2014/15 Season

  • Manon

    November 8 - 16, 2014 Buy Tickets

    Sir Kenneth MacMillan's Manon dispenses with the mythical, the idealized and the allegorized and works instead with characters who are propelled by such ignoble but deeply human motivations as avarice and lust. His characters are complex and real, suffused in ambiguity, rather than purely symbolic. Manon is one of MacMillan’s – and modern ballet’s – most dramatically powerful works.

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    Manon
  • Nijinsky

    November 22 - 30, 2014 Buy Tickets

    One of the most legendarily brilliant and transformative figures in the history of ballet, Vaslav Nijinsky dominates the pantheon of 20th-century male dancers as much for his contributions to the art form as his turbulent, tragic life. John Neumeier’s moving, unflinching ballet is a portrait of the artist’s inner journey, providing a glimpse into the soul of an artist of unique and astonishing vision, whose life and works helped changed the face of modernity.

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    Nijinsky
  • The Nutcracker

    Dec. 13, 2014 - Jan. 3, 2015 Buy Tickets

    The National Ballet’s sumptuous, comical, touching and spellbinding version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Christmas tale was created in 1995 and has been enthralling audiences – especially children – ever since. James Kudelka’s glorious re-imagination of the evergreen Christmas classic is pure pleasure to experience, a feast for the senses and the imagination.

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    The Nutcracker
  • Allegro Brillante & Carousel (A Dance) & The Man in Black & Chroma

    March 4 - 8, 2015 Buy Tickets

    Balanchine’s Allegro Brillante is a rapturous celebration of ballet. Wheeldon’s Carousel is an elegant tribute in dance. Kudelka’s The Man in Black is an utterly arresting work. MacGregor’s Chroma redefines the future of modern dance.

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    Allegro Brillante & Carousel (A Dance) & The Man in Black & Chroma
  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

    March 14 - 29, 2015 Buy Tickets

    Lewis Carroll’s immortal classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and its irresistible blend of whimsical, fantastical characters come to startling, brilliant, hilarious and even frightening life in Christopher Wheeldon's version of the story, an unforgettable fantasia in dance and a celebration of imagination itself.

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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
  • The Eleventh International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize

    March 24, 2015 Buy Tickets

    This competition highlights the talents of some of the finest young dancers from the ballet companies around the world, giving the audience a chance to see the future stars of ballet in one exceptional evening of dance.

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    The Eleventh International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize
  • Ratmansky & Côté

    May. 30 - Jun. 6, 2015 Buy Tickets

    In Shostakovich Trilogy (Parts 1 and 3), Alexei Ratmansky turns to the towering musical figure and explores the conflicting dualities of art and politics, imaginative freedom and responsibility, that shaped much of the composer’s life. Guillaume Côté’s Being and Nothingness is a four-part reflection in dance exploring Jean-Paul Sartre’s existential philosophy and the shifting moments of consciousness.

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    Ratmansky & Côté
  • The Sleeping Beauty

    June 10 - 20, 2015 Buy Tickets

    From the simplicity and intimacy of the famous fairy tale on which it is based, The Sleeping Beauty opens out into a spectacle of grand virtuosity, generous and incomparable displays of technique, ravishing stagecraft and unapologetic theatrical ostentation. This classical ballet nonpareil remains one of the National Ballet’s most beloved and admired works.

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    The Sleeping Beauty