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Alberta Ballet creating show based on Elton John songs

Two years after teaming up with songstress Joni Mitchell to create anantiwar show based on her music, the Alberta Ballet is collaboratingwith another music legend.

Two years after teaming up with songstress Joni Mitchell to create an antiwar show based on her music, the Alberta Ballet is collaborating with another music legend.

The dance company announced a partnership with pop icon Elton John to stage a “contemporary semi-abstract ballet” that features his hits and portrays his “challenges and triumphs.”

The show is being created by the ballet’s artistic director, Jean Grand-Maitre, who also staged Mitchell’s production, The Fiddle and the Drum.

“I was enthralled and inspired with The Fiddle and the Drum and I am looking forward to seeing what Jean and the Alberta Ballet will create with my music,” John said in a release.

 
 
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