Dance Mosaic Celebrating Canada 150

November 14, 2017

Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced Dance Mosaic: Canada 150. To celebrate Toronto’s vibrant and diverse dance community, over 50 organizations have been invited to attend a special, free performance of The Nutcracker on Friday, December 8 in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Participating organizations have been invited to share short videos or photos of their dance troupe which have been posted on the National Ballet’s website, shared on social media and will be on display in the lobby of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on the evening of the performance. The audience has been encouraged to attend the performance in their traditional dance costumes to create a lively celebration of the diversity of dance throughout the theatre.

Participants from more than 50 organizations will attend 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.

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TD Bank Group presents The Nutcracker.

The Nutcracker is made possible by generous financial support from production underwriters Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lawrence and Ann Heisey and an anonymous friend of the National Ballet.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada РDepartment of Canadian Heritage, through the Honourable M̩lanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages; and the Government of Ontario through the Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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