World Premiere of Angels’ Atlas by Crystal Pite
Presented with Chroma & Marguerite and Armand
Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson’s Farewell Performances
February 26, 2020... Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the casting for Angels’ Atlas by Crystal Pite which makes its world premiere on a programme with Chroma by Wayne McGregor and Marguerite and Armand by Frederick Ashton. The programme is onstage February 29 – March 7, 2020 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. #AngelsAtlasNBC #ChromaNBC #MargueriteandArmandNBC
The opening night cast of Angels’ Atlas features Principal Dancers Heather Ogden and Harrison James, First Soloist Jordana Daumec, Hannah Fischer and Donald Thom, Second Soloists Spencer Hack and Siphesihle November and Corps de Ballet member Hannah Galway.
Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson retires from the stage after a career that has spanned over a period of 30 years. She will dance the role of Marguerite opposite Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté in Marguerite and Armand on opening night. The company will honour Ms. Hodgkinson at her final performance on Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 pm. Principal Dancers Sonia Rodriguez, Francesco Gabriele Frola and Harrison James will dance the title roles in subsequent performances.
Chroma will feature an ensemble cast including Principal Dancers Skylar Campbell, Svetlana Lunkina, Heather Ogden and Brendan Saye, First Soloists Tina Pereira and Tanya Howard, Second Soloists Christopher Gerty, Siphesihle November and Brent Parolin and Corps de Ballet member Alexander Skinner.
Heather Ogden and Harrison James or Svetlana Lunkina and Ben Rudisin
Jordana Daumec and Spencer Hack or Chelsy Meiss and Brent Parolin
Spencer Hack and Donald Thom
Jack Bertinshaw, Skylar Campbell, Joe Chapman, Jimmy Coleman, Trygve Cumpston, Brenna Flaherty, Christopher Gerty, Selene Guerrero-Trujillo, Jeanine Haller, Kathryn Hosier, Tanya Howard, Tirion Law, Chelsy Meiss, Larkin Miller, Tiffany Mosher, Noah Parets, Brent Parolin, Genevieve Penn-Nabity, Tina Pereira, Meghan Pugh, Teagan Richman-Taylor, Kota Sato, Calley Skalnik, Alexander Skinner, Nan Wang, Tene Ward, Ethan Watts, Isaac Wright
Understudies: Clare Peterson, Peng-Fei Jiang, Jennifer Watembach
Marguerite and Armand
Greta Hodgkinson (February 29, March 4, 5, 6, 7 at 7:30 pm/March 1 at 2:00 pm)
Sonia Rodriguez (March 5, 7 at 2:00 pm)
Guillaume Côté (February 29, March 4, 5, 7 at 7:30 pm)
Francesco Gabriele Frola (March 1, 5, 7 at 2:00 pm)
Harrison James (March 6 at 7:30 pm)
Skylar Campbell, Christopher Gerty, Tanya Howard, Svetlana Lunkina, Brent Parolin, Siphesihle November, Heather Ogden, Tina Pereira, Brendan Saye, Alexander Skinner
(February 29 at 7:30 pm, March 4, 6, 7 at 7:30 pm)
Jordana Daumec, Naoya Ebe, Spencer Hack, Koto Ishihara, Elena Lobsanova, Chelsy Meiss, Noah Parets, Brent Parolin, Ben Rudisin, Kota Sato
(March 1, 5, 7 at 2:00 pm, March 5 at 7:30 pm)
Casting subject to change.
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Angels' Atlas is produced and commissioned by The National Ballet of Canada.
Angels' Atlas is a co-production of The National Ballet of Canada and Ballett Zürich.
Philanthropic support for Angels’ Atlas is generously provided by An Anonymous Donor, Rosamond Ivey, Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, The Producers’ Circle, The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada and The Gail Hutchison Fund.
The Producers’ Circle: Gail & Mark Appel, John & Claudine Bailey, Inger Bartlett & Marshal Stearns, Laura Dinner & Richard Rooney, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, The Thor E. and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin Garland & Roger Garland, C.M., Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Anna McCowan Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals & Peter Irwin, Mona & Harvey Levenstein, Jerry & Joan Lozinski, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lynda & Jonas Prince, The Harry & Lillian Seymour Family Foundation, Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan and The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.
Chroma is produced in association with The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.
Skylar Campbell is sponsored through Dancers First by Tricia Younger.
Guillaume Côté is sponsored through Dancers First by Emmanuelle Gattuso, C.M. and Allan Slaight, C.M.
Naoya Ebe is sponsored through Dancers First by Gretchen Ross.
Francesco Gabriele Frola is sponsored through Dancers First by Sherry and Edward Drew.
Harrison James is sponsored through Dancers First by Lucy White.
Svetlana Lunkina is sponsored through Dancers First by Anna McCowan Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C.
Heather Ogden is sponsored through Dancers First by Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin.
Brendan Saye is sponsored through Dancers First by Robin Vaile Robinson.
Jordana Daumec is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor.
Chelsy Meiss is sponsored through Dancers First by Diana St. B. Weatherall.
Tina Pereira is sponsored through Dancers First by The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C.
Ben Rudisin is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor.
Christopher Gerty is sponsored through Dancers First by Ms. Nancy Viner & Dr. Raymond Stein.
Siphesihle November is sponsored through Dancers First by Jerry & Joan Lozinski.
Kota Sato is sponsored through Dancers First by Tony Arrell, C.M. & Anne Arrell.
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 – Department of Canadian Heritage, through the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism; and the Government of Ontario through The Honourable Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.