The Nutcracker is the most recognizable and most performed work in the classical ballet canon. The National Ballet of Canada invited members of Toronto’s vibrant and diverse dance community to attend a special, free performance of The Nutcracker on Friday, December 8, 2018 in honour of Canada 150.
Participating organizations shared a short video clip or photo of their dance troupe which was posted on the National Ballet website as well as shared on social media and in the lobby on the evening of the performance. Additionally, the audience were encouraged to attend the performance in their traditional dance costumes creating a lively celebration of the diversity of dance throughout the Four Seasons Centre.
Participants from more than 50 organizations attended Dance Mosaic: Canada 150, including ALCA Latinamerican Alliance for Culture and Arts, Anatolian Folk Dancers of Toronto, Ballet Creole, Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico, Daugavina Latvian Folk Dance, DESNA, Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company & Academy of Spanish Dance, Hawaiian Pacific Magic, Igranka School of Bulgarian Folk Dances and Traditions, Levendia-X Hellenic Folklore Association, Little Pear Garden Dance Company, Menaka Thakkar Dance Company, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto: ENAGB Youth Program, Norman Dance Company, Nueva Siembre Ecuadorian Folk Dance, The Toronto Thai Dramatic Arts Troupe and the Toronto Morris Men.
Thank you for joining us and celebrating the diversity of dance in Toronto!
Tina Pereira with Dance Mosaic participants. Photo by Karolina Kuras.