Sharing the Stage

Free Outdoor Performances & Events
at Harbourfront Centre

August 16 – 20, 2022

Sharing the Stage

Free Outdoor Performances & Events
at Harbourfront Centre

August 16 – 20, 2022

In partnership with Harbourfront Centre

The National Ballet of Canada returns to Harbourfront Centre in August with Sharing the Stage, free outdoor performances on the Concert Stage as well as free dance classes and interactive conversations.

We are thrilled to welcome guest companies Holla JazzRock Bottom Movement, Samantha Sutherland and Tanveer Alam who join us as part of the Creation Residencies programme. Based in the Toronto dance community and representing a wide range of styles, the guest companies will share the stage with dancers from The National Ballet of Canada for outdoor performances under the stars on the Concert Stage.

Sharing the Stage

Outdoor Performances by The National Ballet of Canada With Guest Companies
August 16 – 20, 2022 at 8:00 pm
Concert Stage, Harbourfront Centre

The National Ballet will present five outdoor performances on the Concert Stage, August 16 – 20, 2022. Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director, and Robert Binet, Curator and Producer, CreativAction and Special Initiatives, have curated two mixed programmes featuring the National Ballet and four guest companies. The programme features excerpts from the sensational Chroma by Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon’s sublime After the Rain, a pas de deux from Swan Lake, directed and staged by Karen Kain, new CreativAction Micro-Commissions from Natasha Powell and Ethan Colangelo as well as new works from guest companies Holla Jazz, Rock Bottom Movement, Samantha Sutherland and Tanveer Alam. Live music will be performed by The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and guest musicians.

Accessible Seating

A limited number of accessible seats are available for every performance. Seats can be reserved now by calling 416 345 9595. Please note reservations for accessible seats must be made at least 48 hours in advance of the performance.

Programme A, August 16, 18, 20 at 8:00 pm

Chroma Excerpt 1 and 2 Performed by the National Ballet
Margarita Excerpt Performed by Holla Jazz
4 for 5 by Natasha Powell Performed by the National Ballet
Swan Lake Act II Pas de Deux Performed by the National Ballet
Haazri Performed by Tanveer Alam 
After the Rain Performed by the National Ballet

Programme B, August 17, 19 at 8:00 pm

Chroma Excerpt 1 and 2 Performed by the National Ballet
as seen from before by Ethan Colangelo Performed by the National Ballet
kaqwiⱡȼi Performed by Samantha Sutherland
Swan Lake Act II Pas de Deux Performed by the National Ballet
DINO Performed by Rock Bottom Movement

Music Performed by The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and Guest Musicians

Show + Tell
August 16 – 20, 2022, 7:00 pm
Concert Stage, Harbourfront Centre

Show + Tell is an opportunity to hear directly from dance artists about how they work and create. Meredith Webster, who will stage Alonzo King’s The Collective Agreement presented in the Fall Season, along with guest companies Holla JazzRock Bottom Movement, Samantha Sutherland and Tanveer Alam will host interactive conversations that provide a window into their creative process and dance form, sharing excerpts of their choreography.

Show + Tell is free and general admission. Arrive early to secure a spot, first come, first served. You are welcome to stay in your seat for the performance following Show + Tell.

Schedule

August 16: Tanveer Alam
August 17: Samantha Sutherland
August 18: Meredith Webster, Stager for Alonzo King’s The Collective Agreement
August 19: Rock Bottom Movement
August 20: Holla Jazz

Dance With Us
August 16 – 20, 2022, 6:00 pm
Stage-in-the-Park, Harbourfront Centre

Get moving with free outdoor dance classes taught by local artists! The free classes are drop-in and vary from tap to Kathak and Jazz to contemporary dance.

Schedule

August 16: Finding your Groove Through Jazz with Holla Jazz
August 17: Mood-Boosting Dance with Rock Bottom Movement
August 18: Intro to Tap with Tatiana Alfaro of the Toronto International Tap Dance Festival
August 19: Dancing the Ktunaxa Language with Samantha Sutherland
August 20: Intro to Kathak with Tanveer Alam

Casting

Chroma Excerpt 1 and 2

Jack Bertinshaw and Svetlana Lunkina (August 16, 18, 20 at 8:00 pm)
Peng-Fei Jiang and Chelsy Meiss (August 17, 19 at 8:00 pm)

Margarita, Performed by Holla Jazz

Ashley 'Colours' Perez, Caroline 'Lady C' Fraser, Chenise Mitchell, Madelyn Miyashita and Tereka Tyler-Davis

4 for 5

Alexander Skinner, Isaac Wright, Jason Ferro and Scott McKenzie

Swan Lake Act II Pas de Deux

Tina Pereira and Ben Rudisin

Haazri

Tanveer Alam

After the Rain

Heather Ogden and Harrison James

Calley Skalnik and Naoya Ebe

Genevieve Penn Nabity and Ben Rudisin

as seen from before

Jason Ferro, Spencer Hack, Scott McKenzie, Noah Parets, and Alexander Skinner

kaqwiⱡȼi

Samantha Sutherland

DINO, Performed by Rock Bottom Movement

Drew Berry, Brayden Jamil Cairns, Celeste Chiappetta, Sam Grist, Steph Harkness, Sierra Kellman and Natasha Poon Woo

Credits

Chroma

Choreography:
Wayne McGregor

Music:
Joby Talbot and Jack White, The White Stripes
By arrangement with G. Schirmer, INC., publisher and copyright owner.
Aluminum✝ & Transit of Venus*

Costume Design:
Moritz Junge

Lighting Design:
Lucy Carter, adapted by Jeff Logue

Premiere: The Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, UK, November 17, 2006
Chroma was originally commissioned by The Royal Ballet, Covent Garden.

The National Ballet of Canada Premiere: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, November 24, 2010

✝ Music composed by Jack White. Published by Peppermint Stripe Music/EMI Music Publishing Limited.
New arrangement by Joby Talbot and orchestration by Christopher Austin.
By arrangement with Novello & Company Limited on behalf of EMI Music Publishing Limited.

* Music composed and Arranged by Joby Talbot. Published by Chester Music Limited.
By arrangement with Chester Music Limited.

Margarita Excerpt

Choreography:
Natasha Powell

Music:
Original Composition by Sabine Ndalamba

Costume Design:
Natasha Powell in Collaboration with the Performers

Lighting Design:
Jeff Logue

Performers:
Ashley 'Colours' Perez, Caroline 'Lady C' Fraser, Chenise Mitchell, Madelyn Miyashita, Tereka Tyler-Davis

4 for 5

Choreography:
Natasha Powell in Collaboration with the Performers

Music:
Paul Desmond, Take 5 Performed by Chet Atkins from the Album Guitar Legend: The RCA Years ℗ 1975
By Special Permission of Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.

Costume Design:
The National Ballet of Canada Wardrobe Department,
Stacy Dimitropoulos Wardrobe Supervisor

Lighting Design:
Jeff Logue

Swan Lake Pas de Deux

Directed and Staged by:
Karen Kain, C.C., LL.D., D.Litt., O.Ont.

Choreography:
Karen Kain, Christopher Stowell and Robert Binet after Erik Bruhn, Lev Ivanov and Marius Petipa

Music:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake, Opus 20 (1875-76)

Set, Property and Costume Design:
Gabriela Týlešová

Lighting Designer:
Bonnie Beecher, Adapted by Jeff Logue

World Premiere: The National Ballet of Canada, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Toronto, June 10, 2022

Produced and commissioned by The National Ballet of Canada.

Lead philanthropic support for Swan Lake is provided by The Walter Carsen New Creations Fund, with generous underwriting from Richard M. Ivey, C.C., an anonymous friend of the National Ballet, Susan Scace & Arthur Scace, C.M., Q.C., Pamela and Paul Austin and The P. Austin Family Foundation, The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, Nancy Pencer, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Gretchen Ross & Donald Ross, O.C., Anne-Marie Canning, Anna McCowan Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Tim & Frances Price, The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada, Kevin Garland & Roger Garland, C.M. and Aaron & Heather Regent. Additional support provided by The Producers’ Circle.

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., The Harry & Lillian Seymour Family Foundation, Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan and The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

The National Ballet also acknowledges support for Swan Lake provided by Sylvie Allard & Brian O’Keefe, Judi Conacher, Sherry and Edward Drew, The H. John McDonald Foundation and Julie Medland.

Haazri

Choreography & Performer:
Tanveer Alam

Music Arrangement:
Tanveer Alam

Compositions:
Traditional Compositions of the Lucknow Gharana of Kathak

Tabla Artist:
Ramona Sylvan

Sitar Artist:
Christopher Dicran Hale

Padhant Artist:
Sukriti Sharma

Costume Design:
Harikishan S. Nair

Lighting Design:
Jeff Logue

Outside Eyes:
Harikishan S. Nair, Joanna D’Souza

After the Rain

Choreography:
Christopher Wheeldon

Music:
Arvo Pärt
Tabula Rasa, First movement - "Ludus" (1977) and Spiegel im Spiegel (1978)
Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors Company, Canadian and U.S. agent for Universal Edition Vienna, publisher and copyright owner

Pianist: 
Lynn Kuo, Aya Miyagawa-Violin
Edward Connell-Piano

Costume Design:
Holly Hynes

Lighting Design:
Mark Stanley, Adapted by Jeff Logue

Premiere: New York State Theater, New York, NY, January 22, 2005
The National Ballet of Canada Premiere: Toronto, March 9, 2022 

as seen from before

Choreography:
Ethan Colangelo

Music:
Caroline Shaw, Gustave Le Gray (2012)
Used by Permission, Caroline Shaw Editions ©

Pianist:
Zhenya Yesmanovich

Costume Design:
The National Ballet of Canada Wardrobe Department,
Stacy Dimitropoulos Wardrobe Supervisor

Lighting Design:
Jeff Logue

kaqwiⱡȼi

Choreography & Performer:
Samantha Sutherland

Composer:
Sophie Dow

Voice:
Sophie Pierre and Marie Nicholas

Mentor:
Teneil Whiskeyjack

Language Mentor:
Alfred Joseph

Costume Design:
Samantha Sutherland

Lighting Design:
Jeff Logue

DINO

Choreography/Direction:
Alyssa Martin  

Composer:
Jacob Vanderham AKA Telehorn  

Dramaturgy:
David Bernstein, Pony Nicole Herauf and Annika McCabe 

Costume Design:
Alyssa Martin

Lighting Design:
Jeff Logue

Collaborators/Dancers:
Drew Berry, Brayden Jamil Cairns, Celeste Chiappetta, Sam Grist, Steph Harkness, Sierra Kellman, Natasha Poon Woo

Sharing the Stage is an initiative of Staging Change which is generously funded by the Metcalf Foundation.

CreativAction is supported by Lucille & Urban Joseph, O.C.

The National Ballet of Canada’s Education and Community Engagement programmes are generously supported by the Anna McCowan-Johnson Dance Accessibility Fund at The National Ballet of Canada, Endowment Foundation.

The National Ballet Orchestra is supported by members of the Music Circle. 

The Music Circle: John & Claudine Bailey, Nani & Austin Beutel, Jeanie A. Davis, Indra & Rags Davloor, Sherry & Edward Drew, The Thor E. Eaton and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation, William & Ruth Herridge, Anne & Charles Morison, Sandra Pitblado, C.M. & Jim Pitblado, C.M., John & Susan Rose, Gretchen Ross & Donald Ross, O.C., Noreen Taylor, C.M., & David Staines, C.M., O.Ont., and The Mary-Margaret Webb Foundation (Rehearsal Pianists), Lenore Walters and Tricia Younger. 

Running Times

Programme A
Chroma Excerpt
9 m
Margarita Excerpt
7 m
4 for 5
5 m
Swan Lake Act II PDD
9 m
Haazri
10 m
After the Rain
20 m
Total
1 h
 
Programme B
Chroma Excerpt
9 m
as seen from before
10 m
kaqwiⱡȼi
6 m
Swan Lake Act II PDD
9 m
DINO
20 m
Total
54 m
 

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