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Artists of The National Ballet of Canada in The Winter’s Tale / Photo by Karolina Kuras
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

A Study in Contrasts: The Winter's Tale

By Jaimie Nackan

Toronto’s first snowfall of the season arrived just in time to welcome the November 10 opening night performance of “The Winter’s Tale” by The National Ballet of Canada.

Jillian Vanstone, Hannah Fischer and Piotr Stanczyk in The Winter’s Tale / Photo by Karolina Kuras
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Definitive Motif in The Winter’s Tale

By Arianna Benincasa

Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, “The Winter’s Tale” takes a contemporary approach to Shakespeare’s comedic, romantic and tragic “problem play” about jealousy, familial bonds and love.

Guillaume Côté and Heather Ogden in Swan Lake / Photo by David Cooper
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Somber Classic Gives National Ballet Stars Time to Shine

By Annick MacAskill

The National Ballet of Canada explores the dark side of love in a regal production of choreographer James Kudelka’s Swan Lake, which opened at the Four Seasons Centre Thursday night.

Artists of The National Ballet of Canada in Swan Lake / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

A Triumphant Opening

By Rya Marrelli

The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts came alive at the triumphant opening night of The National Ballet of Canada’s Swan Lake on June 15.

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

A Medley of Magic and Madness

By Marissa Trarback

Before a single dancer appears on stage opening night at The National Ballet of Canada’s production of Giselle, a medley of magic and madness already fills the air.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Giselle’s Restless Spirit

By Emily Trace

Traditionally described as ‘the ballerina’s Hamlet’, this production of Giselle by The National Ballet of Canada soundly debunks the adage.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Forget the Sylph: Where’s Effie?

By Marissa Trarback

In the midst of The National Ballet of Canada’s beautifully rendered performance of La Sylphide at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, one might just wonder: where is Effie?

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

When Chasing the Sylph…

By Liz Ostil

Set to the traditional score by Herman Severin Løvenskjold, The National Ballet of Canada’s production of La Sylphide revisits one of the oldest classical ballets.

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