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Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Lila York

The Handmaid's Tale

Performance | Spectacle
  • Dmitri Dovgoselets and Amanda Green in The Handmaid's Tale / Photo by Vince Pahkala

Ottawa  ON
January 22-24 janvier 2015
22-24 @ 8:00 | 20:00

National Arts Centre, Southam Hall
53 Elgin St.
613-947-7000 x0 

Margaret Atwood’s harrowing, award-winning novel of speculative fiction is boldly interpreted as contemporary ballet (performed on pointe) by New York-based choreographer Lila York. The Handmaid’s Tale, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, is the gripping story of the desperate Offred, concubine (“handmaid”) to the Commander. York’s thrillingly theatrical dance drama – highlighting dark romanticism, emotional truth, and forbidden desires –- was specially commissioned by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

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