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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.

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.

 
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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