The Nutcracker Fund offers a complete immersion in the show’s universe by allowing:
- A Nutcracker performance free of charge for 2,800 children who are sick, in difficulty or from a sensitive background
Each year, a free matinée performance of The Nutcracker is dedicated to 2,800 sick children from hospitals or foundations, as well as disadvantaged students selected by *Une école montréalaise pour tous *(Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec).
- Educational workshops offered to 1,500 among them
This year, the Fund offers four different educational workshops to 1,500 disadvantaged children:
Dance: a short choreography taught with some of Les Grands Ballets’ dancers, in our new studios, then performed as a flash mob in the corridors of Place des Arts, prior to the educational matinée performance
Animated Film: making of short animated films in stop-motion which will be screened on the TV screens of Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier (Place des Arts) during The Nutcracker
Costumes: making of costumes inspired by The Nutcracker characters, then exhibited at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier (Place des Arts) during The Nutcracker production
Visual Arts: production of printed canvas and 3D totems inspired by The Nutcracker characters, then exhibited at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier (Place des Arts) during The Nutcracker production
- Support to the annual refurbishing of The Nutcracker's costumes and sets, now in its 56th year!
Did you know that The Nutcracker is the longest production on the same stage in Canada? The Fund allows the annual renewal of sets and costumes of the production, which will be performed for the 56th edition.