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Prepare to Get Physical
by Kathleen Smith
This June, the National Ballet will present three of William Forsythe’s most acclaimed works together in Physical Thinking. Dance writer Kathleen Smith breaks down the programme that will feature The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude, Approximate Sonata 2016 and The Second Detail.
The upcoming Physical Thinking programme is a tribute to William Forsythe – an American choreographer with a special connection to The National Ballet of Canada. Kathleen Smith examines the ground-breaking choreographer’s global impact on ballet.
A Conversation with Xiao Nan Yu
Principal Dancer Xiao Nan Yu speaks about her 22-year career with The National Ballet of Canada and making her farewell performance this June in one of her greatest roles, Hanna Glawari in The Merry Widow.
Behind the Scenes
Soaring: A Transformational Campaign
David Macdonald, Chair, Soaring Campaign discusses how Artistic Director Karen Kain’s bold vision inspired the largest fundraising campaign in the National Ballet’s history.
Creating Ballet Scenery
Resident Scenic Artist Kelly Palmer shares how she helps set the stage for The National Ballet of Canada’s productions.
Xiao Nan Yu Retires with The Merry Widow
Principal Dancer Xiao Nan Yu retires from the stage after 22 brilliant years with The National Ballet of Canada with one of her best-known roles, Hanna Glawari.
Physical Thinking with Piotr Stanczyk
Principal Dancer Piotr Stanczyk shares his thoughts on the all-William Forsythe programme, Physical Thinking.
Relaxed Performances at YOU dance
For the past five years, The National Ballet of Canada has offered relaxed performances and workshops of YOU dance for individuals with a large spectrum of special needs such as developmental challenges, autism and serious illnesses, along with their families, both within a theatre setting and onsite at organizations.