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2014 $20 Fine Silver Coin – 75th Anniversary of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet

$114.95

A Royal Canadian Mint First! The coin comes in its very own music box! The fairytale-like image is protected by a customized case that plays Sleeping Beauty (Valse) melody by Tchaikovsky when opened.

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To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Royal Canadian Mint pays tribute to the organizations’ rich artistic legacy within Canada and abroad.

Design
The reverse image is an engraved rendition of a photograph by one of Canada’s foremost dance photographers, David Cooper. This overhead view features six dancers from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s lavish production of The Sleeping Beauty – a ballet classic that brings together timeless choreography from Marius Petipa and the spellbinding music of Tchaikovsky. With their arms outstretched and intertwined, the dancers form a snowflake-like pattern as they lean forward, their right legs outstretched in front of them so that their point shoes meet at the centre. Advanced “Sheer Effect” colour faithfully recreates the stunning costumes worn by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s dancers and further showcases the beautiful embellishments that adorn their traditional platter tutus.

Special Features
– This stunning coin celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet – an important milestone for Canada’s internationally renowned ballet company.

– A Royal Canadian Mint First! The coin comes in its very own music box! The fairytale-like image is protected by a customized case that plays Sleeping Beauty (Valse) melody by Tchaikovsky when opened.

– A Royal Canadian Mint exclusive, this coin features the use of an advanced “Sheer Effect” colourization technique used for the first time! This shimmery colour innovation faithfully recreates the intricate, soft-coloured costumes worn by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancers in the lavish production of The Sleeping Beauty.

Packaging
The coin comes in its very own music box! The customized case plays Sleeping Beauty (Valse) melody by Tchaikovsky when opened.

Finished Packaging Size:67 mm x 67 mm

1939
The Winnipeg Ballet Club was founded by Gweneth Lloyd and Betty Farrally and gave its first performances.

1953
Winnipeg Ballet receives the first Royal charter granted by Queen Elizabeth II in the Commonwealth.

1958
Arnold Spohr, former RWB dancer, accepts the position of Artistic Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, a position that he held until 1998.

1962
Royal Winnipeg Ballet opens its General Division School under the direction of former RWB Principal Dancer, Jean McKenzie.

1968
Royal Winnipeg Ballet wins two Gold Medals at the Paris International Dance Competition.

1970
David Moroni, former Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancer, is designated by Artistic Arnold Spohr to develop an integrated school.

1980
Principal Dancers Evelyn Hart and David Peregrine win Gold and Bronze Medals at the World Ballet Concours in Japan.

1987
Galina Yordanova’s staging of Swan Lake premieres to a sold-out house and critical acclaim in Winnipeg.

1990
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Soloist Mark Godden is appointed RWB’s Resident Choreographer.

1998
André Lewis is named Artistic Director of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Artistic Director Emeritus Arnold Sphor receives the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award at Rideau Hall ceremony.

2002
The Canadian premiere of Mauricio Wainrot’s Carmina Burana takes place in Winnipeg.

2009
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet premieres Quantz by Quanz choreographed by Peter Quanz, the first Canadian to create a work for the legendary Kirov Ball

2010
The Royal Winnipeg Ballet shatters box office records, presenting Moulin Rouge® The Ballet to nearly 50,000 audience members across North America.

2011
Mark Godden’s Svengali and Shawn Hounsell’s Wonderland World premieres in Winnipeg.

2012
The international co-production of dance icon Twyla Tharp’s The Princess & The Goblin has its World Premiere in Atlanta.

Item Number: 130586
Face Value: $20
Mintage: 7,500
Composition: 99.99% pure silver
Weight (g): 31.60 (1oz)
Diameter (mm): 40
Edge: Serrated
Finish: Proof
Certificate: Serialized
Artist: RCM Engravers rendition of David Cooper’s Photo (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)