, don't miss this unique presentation of the beloved Christmas classic.



Clara's Dream: A Ukrainian Folk Ballet based on Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
January 10 and 11, 2014
Tickets at Ticketmaster : www.ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-5000

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