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November 9 – 16, 2024

Experience the breadth of The National Ballet of Canada repertoire in this Triple Bill of acclaimed works honouring the legacy and future of dance. Presenting two Canadian premieres in dramatically different styles plus a special solo performance by retiring Principal Dancer and Choreographic Associate Guillaume Côté, this programme underscores the continuing evolution of our art form and the versatility of our artists in the face of new creative challenges.

Silent Screen is generously supported by The Producers’ Circle.

Lead philanthropic support for Rhapsody is provided by The Isobel Allen New Creations Fund.

Canadian Premiere Silent Screen

The mesmerizing language of Sol León and Paul Lightfoot comes to the National Ballet for the first time with Silent Screen, a profound theatrical experience set to the music of Philip Glass. Based in Europe, León and Lightfoot are the architects of a highly respected body of work rarely experienced in North America. With this acquisition, Artistic Director Hope Muir opens the door to their canon. Silent Screen immerses the dancers in a silent film projected on shifting screens, taking the audience on a journey that finishes where it began.

Body of Work

Body of Work kicks off Guillaume Côté’s special performances in his final season with The National Ballet of Canada as Principal Dancer. Set to Ludwig van Beethoven’s uplifting Symphony No.7, this touching solo was Côté’s homage to his friend and fellow dance icon, Canada’s Anik Bissonnette, at the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award Gala in 2014. Now, the solo takes on new life as an expression of Côté’s own extraordinary legacy in dance.

Canadian Premiere Rhapsody

Join the international celebration of Sir Frederick Ashton with Rhapsody, a chic and joyful ballet Artistic Director Hope Muir has acquired for Ashton Worldwide, a five-year festival honouring the great choreographer’s legacy. Beloved for his poetic storytelling and elegant style, Ashton showcases his energetic side with Rhapsody, in which two thrilling Principals and a small Corps de Ballet embody the vitality of the music, Sergei Rachmaninoff’s glorious Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

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  • Saturday, November 09, 2024 7:30 pm

  • Sunday, November 10, 2024 2:00 pm

  • Wednesday, November 13, 2024 7:30 pm

  • Thursday, November 14, 2024 7:30 pm

  • Friday, November 15, 2024 7:30 pm

  • Saturday, November 16, 2024 2:00 pm

  • Saturday, November 16, 2024 7:30 pm



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Top Photo: Séverine Ferrolier and Vladislav Kozlov of Bayerisches Staatsballett in Silent Screen. Photo by Nicholas MacKay.