Spotlight Series is a curated series of digital presentations of both new and existing work and will be presented as part of The National Ballet of Canada’s virtual season.
For Spotlight Series, the National Ballet has commissioned new works by Kevin A. Ormsby and Jera Wolfe, who both make their choreographic debuts with the company. The new works will be presented this fall.
More details about the Spotlight Series to be announced shortly.
Artistic Director of KasheDance, Mr. Ormsby also works as an Arts Strategies Consultant. With a career that spans over 30 years, he has performed with various companies and projects in Canada, the Caribbean and the U.S. Rehearsals for Mr. Ormsby’s new work begin in mid-September.
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In collaboration with the Art Gallery of Ontario, an open rehearsal of Mr. Ormsby’s exciting new work for Spotlight Series will be presented onsite at Walker Court as part of AGO Live, offering a rare look into the creative process with the acclaimed choreographer and the National Ballet’s talented dancers. This is the National Ballet’s second collaboration with the AGO, following the highly successful commission of Robert Binet’s The Dreamers Ever Leave You. The rehearsals will be taking place October 22 and 23 from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
More Information About AGO Live
The performances can only be attended by booking a timed-entry ticket for AGO admission. Space is limited and social distancing measures are in place.
Choreographer and performer Mr. Wolfe is an Associate Artist with Red Sky Performance. His choreographic works have been presented by Jacob’s Pillow, Canadian Stage, Fall For Dance North and the Venice Biennale (all with Red Sky Performance), Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School and Canada’s National Ballet School. Mr. Wolfe’s work is currently in rehearsal.
Spotlight Series is funded 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.
Svetlana Lunkina. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Kevin Ormsby. Photo by Michael Chambers.
Jera Wolfe. Photos by Ally Gonzalo and Aleksandar Antonijevic.
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