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Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Twisted Sisterhood

By Jane Coombs

There’s a beautiful peasant girl, a handsome count and a waltz-happy village overflowing with wine. But one fatal lie lurks beneath this Cinderella story.

 
Emerging Arts Critics Programme

Ghosts of the Past

By Arlan Vriens

Hot on the heels of Halloween, The National Ballet of Canada’s Giselle delivered supernatural chills, youthful exuberance and poignant heartbreak.

 

Fifty Years of Swan Lake

Karen Kain to retire as artistic director of The National Ballet of Canada

 
Alberta Ballet

The Nutcracker

Performance | Spectacle

Edmonton AB
December 4-8 décembre 2019
Ballet

 
Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo

Show One Productions: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Performance | Spectacle

Vancouver BC
February 1 février 2020
Ballet

 
Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
March 7-8 mars 2020
Ballet

 
Opera Atelier

Don Giovanni

Performance | Spectacle

Toronto ON
October 31-9 novembre 2019
Ballet

 

Time to Exhale

After twenty-four years, Greta Hodgkinson will be retiring from her role as a principal dancer with The National Ballet of Canada.

 
Ballet Victoria

The Gift

Performance | Spectacle

Victoria BC
December 27-29 décembre 2019
Ballet

 
Ballet Kelowna

Dawn

Performance | Spectacle

Kelowna  BC
November 1-2 novembre 2019
Ballet

 

Reclaiming Narrative for a Contemporary Audience

Josh Beamish’s @giselle By Rachel Silver Maddock

In @giselle, Josh Beamish takes the tragic romance of Giselle, which dates back to 1841, and inserts a third player, social media, to expose its role in modern-day relationships.

City Dance Corps senior hip hop students / Photo courtesy of Desjardins
 

All that Glitters...

How do studios decide to compete? By Grace Wells-Smith

Dance competitions in Canada are becoming more and more popular, but what values are associated with this world? Grace Wells-Smith sat down with Jennalee Desjardins and Sean Boutilier, who initially appear to be on opposing sides of this debate.

 

Blending In, Blending Out

Syreeta Hector’s Black Ballerina By Valeria Nunziato

Syreeta Hector’s Black Ballerina bears a loaded title, with an equally weighty repertoire of choreography. At SummerWorks Performance Festival, we were offered a preview of this work-in-progress, her first-solo work, with the full program premiering at The Citadel this fall.

 
Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo

A Special Presentation - One night only!

Performance | Spectacle

Victoria BC
February 4 février 2020
Ballet

 
Ukrainian Shumka Dancers, Victoria Symphony

Nutcracker

Performance | Spectacle

Victoria BC
November 29-1 décembre 2019
Ballet

 
Ballet Victoria

The Nutcracker

Performance | Spectacle

BC
December 11 décembre 2019
Ballet

 
Ballet Victoria

Ballet Rocks

Performance | Spectacle

BC
October 25-27 octobre 2019
25, 26 @ 7:30 | 19:30
Ballet

 
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Anne of Green Gables - The Ballet™

Performance | Spectacle

Maple Ridge BC
February 12 février 2020
Ballet

 
Ballet Victoria

The Nutcracker

Performance | Spectacle

Maple Ridge BC
December 7-8 décembre 2019
Ballet

 
On the Ground

Brought to Life

By Anne Dion

This October, Alberta Ballet is bringing a legend to life with their production of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Preparing for his first horror ballet, Jean Grand-Maître spoke to The Dance Current about honing the details of the production.

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