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Greta Hodgkinson: Courage, Talent, Grace and Hard Work
by John Coulbourn
"Marguerite and Armand encapsulates everything, not only about my career, but why I wanted to be a ballerina.” - Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson reflects on her final year with the National Ballet and her farewell performance in March 2020.
The History of Giselle
The fascinating history behind the undisputed masterpiece of Romantic ballet, Giselle. Opens the 2019/20 season on November 6.
Making the Unreal, Real and the Dead, Alive
When The National Ballet of Canada’s Choreographic Associate, Robert Binet came to Artistic Director Karen Kain five years ago with the idea of making ballet based on the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, he knew that story was so familiar to audiences that it would allow him the freedom to play with its themes in a contemporary context.
Behind the Scenes
Q and A with Missy Mazzoli on Orpheus Alive
Missy Mazzoli’s new score for Choreographic Associate Robert Binet’s Orpheus Alive is her first work for ballet. She spoke with Susan Walker in Toronto this past spring, as she was finalizing the score.
Shaping a Digital Future for the Performing Arts
The National Ballet of Canada has partnered the Canadian Opera Company and Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT) at Sheridan College on Digital Stage, an exciting new collaborative project created to explore the possibilities of digital technology in the performing arts sector.
Meet a Dancer: Skylar Campbell
From surfing and skateboarding to ballet, learn how Skylar found his way to the stage.
CreativAction: An Enduring Gift to Celebrate an Enduring Talent
To mark its half-century long relationship with Artistic Director Karen Kain, The National Ballet of Canada has created a new programme that is certain to enrich the future of both the National Ballet as well as Canada’s dance community.