Les Grands Ballets cancel weekend performances of “The Nutcracker” due to COVID-19 – Montreal
Les Grands Ballets were forced to cancel performances on December 17, 18 and 19 The Nutcracker, Clara’s Journey, scheduled at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier.
The company made the announcement on Friday afternoon amid a wave of COVID-19 cases in the province and among its production team, forcing the company to cancel ballet performances in accordance with public health requirements. The remaining performances will be postponed until further notice.
The company has seven active instances of COVID-19.
“I’m sorry to all the children I knew who were eager to discover The Nutcracker for the first time and the families who were enthusiastic about rediscovering this great classic! My priority, however, remains the health and safety of the members of the production: I am relieved that the cases listed do not present any serious symptoms and I wish them all a speedy recovery. I am optimistic that we will have the pleasure of reconnecting with the public from December 22 with the new indoor distancing measures, ”the statement said.
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All the artists and workers who contributed to the creation of this special edition of Nutcracker will be compensated in accordance with the agreements in place, and all ticket holders for performances on December 17, 18 and 19 The Nutcracker, Clara’s Journey will be refunded.
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For any questions, the public is invited to communicate directly with the Place des Arts team at 514 842-2112 or via [email protected]
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