David Briskin

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.

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

A Medley of Magic and Madness

By Marissa Trarback

Before a single dancer appears on stage opening night at The National Ballet of Canada’s production of Giselle, a medley of magic and madness already fills the air.

Emerging Arts Critics Programme

In its Original Russian

By Emily Trace

James Kudelka’s interpretation of The Nutcracker for The National Ballet of Canada is disarmingly heartfelt.

Canada's National Ballet: Behind the Scenes of The Nutcracker

The National Ballet of Canada (NBC) has been setting the holiday mood for weeks with behind-the-scene looks at its rendition of the holiday classic