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Karen Kain

 

Fifty Years of Swan Lake

Karen Kain to retire as artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada

 

Time to Exhale

After twenty-four years, Greta Hodgkinson will be retiring from her role as a principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada.

 

The National Ballet of Canada Embarks on their First Tour of Russia

The National Ballet of Canada is touring to Russia for the first time in the company’s sixty-seven year history.

Artists of the Ballet in Paz de la Jolla / Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Season Closes with Compelling Voices

By Kallee Lins

Some of Toronto’s most exciting ballet offerings can be found on The National Ballet of Canada’s mixed programs, and the three works that opened Saturday night at the Four Seasons Centre are no exception.

 

Reflections from Karen Kain

As The National Ballet of Canada prepares for their international tour, Karen Kain reflects on her twelfth year as artistic director.

Robert Binet and Karen Kain during a performance of The Dreamers Ever Leave You by Binet : Photo by Karolina Kuras
 

Winter Awards and News 2017

Holly Bright of Crimson Coast Dance Society was awarded one of two 2017 John Hobday Awards in Arts Management, Salomé Nieto won the 2017 VIDF Choreographic Award, Karen Kain, artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada (NBoC) has chosen to mentor Robert Binet, a choreographic associate of NBoC, as part of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards Mentorship Program, Meredith Kalaman and Arash Khakpour received Dance Victoria’s Chrystal Dance Prize for Independent Dance Artsis, Katherine Semchuk won the New Work Award from Good Women Dance Collective. In other news, Ballet BC announced the appointment of John Clark as the company’s new Executive Director.

 

Moving Others

The relationship between audience engagement and attendance By Emma Doran

Most dance artists and presenters must negotiate the tension between creating work that meets their artistic goals, that is accessible to their community and that provides the fiscal support required to live as an artist and to run a company. Emma Doran speaks with artists, organizations and presenters across the country to discuss how they envision their audience, how they are seeking to reach those individuals and what constitutes meaningful engagement with them.

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