Summer Pas de Deux, from The Four Seasons
Presented by an anonymous donor
Choreography: James Kudelka, O.C. Music: Antonio Vivaldi Violin Soloist: Aaron Schwebel Lighting Design: David Finn Costume Design: TRAC COSTUME: Carmen Alie and Denis Lavoie Projections and Scenic Effects: Chris Wise Répétiteur: Rex Harringtonn Patrick Lavoie and Tanya Howard World Premiere: The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto. February 12, 1997 The Four Seasons is a gift from The Volunteer Committee, The National Ballet of Canada. Tanya Howard is sponsored through Dancers First by Nancy Pencer.
Act II Pas de Deux from Manon
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Choreography: Kenneth MacMillan
Music: Jules Massenet, Orchestrated and Arranged by Martin Yates
Set and Costume Design: Peter Farmer
Lighting Design: Robert Thomson
Répétiteur: Magdalena Popa
Greta Hodgkinson and Harrison James
World Premiere: The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden London, United Kingdom, March 7, 1974. The National Ballet of Canada Premiere: Toronto, May 2, 1996. Special thanks to The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation for supporting Manon. Harrison James is sponsored through Dancers First by Lucy White.
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Choreography: after Mikhail Fokine Music: Camille Saint-Saëns, Le Cygne from Le Carnaval des Animaux Cello Soloist: Maurizio Baccante Piano: Andrei Streliaev Lighting Design: Jeff Logue Svetlana Lunkina World Premiere: December 22, 1905; St. Petersburg, Russia The National Ballet of Canada Premiere: Toronto, February 8, 1980
The Wild Space Between Two Hearts
Presented by Linda and Kevin O'Leary Choreography: Robert Binet Music: Hilary Hahn and Hauschka, "Rift" By arrangement with Universal Music Canada and with G. Schirmer, INC., publisher and copyright owner. Lighting Design: Jeff Logue Costume Design: Robyn Clarke Répétiteur: Mandy-Jayne Richardson Hannah Fischer and Ethan Watts World Premiere: The National Ballet of Canada, Toronto, Ontario, March 24th, 2015. Originally commissioned for The Eleventh International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize. The Eleventh International Competition for the Erik Bruhn Prize was presented by John and Claudine Bailey. Hannah Fischer is sponsored through Dancers First by Judy & Bella Matthews. Ethan Watts is sponsored through Dancers First by Robbie Pryde.
Méditation from Thaïs
Choreography: Sir Frederick Ashton Staged by: Evelyn Hart Music: Jules Massenet, Méditation from Thaïs Violin Soloist: Aaron Schwebel Costume Design: Anthony Dowell Lighting Design: Jeff Logue Sonia Rodriguez and Piotr Stanczyk World Premiere: The Royal Ballet, London, England, March 21, 1971 The National Ballet of Canada Premiere: Toronto, June 17, 2015 Sonia Rodriguez is sponsored through Dancers First by Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin in celebration of her 25th Anniversary year.
Carousel (A Dance)
Presented by Sarah & David Macdonald Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon Staged by: Jacquelin Barrett and Jason Fowler Music: Richard Rodgers orchestrated and arranged by William David Brohn Carousel Waltz and If I Loved You from Carousel, 1945 Used by Special Arrangement with The Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization Costume Design: Holly Hynes Lighting Design: Mark Stanley Répétiteurs: Lindsay Fischer and Mandy-Jayne Richardson Jillian Vanstone Harrison James Artists of the Ballet World Premiere: November 26, 2002; New York City Ballet, New York State Theater, Lincoln Center The National Ballet of Canada Premiere: Toronto, March 4, 2015 Jillian Vanstone is sponsored through Dancers First by George & Kathy Dembroski.
Please note: Repertoire, order and casting are subject to change.