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Toronto Together
April 14, 2020

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Although we are not able to perform onstage for you, we’re pitching in to do our part to help keep the community safe. Only by working together will we weather the storm and return to the stage stronger than ever.

“On behalf of the entire company I want to extend our admiration and deep gratitude to the healthcare workers on the front line of this pandemic. We will get through this together,” said Karen Kain.
 
Along with Canadian Opera Company, Shaw Festival, Soulpepper, Young People’s Theatre, Canadian Stage and Luminato, The National Ballet of Canada’s production shop has donated personal protective equipment such as gloves and masks to help keep our incredibly brave and hardworking healthcare professionals safe. 
 

The National Ballet’s wardrobe department is working from home to create and sew much needed medical supplies such as mask and caps. Staff members are using whatever they have available to them at home and so far have made over 100 masks that are being delivered to various hospitals around Toronto. 
Here is a link to patterns and fabric information if you would like to try to make your own mask at home. 
 

It was heartening to see Respiratory Therapists at Toronto General Hospital join Principal Dancer Brendan Saye and First Soloist Donald Thom’s LIVE ballet class last week to lift spirits and a boost morale before heading back to the frontlines. 
 

 Many of our followers have been staying active and moving at home by following the company’s Instagram LIVE classes taught by the National Ballet dancers. You can move along too!
 
During this time, the National Ballet continues to look for ways we can work together as a company and with other performing arts organizations to help our local community and those around us. If you have an idea, please share it with us at media@national.ballet.ca.

 

 
 


 

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