Alberta Ballet are set to take All of Us, based on the music of the Tragically Hip, on tour for five weeks next year.
The company will introduce the ballet to new audiences across Canada, with them performing in Toronto, Hamilton, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver. They’ll kick things off on May 25 in Hamilton before ending the dates on June 17 in Calgary.
The much-loved show tells the story of “two warring clans who battle to inherit the earth to redesign its future anew.” It features a dynamic soundtrack featuring 20 iconic songs from the Hip’s legendary 30-year anthology.
Band member Rob Baker was a huge fan when he saw the show. He said, according to a press release: “I saw it twice and found it exhilarating. We are thrilled that the Alberta Ballet is taking the show out nationally.”
Alberta Ballet artistic director and choreographer Jean Grand-Maitre said, “Beyond the Canadiana we usually attach to the music of the Hip, there lies a whole other universal wisdom which speaks, through its extraordinary simplicity, about humanity’s true inner potential.”
All of Us is the latest addition to Grand-Maitre’s series of portrait ballets, with previous performances including the work of k.d. lang (Balletlujah), Sarah McLachlan (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy), Joni Mitchell (Joni Mitchell’s The Fiddle and the Drum), Elton John (Love Lies Bleeding), and Gordon Lightfoot (Our Canada).
Tickets for All of Us will go on sale Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m. For more info click here.