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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
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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
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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.

 
Canada's Ballet Jorgen

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
July 24-26 juillet 2020
Ballet

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Everything That Rises Must Converge

By Marie Trotter

Leap day reliably recurs once every four years, but the National Ballet’s mixed program Angels’ Atlas with Chroma & Marguerite and Armand was an even rarer temporal event in our journey around the sun. The February 29 opening of this eccentric program was an evening of stylistic whiplash never to be seen again.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

When Stars Collide

By Joshua Chong

A homecoming, a tantalizing taster and a farewell celebration highlighted The National Ballet of Canada’s triple bill, which opened at the Four Seasons Centre on February 29.

Hytes / Photo by Colin Gaudet
 
On the Ground

Ballet, Drag and Everything In Between

By Sean Young

Brooke Lynn Hytes, season eleven runner-up and first Canadian queen on RuPaul’s Drag Race, is sashaying back to her hometown, Toronto. She’ll be performing with Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo on March 7 and 8 at the Winter Garden Theatre.

Grand-Maître / Photo courtesy of Alberta Ballet
 

Shape-Shifting

Jean Grand-Maître announces he will be stepping down from his role as artistic director of Alberta Ballet in 2022. The role will be taken over by Christopher Anderson.

 
Chan Hon Goh

Canadian Masterclass Series with Prima Ballerina Chan Hon Goh

Workshop | Classe

Vancouver BC
February 28 février 2020
Ballet

 
Chan Hon Goh

Masterclass Series with Chan Hon Goh

Workshop | Classe

Nanaimo BC
March 1 mars 2020
Ballet

 
Chan Hon Goh

Masterclass Series with Chan Hon Goh

Workshop | Classe

Kelowna  BC
March 13 mars 2020
Ballet

 
Chan Hon Goh

Masterclass Series with Chan Hon Goh

Workshop | Classe

Ottawa ON
February 21 février 2020
Ballet

 
Chan Hon Goh

Masterclass Series with Chan Hon Goh

Workshop | Classe

Toronto ON
February 20 février 2020
Ballet

 
Goh Ballet Academy

Spring Performance Workshop

Workshop | Classe

ON
March 16-20 mars 2020
Ballet

 
Goh Ballet Academy

Spring Performance Workshop

Workshop | Classe

Vancouver BC
March 23-27 mars 2020
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