The National Ballet of Canada, Robert Binet, James Kudelka, Crystal Pite

Made in Canada

Performance | Spectacle
The Dreamers Ever Leave You (Excerpt) | 2017 | The National Ballet of CanadaVideo courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada
Video courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada

Toronto ON
February 28-4 mars 2018
Wed-Sat @ 7:30 | mercredi-samedi @ 19:30
Matinée: Thurs, Sat & Sun @ 2:00 | jeudi, samedi & dimanche @ 14:00

Presented by | Diffusé par: Thomson Reuters
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The Winter Season opens with a triple bill of ballets by some of the finest Canadian choreographers at work today. The Dreamers Ever Leave You is Robert Binet’s response to the paintings of legendary Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris. In his ballet, Binet seeks to replicate the energy of Harris’ work through the controlled physicality of the human body. James Kudelka’s The Four Seasons is set to Vivaldi’s famous sequence of violin concerti. The work traverses the full range of experience in a man’s life, from the freshness and innocence of Spring, to the exuberance of Summer, to the reflective melancholy of Autumn, to Winter’s stark intimations of mortality. Crystal Pite’s Emergence posits the instinct for social organization found in the insect realm as a precise metaphor for human interaction and purpose, with swarms and waves of dancers recreating in a dimly-lit, subterranean hive the intricate forms and patterns of life that seem to unite both the natural and human-made worlds.

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