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A Dream to Remember
by John Coulbourn
Karen Kain's Primer on Anna Karenina
Adapting a vast and complex novel into an evening-length ballet was an enormous challenge, and John Neumeier knew his first step in the process would have to be to make the material his own.
The Essence of Existence: Sartre Transformed into Dance
A single, bare light bulb illuminates the darkened stage for the opening solo of Guillaume Côté’s Being and Nothingness. The solo serves as the backbone to a story exploring loneliness, self-discovery and what it means to be alive.
Behind the Scenes
Inside the Studio: The Dream
Step inside the studio with Artistic Director Karen Kain and Stager Christopher Carr as they prepare the company for the return of Fredrick Ashton's The Dream.
Inside the Studio: Anna Karenina
Step inside the studio with Principal Dancers Heather Ogden, Guillaume Côté and Evan McKie as they rehearse for the North American premiere of Anna Karenina, John Neumeier’s acclaimed re-imagining of Leo Tolstoy’s masterwork.
While I’ve never danced with pointe shoes before, as a dancer, I already had a good understanding of what was required to do it. That being said, putting them on was a shock!
Introducing Our Annas
One of literature’s most complex and captivating characters will be transformed into dance by Principal Dancers Svetlana Lunkina, Heather Ogden and Sonia Rodriguez.
YOU dance: Inspiring a New Generation
The National Ballet of Canada’s signature education and outreach programme, YOU dance, sparks creativity in over 200,000 young people by connecting them to the world of dance.