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Guillaume Côté with Artists of the Ballet in Nijinsky / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

A Magical Madness: Nijinsky

By Eve van Eeden

Aristotle once said: “No great genius ever existed without a touch of madness”. Celebrating the man who personified this expression, Nijinsky is brought to life by The National Ballet of Canada.

Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden in Nijinsky / Photo by Bruce Zinger
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Love Strikes a Chord: Nijinsky

By Wei Shen

Director Stanley Kubrick was once mesmerized by Napoleon Bonaparte. Choreographer John Neumeier’s similar obsession with “Le Dieu de la Danse”, Vaslav Nijinsky, has crystallized into the National Ballet of Canada’s production Nijinsky.

Robert Stephen, Brent Parolin, Skylar Campbell as Pinocchio and Alexandra MacDonald in The National Ballet of Canada’s Pinocchio / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Will Tuckett’s Pinocchio: A Canadian Talkie Ballet

By Dina Ginzburg

From plaid-clad, bearded lumberjacks, to backdrops evoking Group of Seven paintings, to a monstrous whale inhabiting the waters of a Nova Scotian fishing village, The National Ballet of Canada’s Pinocchio pays homage to the country hosting British choreographer Will Tuckett.

Skylar Campbell as Pinocchio and Artists of the Ballet in The National Ballet of Canada’s Pinocchio / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Pinocchio: Hybridized Ballet

By Sabrina Papas

If the audience of the opening night performance of Pinocchio was expecting a wholly classic, balletic rendition when the curtain rose, choreographer Will Tuckett defied those expectations.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Le Petit Prince

By Grace Wells-Smith

Full of flash and innovation, Le Petit Prince is a step in a different direction for The National Ballet of Canada.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Le Petit Prince

By Michael Morreale

The National Ballet of Canada’s world premiere of Le Petit Prince had all the makings of a royal feast, but the balance was off.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Nothing Petit About It

By Liz Ostil

Noticeable excitement hums within the walls of the Four Seasons Centre on opening night as audience members settle into their seats before a giant, projected paper scrawled with the name of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s tiniest hero.

 
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.

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