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Elton John-inspired ballet opens in Ottawa

Love Lies Bleeding runs until April 20

Alberta Ballet’s Love Lies Bleeding opened in Ottawa on April 19 at the National Arts Centre.

Set to the classic pop songs written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, it follows a character called the Elton Fan. The production deals with drug abuse and HIV and includes a long kiss between the two lead male dancers.

The ballet premiered in Calgary in 2010 and has also played in Toronto and Montreal.