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Patrick Parson

Ballet Creole's Holiday Tradition

Soulful Messiah by Patrick Parson turns twelve this year as the company he directs turns twenty-five.

 

The Aesthetic of Cool 

By Samantha Mehra Sankofa Ballet Creole

It was closing night of Ballet Creole’s Sankofa, fifteen minutes until curtain time, and still a cavalcade of theatregoers were vying for tickets.

Soulful Messiah

Celebrating 20 years, Toronto’s Ballet Creole returns with Soulful Messiah, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Fleck Dance Theatre.

 

Dancing in Solidarity, Alliance in Practice: Objectives Within Reach 

By Kevin A. Ormsby Canada Dance Festival 2009 Canada Dance Festival

The Canada Dance Festival (CDF) and the National Arts Centre were bustling once again between June 25th and 28th as the CDF hosted its annual festivities, focussing this year on “Dancing In, Through and Between Cultures towards a Space of Mutuality”.

 

Celebrating Masculinity and Creole-Canadian Dance 

“Breaking Out” Patrick Parson, Ballet Creole

Fresh from drinking in the National Ballet of Canada’s recent Balanchine season where works like “Rubies” and “Theme and Variations” stood for deep appreciation of the female form, my mind still echoes with the oft-repeated Balanchine quote “ballet is woman”. What a splashy switch then to soak up Patrick Parson’s premiere for members of his Ballet Creole company, an all-male ballet entitled “Breaking Out”. 

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