The National Ballet of Canada’s tour to Paris was met by standing ovations and critical acclaim. The company performed John Neumeier’s Nijinsky at the prestigious Theatre de Champs-Elysées for five performances October 3 - 8.
“Under the enlightened and demanding direction of Karen Kain, former great international ballet star, the company has earned its place at the highest level, enriching its repertory considerably by collaborating with the greatest choreographers of our time” Danses Avec La Plume
“The National Ballet of Canada is finally in Paris after a long absence have surpassed themselves with an outstanding performance. All the dancers were excellent, exceptional interpretation.” Danser Magazine
“Sublime…. truly breath-taking. The performance by Guillaume Côté is worthy of the greatest dancers. He would have surely impressed the great dancer he embodies on stage.” On Sort Ou Pas
“The beauty of this work stems from the emotional interpretation by the dancers of The National Ballet of Canada who share with us the story of a tormented genius” Chroniques De Danse
“John Neumeier choosing to entrust his ballet to The National Ballet of Canada was not an accident. The company, directed by Canadian Karen Kain who was one of the greatest interprets of Roland Petit, is of the highest standard comprising numerous stars of strong individuality who glide seamlessly into multiple roles.” Concert Classic
“A fantastic performance… Nijinsky is a great success for the company” Kulturkompasset
The company reprises its celebrated interpretation of Nijinsky in Toronto November 22 – 26.
The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges Margaret Fountain, C.M. and David Fountain as our Exclusive Tour Partners.
Lead philanthropic support for Nijinsky is provided by The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, an anonymous friend of the National Ballet, The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada and The Producers’ Circle.
The Producers’ Circle: John & Claudine Bailey, David W. Binet, Susanne Boyce & Brendan Mullen, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Rosamond Ivey, Judy Korthals & Peter Irwin, Mona & Harvey Levenstein, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Sandra Simpson and Noreen Taylor, C.M. & David Staines, C.M., O.Ont.
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