The National Ballet of Canada performs James Kudelka's version of The Nutcracker which was staged in 1995 and is set in 19th century Russia. – The Montreal Gazette on Romeo and Juliet, “The National Ballet of Canada is a splendid enterprise: such rare adventurousness is the only way to ensure a future for a national company… New work. Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eKaren Kain in \u003cem\u003eThe Actress\u003c/em\u003e (1993/94). “Ballet, as an artform, has a long history of inequity and racial discrimination,” reads an official statement sent to The Dance Current from Hughson and Artistic Director Karen Kain. 2004: Rex Harrington celebrates his 20th anniversary with The National Ballet of Canada and retires as Principal Dancer at the end of the season. Photo by Erik Tomasson.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/WATE-2013-14-72.jpg?width=720\u0026height=560\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"2013/14","DescNoHTML":"Stacey Shiori Minagawa with Etienne Lavigne, Piotr Stanczyk and Dylan Tedaldi in Watershed (2013/14). Accessibility Standards, Patrons' Council Established as a classical company by founder Celia Franca in 1951, The National Ballet of Canada is the only Canadian ballet company to present a full range of traditional full-length classics.The company's repertoire includes works by the world’s most celebrated 20th and 21st century masters, such as Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, William Forsythe, James Kudelka, Jirí Kylián, John … Hannah Fischer, representing The National Ballet of Canada, wins The Eleventh International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize. Photo by Henri Rossier.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/SerGS1.JPG?width=1373\u0026height=1112\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1962/63","DescNoHTML":"Galina Samtsova with Artists of the Ballet in Serenade (1962/63). 1986: Following the sudden death of Erik Bruhn, his associates Valerie Wilder and Lynn Wallis are named Associate Directors. 1984: Reid Anderson stages John Cranko’s Onegin on the company. "Description" : "", The National Ballet of Canada, founded in 1951, is a classical ballet repertory company that presents a very wide range of choreography, from the 19th-century classics and masterworks by later choreographers to newly commissioned ballets. Code of Conduct and Ethics. 1954: The company makes its CBC television debut. Photo by David Street.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/GloRH1.JPG?width=1019\u0026height=1336\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1989/90","DescNoHTML":"Rex Harrington with Artists of the Ballet in Gloria (1989/90). This interactive, community outreach project includes costumes from memorable moments in the company's history, as well as original pieces created by artists, designers, community groups, audience members and staff. 1951: The National Ballet of Canada is founded by English dancer Celia Franca. As a pre-eminent builder of full productions for ballet in North America, the National Ballet regularly rents out sets and costumes to ballet companies around the world. – National Post, “The National Ballet dancers carry off this sophisticated style magnificently.”  Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/ONEG2-2010-76-72.jpg?width=576\u0026height=384\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"2009/10","DescNoHTML":"Xiao Nan Yu and Rex Harrington with Artists of the Ballet in Onegin (2009/10). YOU dance, the company’s signature education and outreach programme, celebrates 10th anniversary. Robert Johnston is appointed Executive Director. In August 1951, what was then The National Ballet Guild of Canada launched its first cross-country audition tour. 2013: Romeo and Juliet tours to Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, England marking the first time the company performs in London in 26 years and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Friends' Corps The Nutcracker by James Kudelka celebrates its 20th anniversary. Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eJennifer Fournier and Aleksandar Antonijevic in \u003cem\u003eEpisodes\u003c/em\u003e (1997/98). It was to be a lavish, spectacular production and Prokofiev’s first full-length ballet. Originally created for Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in 1966, Nureyev’s staging was redesigned for the National Ballet with opulent sets and costumes by Nicholas Georgiadis and lighting by David Hersey. Photo by Ken Bell.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/Car500-2.JPG?width=1087\u0026height=1379\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1957/58","DescNoHTML":"Artists of the Ballet from the wings during the curtain call for Le Carnaval (1957/58). It continues a national ballet heritage, which dates to the 17th century. Photo by Karolina Kuras.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eHannah Fischer and Piotr Stanczyk in \u003cem\u003eThe Winter\u0026#39;s Tale\u003c/em\u003e (2015/16). Photo by Anthony Crickmay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/DonMJSS1.JPG?width=1373\u0026height=1087\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1973/74","DescNoHTML":"Mary Jago and Sergiu Stefanschi in Don Juan (1973/74). The company becomes the first company outside of Hamburg Ballet to perform John Neumeier’s Nijinsky. Photo by Anthony Crickmay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/MonuJKDR1.JPG?width=1316\u0026height=1055\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1975/76","DescNoHTML":"James Kudelka and David Roxander in Monument for a Dead Boy (1975/76). A company of 70 dancers with its own orchestra, the National Ballet has been led since 2005 by artistic director Karen Kain, one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation. Ms. Pite’s Emergence goes on to win four Dora Mavor Moore Awards. Photo by Ken Bell.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eLois Smith and Earl Kraul with Artists of the Ballet in \u003cem\u003eLes Sylphides\u003c/em\u003e (1955/56). Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/VolMLG1-150.jpg?width=1119\u0026height=1337\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1987/88","DescNoHTML":"Martine Lamy and Gregory Osborne in Voluntaries (1987/88). By the end of the century, reason was being swept away by the violent excesses of the French Revolution and the devastating impact of the Industrial Revolution. Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eGreta Hodgkinson and Rex Harrington in Summer from \u003cem\u003eThe Four Seasons\u003c/em\u003e (1996/97). Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eXiao Nan Yu and Rex Harrington with Artists of the Ballet in \u003cem\u003eOnegin\u003c/em\u003e (2009/10). The National Ballet of Canada celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary with two projects: 150 Pointes of Canada and Dance Mosaic: Canada 150. [1] The first performance was in the Eaton Auditorium on November 12, 1951. The National Ballet of Canada celebrated the company’s 60th anniversary in 2011/12 with The Tutu Project. Renowned for its diverse repertoire, the company performs traditional full-length classics, embraces contemporary work and encourages the creation of new ballets as well as the development o… Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/JEWL-2000-20-150-modified.jpg?width=1580\u0026height=1063\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1999/00","DescNoHTML":"Jennifer Fournier with Artists of the Ballet in Rubies from Jewels (1999/00). Toronto, Ontario All prices shown on this website are in Canadian dollars. The National Ballet of Canada: On Your Toes - See 83 traveler reviews, 18 candid photos, and great deals for Toronto, Canada, at Tripadvisor. The National Ballet was still relatively young when Rudolf Nureyev arrived to set his gorgeous adaptation of The Sleeping Beauty in 1972. Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/EpiJFAA2-150.jpg?width=1379\u0026height=1089\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1997/98","DescNoHTML":"Jennifer Fournier and Aleksandar Antonijevic in Episodes (1997/98). The audience should demand better. Cheers and more cheers for Karen Kain and her company.” The company performs John Cranko’s Romeo and Juliet with Galina Samtsova as Juliet and Earl Kraul as Romeo. Franca immigrated to Canada in 1951 and founded the National Ballet of Canada that same year, [1] also hiring the English ballet teacher Betty Oliphant to work with the company. Photo by Ken Bell.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eArtists of the Ballet in \u003cem\u003eOffenbach in the Underworld\u003c/em\u003e (1954/55). Photo by Myra Armstrong.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/SgrAD1.JPG?width=1081\u0026height=1411\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1970/71","DescNoHTML":"Ann Ditchburn in Sagar (1970/71). Enjoy this selection of images from the National Ballet Archives representing every season in the company’s history. Photo by Ken Bell.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/MiwKKSS2-150.jpg?width=1412\u0026height=1154\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1971/72","DescNoHTML":"Sergiu Stefanschi and Karen Kain with Artists of the Ballet in The Mirror Walkers (1971/72). Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/DONQ4-2007-30-72.jpg?width=720\u0026height=477\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"2006/07","DescNoHTML":"Hazaros Surmeyan and Heather Ogden in Balanchine\u0026#39;s Don Quixote (2006/07). Photo by Tom Davenport.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/RemART2.JPG?width=1404\u0026height=1087\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1960/61","DescNoHTML":"Artists of the Ballet in The Remarkable Rocket (1960/61). Photo by Bruce Zinger.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eElena Lobsanova and Guillaume Côté in \u003cem\u003eRomeo and Juliet\u003c/em\u003e (2011). Photo by Ken Bell.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eGalina Samtsova with Artists of the Ballet in \u003cem\u003eSerenade\u003c/em\u003e (1962/63). 1973: The company undertakes an extensive tour of Rudolf Nureyev’s The Sleeping Beauty across North America, culminating in a triumphant debut at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House. Archival holdings document the history of the company from 1951 to the present, and include press clippings, programmes, posters, … The programme includes Les Sylphides and Polovetsian Dances from Prince Igor. Photo by David Hou.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/CIN3-2004-59-72.jpg?width=720\u0026height=523\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"2003/04","DescNoHTML":"Sonia Rodriguez with Artists of the Ballet in Cinderella (2003/04). Photo by Ken Bell.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eCecily Paige, Lawrence Adams, Harold da Silva and Judie Colpman in \u003cem\u003eBallad \u003c/em\u003e(1958/59). Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eSonia Rodriguez and Aleksandar Antonijevic in \u003cem\u003eLa Sylphide\u003c/em\u003e (2005/06). Karen Kain named Artistic Director. Media Kits The National Ballet of Canada 2019-2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Artistic Director Karen Kain‘s time with the company.To celebrate, the season will culminate with her restaging of Swan Lake after Erik Bruhn’s version. [13] His first televised performance after coming out of temporary seclusion in Canada was with the National Ballet of Canada in a version of La Sylphide. Photo by Karolina Kuras.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"}], Photo by Ken Bell.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/CinNPHS3-150.jpg?width=1155\u0026height=1299\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1967/68","DescNoHTML":"Nadia Potts and Hazaros Surmeyan in Cinderella (1967/68). Photo by Ken Bell.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eCelia Franca and James Ronaldson in \u003cem\u003eLilac Garden\u003c/em\u003e (1953/54). 2010: The National Ballet of Canada presents a newly designed Onegin, featuring new sets and costumes by Santo Loquasto. “In the last several years, The National Ballet of Canada has significantly increased our roster of Black and brown artists, but increased visibility is not enough. POP.galleryData5222 = { 1988: The First International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize is held. The company moved in 2006 to new facilities at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. your own Pins on Pinterest The National Ballet has toured in Canada, the US and internationally with appearances in London, Paris, Hamburg, Moscow, St. Petersburg, New York City, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. The National Ballet tours in Canada and internationally, with appearances in London, Paris, Hamburg, Moscow, St. Petersburg, New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco. Come behind the scenes and be the first to receive the latest videos and company updates. Renowned for its diverse repertoire, the company performs traditional full-length classics, embraces contemporary work and encourages the creation of new ballets as well as the development of Canadian choreographers. 1995: Jaimie Tapper and Johan Persson, members of The National Ballet of Canada, both win The Fourth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize. The National Ballet of Canada premieres James Kudelka’s Swan Lake on May 5 to critical acclaim and box office success. Choreographer Glen Tetley joins the company as Artistic Associate. Discover (and save!) [4] By the end of the month, the ballet had chosen 29 dancers for the troupe and was rehearsing for their first performance in the St. Lawrence Hall.[5]. 1958: The National Ballet of Canada tours to Mexico City to perform 25 sold-out shows at the end of the 1957/58 season. Company Auditions The ballet premieres at the Toronto International Festival of Music and Dance with Mr. Anderson dancing the title role. Photo by Dennis Hall.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eArtists of the Ballet in \u003cem\u003eThe Remarkable Rocket\u003c/em\u003e (1960/61). He led the company through a difficult economic recession[1] by choreographing traditional ballet pieces while also commissioning Canadian and international choreographers to create contemporary pieces. The company moves into The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada. A company of 70 dancers with its own orchestra, the National Ballet has been led by Artistic Director Karen Kain, one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation, since 2005. 2005: The National Ballet of Canada premieres James Kudelka’s An Italian Straw Hat. 1996: James Kudelka is appointed the company’s new Artistic Director. For the first performance in the company’s new home, Artistic Director Karen Kain restages Rudolf Nureyev’s The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eArtists of the Ballet in \u003cem\u003eBlue Snake\u003c/em\u003e (1984/85). Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Category:National Ballet of Canada dancers, Category:National Ballet of Canada principal dancers, "Keeping a legacy alive is a labour of love for Reid Anderson", "National Ballet's 'Sleeping Beauty' to awaken in new home", Archival footage of the National Ballet of Canada performing, National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Moldova, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=National_Ballet_of_Canada&oldid=999617544, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 11 January 2021, at 02:42. Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eGary Arbour and Victoria Bertram in \u003cem\u003ePlayhouse\u003c/em\u003e (1980/81). A company of 70 dancers with its own orchestra, the National Ballet has been led since 2005 by artistic director Karen Kain, one of the greatest ballerinas of her generation. The Ballet met with rave reviews and this was a pivotal point in receiving recognition internationally. The company’s repertoire includes works by Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, Rudolf Nureyev, John Neumeier, William Forsythe, James Kudelka, Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky, Crystal Pite, Christopher Wheeldon, Aszure Barton, Guillaume Côté and Robert Binet. The National Ballet's performance of the Nutcracker should be boycotted. Photo by David Street.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/ActKK6.JPG?width=520\u0026height=662\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1993/94","DescNoHTML":"Karen Kain in The Actress (1993/94). For The National Ballet Guild of Canada's early performances, Franca chose classic ballets, as she believed this would allow the dancers to be properly judged by the international dance community. 2016-08-19 07:08:15 am System Service. The health and safety of our community—including staff and students—is our first priority. Canada's premier dance company performs annual Fall, Winter and Summer seasons plus The Nutcracker. Details HRT Changes Compare. Under his leadership, The National Ballet of Canada adds many works by Sir Frederick Ashton to its repertoire. – The Independent, London, England, “A triumph for Kain and company… one of those moments that defined the company's history” Canada’s National Ballet School’s annual auditions for the Professional Ballet and Teacher Training Programs will be in a special online format this year. They chose British dancer and choreographer Celia Franca, who had many connections within the dance community and had been to Canada only twice at that point, as artistic director.[2]. Reid Anderson resigns as Artistic Director. 2000: The National Ballet premieres James Kudelka’s The Firebird, a co-production with Houston Ballet. $ Mr. Tetley’s original works for the company include Alice, La Ronde and Oracle. Her new duties include teaching class, coaching dancers and working as an artistic advisor to Mr. Kudelka. Photo by Ken Bell.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/Nut2DAA2-150.jpg?width=1415\u0026height=909\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1956/57","DescNoHTML":"David Adams with Artists of the Ballet in The Nutcracker (1956/57). Though Prokofiev’s score was completed on September 8, 1935, problems soon led to the Kirov Theatre backing out of the project. Photo by Sian Richards.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eNoah Long and Tiffany Mosher in \u003cem\u003e24 Preludes by Chopin\u003c/em\u003e (2007/08). Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eRex Harrington, Jeremy Ransom, Susan McElhinney and Warren Benns in \u003cem\u003eThe Nutcracker\u003c/em\u003e (1995/96). Artists of the Ballet in Swan Lake. Restaurants in der Nähe von The National Ballet of Canada: (0.07 km) Music Garden Cafe (0.21 km) Iruka Sushi (0.21 km) Touti Gelati and Cafe (0.25 km) Fox and the Fiddle (0.29 km) Loch and Quay; Sehen Sie sich alle Restaurants in der Nähe von The National Ballet of Canada auf Tripadvisor an. 1989: Reid Anderson becomes Artistic Director and Valerie Wilder is appointed Associate Director. Le Ballet national du Canada Menu. In 1989, Reid Anderson became the artistic director. var POP = window.POP || {}; World premiere of Swan Lake, directed and staged by Karen Kain postponed until 2021/22. Photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eMartine Lamy in \u003cem\u003eThe Contract (The Pied Pipe\u003c/em\u003er) (2001/02). 2001: The company celebrates its 50th anniversary with a season of landmark ballets from its history, tributes to its Alumni and Volunteers and the Past Present Future Conference – the first conference of artistic directors from the world’s largest ballet companies. The Walter Carsen Centre for The National Ballet of Canada celebrates its 20th anniversary. Photo by Ken Bell.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eMartine van Hamel in \u003cem\u003eDon Quixote\u003c/em\u003e (1963/64). [4] The program included Les Sylphides and Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor. News and Updates. National Ballet Guild of Canada. Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/BlusART1.JPG?width=1379\u0026height=1074\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1984/85","DescNoHTML":"Artists of the Ballet in Blue Snake (1984/85). Photo by Ken Bell.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eMary Jago and Sergiu Stefanschi in \u003cem\u003eDon Juan\u003c/em\u003e (1973/74). Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\r\n","DescHTML":"\u003cp\u003eKaren Kain and John Meehan in \u003cem\u003eThe Merry Widow\u003c/em\u003e (1986/87). "ShowSocial" : true, Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/Donq2WO1.JPG?width=1386\u0026height=1068\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1982/83","DescNoHTML":"Gizella Witkowsky and Peter Ottmann with Artists of the Ballet in Don Quixote (1982/83). Its studios were located at 2801 Connecticut Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC. Photo by Andrew Oxenham.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/MONT-1995-11-150.JPG?width=1637\u0026height=1062\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1994/95","DescNoHTML":"Karen Kain and Robert Conn in A Month in the Country (1994/95). [2] Conductor George Crum acted as Musical Director. Photo by David Street.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/Nut4RHJR2.JPG?width=476\u0026height=707\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1995/96","DescNoHTML":"Rex Harrington, Jeremy Ransom, Susan McElhinney and Warren Benns in The Nutcracker (1995/96). Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Url":"https://national.ballet.ca/Meet/About-National-Ballet"},{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/ALI2-2011-49-72.jpg?width=720\u0026height=492\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"2010/11","DescNoHTML":"Aleksandar Antonijevic and Jillian Vanstone in Alice\u0026#39;s Adventures in Wonderland (2010/11). 1979: The National Ballet of Canada is the first Canadian company to perform at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, UK. Sign Up Now; 2020/21 Season Cancelled. The company has a wide range of age appropriate programmes designed to engage with schools and children in the Greater Toronto Area and communities across Canada. Rudolf Nureyev danced with the company in 1965 and returned in 1972 to stage his version of The Sleeping Beauty. The Nutcracker - The National Ballet of Canada — Google Arts & Culture The Nutcracker premiered at the Maryinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Russia on December 18, 1892. 145 Queen Street West Principal Conductor, Box Office & Theatre Info. Get the latest news and videos from the National Ballet. "Images" : [{"Image":"https://national.ballet.ca/NBOC/media/MediaLibrary/Images/About/65th%20Anniversary/EtdNBOD3-150.jpg?width=1500\u0026height=1169\u0026ext=.jpg","HighRes":"","Title":"1951/52","DescNoHTML":"Earl Kraul, Oldyna Dynowska, Katherine Stewart, and Natalia Butko in Étude (1951/52). Jan 20, 2017 - This Pin was discovered by The National Ballet of Canada. Some of the ballets Mr. Bruhn adds to the repertoire include The Merry Widow, Onegin and new works such as Robert Desrosiers’ Blue Snake and Glen Tetley’s Alice. [7] In 1995, he left the company citing a frustration of the continued funding cuts from the government,[1][8] and the directorship was taken up in 1996 by choreographer James Kudelka. [6] In 1964, the National Ballet adopted the 3200-seat O'Keefe Centre (now known as Meridian Hall) in Toronto as its home venue. The National Ballet of Canada, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario, presents the world premiere of The Dreamers Ever Leave You by Choreographic Associate Robert Binet, an immersive ballet inspired by the work of Group of Seven artist Lawren Harris. Watch; Sign Up for Ballet News! 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