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Ballet Victoria

Romeo and Juliet

Performance | Spectacle

Victoria BC
October 15-31 octobre 2021
Ballet

Photo courtesy of Unsplash
 
Writers & Readers

Where My Body Belongs

By Candice Irwin

I wonder how many amazing voices, of all sizes, our industry has lost because our obsession with achieving the “dancer body” clouds our understanding of artistry.

 

Hope Muir Announced as New Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada

Muir is now the fifth female artistic director succeeding Celia Franca (the company’s founder), Valerie Wilder and Lynn Wallis (who were co-artistic directors) and, of course, Karen Kain. The ballet has also seen five male artistic directors.

Students taking class at Canada's National Ballet School / Photo courtesy of Canada's National Ballet School
 

Three-Year Study, the Longest of Its Kind, Shows the Positive Effects That Dancing Has on Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

For three years, 16 participants with the disease took part in weekly 75-minute dance classes. When compared to a control group, those who danced saw no progression in their motor or non-motor symptoms.

 
Goh Ballet

Discover Dance! series

Broadcast | Diffusion

Vancouver BC
June 3-17 juin 2021
Ballet

Photo: Emily Cooper | Dancer: Valentin Chou
 
Ballet Kelowna

Livestream No. 1

Broadcast | Diffusion

Kelowna  BC
April 17 avril 2021
7:30 | 19:30
Ballet

Smallwood / Photo courtesy of Canada's National Ballet School
 

Canadian Teenager Wins New Prize at Prestigious Prix de Lausanne

Maya Smallwood was with her roommate at Canada’s National Ballet School when she heard the news: she won the Prix de Lausanne’s inaugural Young Creation Award.

 

Sweet As Sugarplum

A review of Goh Ballet’s film, The Nutcracker, Beyond the Stage: Fallen Prince By Brannavy Jeyasundaram

Brannavy Jeyasundaram reviews Goh Ballet’s film version of a holiday classic

 
Opera Atelier

Something Rich & Strange - Saturday, December 12 at 7pm

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto All
December 12 décembre 2020
Ballet

 
Ballet Victoria

Ballet Victoria’s “The Nutcracker”

Performance | Spectacle

BC
December 10-23 décembre 2020
Ballet

 

Video of Tene Ward of The National Ballet of Canada trying on pointe shoes that match her skin tone goes viral

“There’s certain traditions like pink shoes that just don’t work for the twenty-first century anymore, given the fact that the people that are included in the ballet world now aren’t just white,” Ward said.

 

Fall For Dance North Offers a Netflix-Style Festival

Like many other events, the sixth edition of the dance festival Fall For Dance North (FFDN) began online on Tuesday. But this festival is hosted on a new, Netflix-style website that features an array of performances, interviews and workshops.

Photo courtesy of Pettet
 
Writers & Readers

Finding Home Again

By Emily Pettet

Years of traumatic rhetoric around body image and perfection have dulled the pure joy of dancing that I felt in my creative movement classes as a kid. An invisible screen of anxiety has prevented me from making it into a studio consistently. While I’ve had the desire to go, getting there has been the problem, and I haven’t been able to fix it.

 
Goh Ballet Bayview

Exclusive Free Trial Classes

Open House | Portes ouvertes

North York ON
August 16-23 août 2020
Ballet

 

The National Ballet of Canada Met With Dancer Nicholas Rose After He Called Out the Company on Instagram

In the wake of protests over police brutality and systemic racism, Rose told the company to “do better.”

 
Opera Atelier

Opera Atelier presents 'Together/Apart: A Virtual Showcase from Around the Globe'

Performance | Spectacle

BC
May 20 mai 2020
Ballet

 

Ballet Barre

Workshop | Classe

All
April 22-30 août 2020
Ballet

Still from Dasgupta's Beyond Moving / Courtesy of Hot Docs
 
On the Ground

From South Africa to Canada, to the Big Screen

By Anne Dion

A 2019 documentary, Beyond Moving, by Vikram Dasgupta, profiles second soloist with the National Ballet, Siphesihle November. The film premiered in Canada as part of the Hot Docs’ Doc Soup series in February 2020.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Connecting With a Classic

By Nicole Decsey

Ratmansky’s choreography is cutting edge while keeping the classical beauty of the ballet alive.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Rivalling the Classics

By Thomas Dobronyi

Commissioned for the National Ballet’s sixtieth anniversary, Ratmansky’s production has since become a touring showpiece for the company, earning its place alongside more canonical versions.

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