Gala Performance

Gala Performance

One Night Only

The MAD HOT BALLET Gala performance will be an brilliant showcase of the best of ballet performed by the artists of The National Ballet of Canada. Artistic Director Karen Kain will present an hour-long performance of short works specially chosen for the occasion to highlight the exceptional artistry and talents of the National Ballet’s celebrated dancers. 

Each year Karen Kain commissions a new work from a Canadian choreographer specifically for the gala performance. Thanks to a sponsorship from Suzanne Rogers and Rogers Communication, a Canadian designer is commissioned to design costumes for the new work. This special partnership began in 2017 with The Sea Above, The Sky Below, choreographed by Choreographic Associate Robert Binet, with costumes designed by Erdem Moralioglu. In 2018, Josh Beamish created Lollapalooza, with costumes designed by Jason Wu.

The 2019 Repertoire will be announced at a later date.

All audience members are also invited to a celebratory cocktail reception following the performance at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

Performance Party tickets start at $45 and include the gala performance and reception (and HST).

Performance Party Tickets

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