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Guillaume Côté

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

Cinderella

By Dina Ginzburg

A great performance requires more than exquisite technique, as National Ballet of Canada principal dancers Sonia Rodriguez and Guillaume Côté continue to prove.

 
Emerging Dance Critics Programme

Cinderella in the Jazz Age

By Victoria Ellingham

The National Ballet of Canada’s Cinderella is certainly not aiming to be flowery. The moment the lights engulf the stage on opening night, November 12, it is obvious this will not be another baroque production.

Perpetually in Motion

Principal dancer and resident choreographer with The National Ballet of Canada, composer, creator and, again this summer, artistic director of the Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur – an inspired meeting point of Canadian and international dance and music – Guillaume Côté describes himself as neurotic about dance.

 

A Wild Way Home in Le Petit Prince

Choreography by Guillaume Côté By Mark Mann Le Petit Prince

Le Petit Prince is both a perfect and a problematic choice. Perfect because the story is already furnished with all the necessary components for a conventional ballet, and problematic because Le Petit Prince is actually a dark and confusing book.

 
Manuel Roque, Guillaume Côté, Jean Grand-Maître

ENCOUNT3RS

Performance | Spectacle

Ottawa ON
April 20-22 avril 2017
8:00 | 20:00
Ballet

 
Emerging Dance Critics Programme

Le Petit Prince

By Grace Smith

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

 
Emerging Dance 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 Dance 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.

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