Pierre Lavoie

Lighting Designer

Pierre Lavoie has been active in dance since 1982, first in Toronto as stage manager for most of the city’s modern dance companies, then in Montréal for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. There he had the great opportunity to work closely with his mentor, lighting designer Nick Cernovitch. Pierre started designing lighting in the 90s for Margie Gillis and has since designed every new work in her repertoire. He also creates lights for many independent modern dance artists in Montreal. Pierre’s versatility is seen in how easily he can sustain both modern and classical vocabulary.

He has designed to rave reviews at Alberta Ballet where he is resident lighting designer, Christopher Wheeldon’s Midsummer Night’s Dream, Val Caniparoli’s Lady of the Camellias, Kirk Petersen’s Othello, Emily Molnar’s Carmina Burana and Jean Grand-Maitre’s Carmen, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliette, the acclaimedFiddle and the Drum with Joni Mitchell, Love Lies Bleeding with Elton John and Fumbling Towards Ecstacy with Sarah MacLaclan. Pierre has also designed works for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet including Moulin Rouge, Mark Godden’s As Above, So Below and The Magic Flute and André Prokovsky’s Anna Karenina. Other ballet credits include Don Quixote, Swan Lake, Taming of the Shrew andNutcracker at Boston Ballet; Cinderella at Milwaukee Ballet; a mixed jazz program at Ballet Memphis; King Lear, Amadeus,Phantom of the Opera and Don Giovanni at Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada; qoundam at the Royal Swedish Ballet choreographed by Sabrina Matthews Pierre has also ventured into the world of music where he has designed the lighting for the last three creations of tango music septet Ensemble Romulo Larréa; Homage to Astor Piazzola, Tango for La Milonga and Tango for a Century. For opera, he designed the world premiere of Facing South in Toronto, Normaand Rigoletto at Pacific Opera in Victoria, Romeo and Juliette for the Opéra de Québec and La Traviata at Opera New-Brunswick.

December 20-22, 2019
Tickets

FAQ

When do tickets go on sale for The Nutcracker?

Tickets usually go on sale in the late Summer each year for the following December. You can check the homepage of this website to check if they are currently on sale.

Are there discounted tickets for Seniors, Children, Students or large groups?

There are discounted tickets for Seniors (65 years and up) and Children (0-12 years old) available on the Ticketmaster.ca site. Group discounts are available for groups of 20 or more, please contact us at Nutcracker@GohBallet.com for details.

What is the policy on late seating?

Show policy is latecomers will not be seated until Intermission. Exceptions will be considered in cases of inclement weather, parking issues and/or box office delays. Please try your best to be on time.

Can a small child sit on my lap during the performance?

For fire and building safety reasons the theatre does not allow children in laps, and each person in the theatre must have a ticket. We recommend the show for children 3 years old and up.

I am bringing a child to the ballet and I am afraid that they will have trouble seeing over people’s heads. Is there anything that I can do?

Yes – Booster cushions are available at the theatre for free to help children view the ballet without obstruction.

What should I wear?

Although there is no dress code, it is recommended that you dress out of respect for the dancers. Most patrons wear “business attire” (men: coat and tie, women: dresses or dress pants) or “dressy casual”.

Does the theatre have an elevator?

Yes — the theatre has an elevator and ushers are happy to assist you in finding your section and seats.

Is handicap-accessible seating available?

Yes. There is handicap and wheelchair accessible seating at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre. For more information contact Ticketmaster 1.855.985.5000 for more information and to purchase your tickets.

Right from the curtain rising through the following two hours of the outstanding production, surprise and delight followed one after another.