The company tours with a minimum of 53 people: Artistic Director, 2 Ballet Masters, 35 dancers, Artistic Coordinator, Technical Director, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Technical Assistant, Wardrobe, 6 IATSE technicians, Touring Manager, Pianist, Physiotherapist. Note : 100 staff members tour with The Nutcracker and more than 100 extra children/teenagers, are needed in each city where the production is being presented. Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal tours with its sets, costumes and all other related production items. The company may bring additional lighting and sound equipment to add to the existing technical equipment available in local theatres. The average weight for all the equipment is between 8,000 and 12,000 kilos depending on the productions.
Touring technicians are members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, IATSE Local 56.
With the exception of big productions (Sleeping Beauty, Léonce & Lena, Rodin/Claudel), the set-up requires an average of one full day prior to the day of the first performance, and the load-out requires about four hours after final curtain.
General stage and technical requirements
Minimum dance area
15 meters x 15 meters
Wood ooring with resiliency. No concrete.
Legs and borders for most of our repertory