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Alberta Ballet's Elton John show heading to Toronto

A scene from Alberta Ballet's "Love Lies Bleeding"

Debra Hornsby

The Alberta Ballet's acclaimed collaboration with music superstar Elton John is headed to Toronto next month.

The contemporary dance production Love Lies Bleeding features aerialists, dancers on spinning turntables and fire-shooting roller skates.

It's inspired by and features some of John's biggest hits, including Bennie and the Jets, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Rocket Man and Believe.

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The innovative show heads to the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts from Nov. 8 to 12.

It was created by the Alberta Ballet's internationally renowned artistic director and choreographer Jean Grand-Maitre.

Love Lies Bleeding enjoyed a successful run in Alberta last year.

"We're thrilled to bring this innovative ballet to Toronto," Corey Ross, president of Starvox Entertainment said Wednesday in a release.

"It's a show that appeals to ballet fans, but also a new generation of aficionados. This show is simply a good time."

The show is part of the Sony Centre's 51st season.

Other shows include Classical Mystery Tour, in which a tribute band – backed by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony – plays 30 Beatles tunes exactly as they were written.

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Also on the bill is the South African Soweto Gospel Choir and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

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