Fall For Dance
North Festival

Meridian Hall

October 4 & 5, 2019

Fall For Dance
North Festival

Meridian Hall

October 4 & 5, 2019

About the Ballet

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude is a short, but fiercely demanding work created by William Forsythe in 1996 for his Ballet Frankfurt company. Set to the final movement of Schubert’s Ninth Symphony, it demonstrates, as the title suggests, the bracing excitement of pure classical technique, its rigour, focus and speed, and functions as an homage to traditional classical and neo-classical form as perfected by Petipa and Balanchine.

"Brilliant, inscrutable and wildly entertaining by turns, William Forsythe is at once a ballet purist and the high priest of post-structural contemporary dance." The Observer
Fall for Dance North Festival

Fall for Dance North is Toronto’s Premier International Dance Festival presenting some of the best dance Canada and the world has to offer. Celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, Fall for Dance North takes place October 2 – 6, 2019 at Meridian Hall (formally Sony Centre for the Performing Arts) and Ryerson Theatre. All seats are only $15.

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Reviews

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

“A brief, dazzling showcase of ballet technique that is nailed by its title: it’s all about verticality, virtuosity and precision – plus that frisson of danger as you sense that one wrong foot could bring the whole thing down.” — Bachtrack

“Classical ballet on fast-forward, a torrent of super-quick steps racing against the tempo of Schubert's music.” — Evening Standard

 

Casting

Hannah Galway, Chelsy Meiss, Calley Skalnik
Naoya Ebe, Harrison James
(October 4 at 7:30 pm)
 
Tirion Law, Jeannine Haller, Calley Skalnik
Siphesihle November, Donald Thom
(October 5 at 2:00 pm)

Credits

The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude

Choreography:
William Forsythe

Music:
Franz Schubert, Allegro Vivace from Symphony No. 9 in C-Major, D944

Set and Lighting Design:
William Forsythe

Costume Design:
Stephen Galloway

Lead philanthropic support for The Vertiginous Thrill of Exactitude is generously provided by Sandra Simpson, an anonymous friend of the National Ballet and The Estate of Douglas Gardner, with additional support from The Producers’ Circle.

The Producers’ Circle: Gail & Mark Appel, John & Claudine Bailey, Inger Bartlett & Marshal Stearns, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, The Thor E. and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin & Roger Garland, Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, The William & Nona Heaslip 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., Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan and Noreen Taylor, C.M. & David Staines, C.M., O.Ont.

For more information, and to buy tickets, please visit the Fall for Dance Noth website.

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