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Alberta Ballet director Jean Grand-Maître choreographs a ballet set to the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Pictures by Chris Bolin for The Globe and Mail.

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Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maitre helped create Love Lies Bleeding, a contemporary semi-abstract ballet set to 14 of the classic songs composed by Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

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Members of the Love Lies Bleeding ballet rehearse a number in the dance production created by the Alberta Ballet and Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maitre. Love Lies Bleeding, is a contemporary semi-abstract ballet set to 14 of the classic songs composed by Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The dance will open in Calgary May 6, 2010.

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Cast members of the Love Lies Bleeding ballet prepare to rehearse a number.

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Yukichi Hattori gets into costume as Sir Elton John.

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Yukichi Hattori, playing Sir Elton John in Love Lies Bleeding, rehearses a number in the Alberta Ballet dance production.

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Alberta Ballet members rehearse one of the numbers in Love Lies Bleeding.

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