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Artists of the Ballet in Cacti / Photo by Edwin Luk
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

From Dream to Abstraction

By Taylor Long

At first glance, they aren’t very suitable neighbours. The National Ballet of Canada closed their 2017/2018 season with a mixed program of ballets including the Canadian premiere of recent Tony Award-winner Justin Peck’s Paz de la Jolla.

Artists of the Ballet in Paz de la Jolla / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Season Closes with Compelling Voices

By Kallee Lins

Some of Toronto’s most exciting ballet offerings can be found on The National Ballet of Canada’s mixed programs, and the three works that opened Saturday night at the Four Seasons Centre are no exception.

The National Ballet of Canada, Justin Peck, James Kudelka, Alexander Ekman

Paz de la Jolla & The Man in Black with Cacti

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
June 16-22 juin 2018
16, 20-22 @ 7:30 | 19:30. No performances on March 18, 19 | Il n'y a pas de spectacle les 18, 19 mars.
Ballet

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Pure, Smart Entertainment

By Anne Cass

Vitality, glamour and striking humour fill The National Ballet of Canada’s stage at the premiere of Alexander Ekman’s Cacti, with George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Rubies at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

The Pleasure of Cacti’s Prickle

By Matthew Pariselli

Cacti is a delightfully silly and playful ballet, but also a sharply satirical and pulsating presentation, accentuated by its strategic place in The National Ballet of Canada’s recent mixed programme, which also features Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Rubies.

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