New Video: Our Gratitude
Featuring Dancers and Orchestra Members
Being away from the studio and the stage these past four months has been difficult. We so miss being able to perform for you but this time in isolation has also allowed for reflection and invention. We have seen our artists take their creativity online to keep the joy of dance alive and we have explored new ways to connect in the virtual world. And we have seen you, our patrons, show wonderful support for the company during our time of need.
Our sincere gratitude to you, our audience and donor community, and to the essential workers keeping us safe during this extraordinary time. In this video, our dancers choreographed movement expressing their thanks set to a special remote recording of Edward Elgar’s moving Nimrod from Enigma Variations performed by The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra.
We will get through this together. #TorontoTogether
Our theatre may be dark but you can connect with us virtually and experience the joy of dance on our digital stage. Enjoy videos of our favourites moments in ballet, find out what our dancers are doing, get to know them better through our Q&As or take a LIVE class led by one of our artists. There’s plenty of ways that you can stay connected!
During this time of isolation, we all need some beauty to help us through our days. To lift your spirits, we have selected some beautiful ballet moments for you to enjoy.
Instagram and Facebook LIVEs
You can join us each week on Instagram or Facebook LIVE. Take a dance or workout class led by National Ballet dancers and artists, ask them a question you are dying to know the answer to or take a cooking class led by a dancer.
This Week's Instagram LIVE:
Friday, August 7 at 12:00 pm ET
Sharing the Stage on Instagram
Mood-boosting dance class with Artistic Director of Rock Bottom Movement Alyssa Martin
and Corps de Ballet member Selene Guerrero-Trujillo
To show support for essential service and healthcare workers, The National Ballet of Canada is creating customized Gratitude Classes designed to give these heroes a break and keep their bodies strong as they work on the frontline to keep us safe.
Sonia Rodriguez teaching a Gratitude Class.
How do you manage isolation when your body is your instrument and your office is a studio or a stage? Dancers share how they are coping in this new video series.
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How Dancers Do...
Enjoy some fun videos showing how dancers bring a little extra flair to daily tasks at home.
Ballet Fun for Kids
With many families and children staying home due to COVID-19, The National Ballet of Canada is offering free access to fun projects and resources designed to bring the beauty of dance and live theatre right to you!
Activities for Kids