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From Ballet Jörgen’s Canadiana take to the National Ballet’s spectacular version, there are Nutcrackers for everyone this holiday season, writes Michael Crabb.
National Ballet’s production shares the roles out among its principals, letting many take a place in this triumphant production.
‘I do not see myself as a rebel. I’m not that political,’ insists the creator of ‘Minorities,’ coming to Toronto on Oct. 17.
Although there’s no hard data, Fall for Dance North staff have gleaned enough through audience surveys and social media buzz to know they’re attracting a significantly younger crowd, man…
The prestigious competition, which began in Britain in 1931, returns to Toronto where 62 dancers will perform, including 19 Canadians.
Principal dancer is set to take the lead in The Merry Widow, her last ballet with the esteemed company after joining more than 20 years ago.
Cultural tradition of African drumming underlies KIRA, The Path | La Voie, which is described as a celebration of humanity “as one village and its sacred bond to nature.”
After 25 years as artistic director, and another 15 as a dancer with the company, House tells Michael Crabb he’s ready to try something new.
Demanding, ‘ferocious’ creativity of choreographer William Forsythe gets fitting tribute with big show starting Saturday at the Sony Centre.
‘I can feel his soul,’ the famous Russian choreographer and namesake of Eifman Ballet St. Petersburg says of renowned composer Tchaikovsky.
Now in their 60s, they first met as National Ballet School students. The former Royal Winnipeg prima ballerina and National Ballet artistic director explain why they’ve paired up once more…
National Ballet soloist Chelsy Meiss becomes the first woman to dance the role in the Christopher Wheeldon ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
It’s called Revisor and if the rapturous reviews from its sold-out premiere run in Vancouver late last month are any guide, it’s destined to become as big an international hit as its mul…
Balanchine’s Apollo opens the National Ballet of Canada’s current mixed program and leaves its companion works with the unenviable task of even approaching the same ballpark.
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater launches its 60th anniversary tour at Toronto’s Sony Centre amid ongoing racial bigotry against the Black community.
Jeanine Durning’s new version of This Shape, We Are In for the Toronto Dance Theatres involves every dancer in its creation and every audience member in the experience.
Siphesihle November, Siphe for short, is the only corps de ballet member dancing the demanding lead role of Puck in the National Ballet’s production of The Dream.
The National Ballet of Canada’s dancers acquit themselves most honourably, with Lunkina giving a detailed, insightful performance that earned one’s sympathy for a complex character, writ…
The Chinese dancers, some of whom are deaf, are focused on developing and perfecting their varied talents, writes Michael Crabb.
Audiences in Moscow and St. Petersburg get a taste of Canada’s premier troupe this week.
Toronto festival now has five days and two venues of entertainment — but the ticket price has stayed cheap.
Labour of Love is a testament to the respect and affection Grossman still commands, that all the artists involved are working without pay, relying on donations and whatever is earned at the …
With fresh dances — and not a tutu or tiara in sight — the National Ballet of Canada is proving it’s more than a bastion of tradition.
In compressing the Scottish-Canadian animator’s content, its performers didn’t quite deliver — if that’s possible — a compelling impression of the artist.
Karen Kain’s career soared when she performed in The Sleeping Beauty. Now, her dancing days behind her, she’s keeping the ballet alive for new generations.
Ballet superstar says he won’t be dancing so much as evoking the spirit of the words in Brodsky/Baryshnikov.