The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled the National Ballet of Canada to cancel its performances set for November and December, such as its yearly manufacturing of The Nutcracker.

In a news launch, the corporation says not becoming in a position to conduct the fall time is “deeply disappointing.”

But the basic safety of their audiences and artists is their “foremost precedence” all through the pandemic.

The ballet says it even now intends to continue with its winter season time in March 2021 and its summer time in June 2021 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.

Inventive director Karen Kain says she’s “specifically heartbroken to have to cancel The Nutcracker.”

Kain notes this will be the first yr considering that 1955 that Toronto audiences will not be in a position to view the holiday break basic that is set in a winter season wonderland and features movie star cameos.