AGO Lawren Harris Project

The Dreamers Ever Leave You

August 31—September 10, 2016

AGO Lawren Harris Project

The Dreamers Ever Leave You

August 31—September 10, 2016

About the Performance

In partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario, The National Ballet of Canada will present a new commission, The Dreamers Ever Leave You, August 31 – September 10, 2016, by Choreographic Associate Robert Binet.

Inspired by the art of Canadian artist Lawren Harris (the focus of the upcoming AGO exhibition, The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris), Mr. Binet will create an immersive ballet capturing the dynamic forms and emotional themes of Harris’ work, evoking isolation, transcendence and mysticism. Performed by Artists of the National Ballet inside a gallery space at the AGO, and accompanied by live music composed by Lubomyr Melnyk, the performance will give the audience freedom to move through the gallery space. 

One of the most exciting of a new generation of young Canadian choreographers, Mr. Binet has been Choreographic Associate with The National Ballet of Canada since 2013. In a short time, Mr. Binet has attracted keen attention both here and abroad with his wonderfully refined, distinctive and accomplished ballets.

AGO View Gallery

The Dreamers Ever Leave You (Excerpt)


Skylar Campbell
Hannah Fischer
Spencer Hack
Emma Hawes
Rui Huang
Harrison James
Elena Lobsanova
Alexandra MacDonald
Heather Ogden
Félix Paquet or Jack Bertinshaw
Jenna Savella
Brendan Saye
Robert Stephen

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Concept and Choreographer:
Robert Binet

Pianist and Composer:
Lubomyr Melnyk

Costume Designer:
Robyn Clarke

Lighting Designer:
Simon Rossiter

Mandy-Jayne Richardson
Lindsay Fischer

Visual Elements by Ryan Enn Hughes and Dylan Tedaldi.

The Dreamers Ever Leave You is generously supported in part by Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin Garland, Joan & Jerry Lozinski and The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C.

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