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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.

 
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

Competing Priorities

By Aziza Mohammed

While giving the story a subtly contemporary treatment relatable to the modern audience, The National Ballet of Canada’s production of La Sylphide explored the relationship between sacrifice and happiness in a faithful rendition of one of the world’s oldest ballets.

 
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.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

A Spectacular Tradition

By Grace Wells-Smith

True to its promise, The Nutcracker by The National Ballet of Canada delivers the magic and nostalgia awaited all year round by thousands.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

In its Original Russian

By Emily Trace

James Kudelka’s interpretation of The Nutcracker for The National Ballet of Canada is disarmingly heartfelt.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet Finds Balance Between Traditional and Contemporary

By Michael Morreale

In The National Ballet of Canada’s production of Romeo and Juliet, renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky distills Shakespeare’s tragic tale of two young lovers with a gentle hand.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Trios to Duet

By Lucinda Rajaselvan

Guillaume Côté and Elena Lobsanova play the lead roles in Romeo and Juliet, a timeless story of love, humour, tragedy and a deadly blood feud, danced to the famous score by Sergei Prokofiev.

The National Ballet of Canada

The Nutcracker

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
December 12, 2015-2 janvier 2016
Ballet

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

A Colourful Success

By Matthew Pariselli

The Winter’s Tale is considered one of William Shakespeare’s problem plays, richer in texture than in vibrancy.

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