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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.

Jillian Vanstone and Guillaume Côté in A Streetcar Named Desire / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

The Demise of Desire

By Annick MacAskill

The National Ballet of Canada’s premiere of choreographer John Neumeier’s A Streetcar Named Desire is an aesthetic triumph and a thought-provoking comment on the destructive nature of repressed sexuality and violence.

Sonia Rodriguez in A Streetcar Named Desire / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

A Haunting Ballet That Does Not Leave the Mind

By Victoria Ellingham

As the audience filtered in to take their seats at the Four Seasons Centre on the evening of June 3rd, they were met with the sight of a lone chair, haphazardly left on its side in the middle of stage.

Evan McKie and Tanya Howard in Wayne McGregor’s Genus / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Truly Mixed: Genus, Tarantella, Self and Soul and The Concert

By Valeria Nunziato

Four disparate works, precisely crafted by four distinguished artists, make one inspiring collection of dance for The National Ballet of Canada’s mixed program.

 
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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