Moscow & St. Petersburg

Russia

October 15 — 19, 2018

Moscow & St. Petersburg

Russia

October 15 — 19, 2018

Paz de la Jolla & Being and Nothingness & Emergence

The National Ballet will tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia for the first time in its history.The National Ballet will perform at the Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow on October 15 and 16 and the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg on October 19 as part of Diana Vishneva's Context festival. 

Music Director and Principal Conductor David Briskin will conduct The Stanislavsky Orchestra in Moscow and the Mariinsky Orchestra in St. Petersburg.

In his 2013 work Paz de la Jolla, New York City Ballet dancer and Resident Choreographer Justin Peck has created a heartfelt and sun-washed homage to his southern California upbringing. Set to Martinů’s Sinfonietta la Jolla, the ballet is a gorgeously conceived, sweet-natured billet-doux to beach life and young love, the choreography both brisk and languid, salty and sensual, rich in emotional undercurrents and evocative of the pleasures and fears of youth and coming of age.

National Ballet Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté has always brought to the many roles he has performed an unstinting spirit of passionate exploration and emotional honesty. As a Choreographic Associate with the company, those same principles apply. In Being and Nothingness from 2015, he finds in his source material, Jean-Paul Sartre's landmark philosophical work of the same name, questions of freedom, the nature of selfhood and the meaning of existence and illuminates those abstract ideas in his highly expressive, richly physical choreographic style.

Crystal Pite’s Emergence was the sensation of the season when it premiered with the National Ballet in 2009. Subsequent stagings have shown it has lost none of its power to provoke, startle and intrigue. The work posits the instinct for social organization found in the insect realm as a precise metaphor for human interaction and purpose, with swarms and waves of dancers recreating in a dimly-lit, subterranean hive the intricate forms and patterns of life that seem to unite both the natural and human-made worlds.

Tour to Russia

Casting

Moscow – October 15 – 16

Being and Nothingness
Part 1 – The Light
Greta Hodgkinson
Part 2 – The Bedroom
Kathryn Hosier and Félix Paquet
Joe Chapman, Jimmy Coleman, Trygve Cumpston, Giorgio Galli, Christopher Gerty, Spencer Hack, Teagan Richman-Taylor, Kota Sato, Alexander Skinner, Donald Thom, Ethan Watts
Part 3 – The Door
Chelsy Meiss and Jack Bertinshaw
Part 4 – The Sink
Siphesihle November
Part 5 – The Living Room
Heather Ogden and Brendan Saye
Part 6 – The Street
Joe Chapman, Jimmy Coleman, Trygve Cumpston, Giorgio Galli, Christopher Gerty, Spencer Hack, Teagan Richman-Taylor, Kota Sato, Alexander Skinner, Donald Thom, Ethan Watts
Part 7 – The Call
Greta Hodgkinson and Ben Rudisin

Paz de la Jolla
Chelsy Meiss (Oct 15)
Jillian Vanstone (Oct 16)

Hannah Fischer and Harrison James (Oct 15)
Elena Lobsanova and Brendan Saye (Oct 16)

Skylar Campbell or Ethan Watts, Trygve Cumpston, Jordana Daumec or Jeannine Haller, Brenna Flaherty, Giorgio Galli or Siphesihle November, Hannah Galway, Kathryn Hosier or Rui Huang, Soo Ah Kang, Alexandra MacDonald, Antonella Martinelli, Jaclyn Oakley, Félix Paquet or Spencer Hack, Meghan Pugh or Miyoko Koyasu, Ben Rudisin or Christopher Gerty, Calley Skalnik

Emergence
Jack Bertinshaw, Skylar Campbell, Joe Chapman, Guillaume Côté or Harrison James, Jimmy Coleman, Trygve Cumpston, Jordana Daumec, Naoya Ebe, Hannah Fischer, Gorgio Galli, Hannah Galway, Christopher Gerty, Spencer Hack, Jeannine Haller, Greta Hodgkinson, Kathryn Hosier, Rui Huang, Stephanie Hutchison, Peng-Fei Jiang, Miyoko Koyasu, Alexandra MacDonald, Antonella Martinelli, Mallory Mehaffey, Chelsy Meiss, Siphesihle November, Jaclyn Oakley, Heather Ogden, Félix Paquet, Meghan Pugh, Kota Sato, Jenna Savella, Brendan Saye, Calley Skalnik, Sonia Rodriguez or Tanya Howard, Ben Rudisin or Evan McKie, Donald Thom, Ethan Watts

St. Petersburg – October 19

Being and Nothingness
Part 1 – The Light
Greta Hodgkinson
Part 2 – The Bedroom
Kathryn Hosier and Félix Paquet
Joe Chapman, Jimmy Coleman, Trygve Cumpston, Giorgio Galli, Christopher Gerty, Spencer Hack, Teagan Richman-Taylor, Kota Sato, Alexander Skinner, Donald Thom, Ethan Watts
Part 3 – The Door
Chelsy Meiss and Jack Bertinshaw
Part 4 – The Sink
Siphesihle November
Part 5 – The Living Room
Heather Ogden and Brendan Saye
Part 6 – The Street
Joe Chapman, Jimmy Coleman, Trygve Cumpston, Giorgio Galli, Christopher Gerty, Spencer Hack, Teagan Richman-Taylor, Kota Sato, Alexander Skinner, Donald Thom, Ethan Watts
Part 7 – The Call
Greta Hodgkinson and Ben Rudisin

Paz de la Jolla
Chelsy Meiss

Hannah Fischer and Harrison James

Skylar Campbell, Trygve Cumpston, Jordana Daumec, Brenna Flaherty, Giorgio Galli, Hannah Galway, Kathryn Hosier, Soo Ah Kang, Alexandra MacDonald, Antonella Martinelli, Jaclyn Oakley, Félix Paquet, Meghan Pugh, Ben Rudisin, Calley Skalnik

Emergence
Jack Bertinshaw, Skylar Campbell, Joe Chapman, Guillaume Côté, Jimmy Coleman, Trygve Cumpston, Jordana Daumec, Naoya Ebe, Hannah Fischer, Gorgio Galli, Hannah Galway, Christopher Gerty, Spencer Hack, Jeannine Haller, Greta Hodgkinson, Kathryn Hosier, Rui Huang, Stephanie Hutchison, Peng-Fei Jiang, Miyoko Koyasu, Alexandra MacDonald, Antonella Martinelli, Mallory Mehaffey, Chelsy Meiss, Siphesihle November, Jaclyn Oakley, Heather Ogden, Félix Paquet, Meghan Pugh, Kota Sato, Jenna Savella, Brendan Saye, Calley Skalnik, Sonia Rodriguez, Ben Rudisin, Donald Thom, Ethan Watts

Credits

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges Margaret Anne Fountain, C.M. and David Glenn Fountain, C.M. as our Exclusive Tour Partners.

Paz de la Jolla

Choreography:
Justin Peck

Staged By:
Christian Tworzyanski

Music:
Bohuslav Martinů

Costume Design:
Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung

Lighting Design:
Mark Stanley

Lead philanthropic support for Paz de la Jolla is provided by The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada, Julie Medland in memory of her husband Ted, and The Producers’ Circle.

Being and Nothingness

Choreography:
Guillaume Côté

Music:
Philip Glass

Set Design:
Michael Levine

Costume Design:
Krista Dowson

Lighting Design:
David Finn

Lead philanthropic support for Being and Nothingness is provided by 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, Susanne Boyce & Brendan Mullen, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin & Roger Garland, Emmanuelle Gattuso, C.M. and Allan Slaight, C.M., The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Rosamond Ivey, Hal Jackman Foundation, Anna McCowan-Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals & Peter Irwin, Judith & Robert Lawrie, Mona & Harvey Levenstein, Jerry & Joan Lozinski, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lynda & Jonas Prince, Susan Scace & Arthur Scace, C.M., Q.C., Sandra Simpson and Noreen Taylor & David Staines, C.M., O.Ont.

Emergence

Choreography:
Crystal Pite

Staged By:
Eric Beauchesne

Original Score:
Owen Belton

Set Design:
Jay Gower Taylor

Costume Design:
Linda Chow

Lighting Design:
Alan Brodie

Emergence is generously supported by Gail Hutchison.

For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit the Context festival website.

www.contextfest.com

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