The National Ballet of Canada is presenting an electrifying 2023/24 season, that includes 5 progressive new choreographers and a set of charming performances and premieres.
Hope Muir, Creative Director of The Nationwide Ballet of Canada stated:
“Planning each new season is exhilarating and that’s very true this yr, as I stability The Nationwide Ballet of Canada’s dedication to storytelling and the classical custom with thrilling new works and collaborations.”
“For the 2023/24 season, I’m thrilled to introduce 5 new choreographic voices to the corporate, two of them Canadian, in addition to two new creations and 4 acquisitions. It’s an honour to supply this wealthy creative expertise to our audiences and our dancers, advancing the corporate’s artistic development and constructing relationships for the long run.”
In November, the Fall Season opens on the 4 Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts with the world premiere of Helen Pickett’s Emma Bovary – an interesting psychological exploration of the title character from Gustave Flaubert’s novel, Madame Bovary, set to an authentic rating by Peter Salem. Emma Bovary, Pickett’s first work for the corporate, is offered with the Canadian premiere of James Kudelka’s Ardour, acquired for Principal Dancer Piotr Stanczyk to mark his retirement from an excellent 25-year profession with the Nationwide Ballet.
The Fall Season continues with John Cranko’s extraordinary Onegin, a ballet which the perfect artists of our age aspire to carry out. A dance drama beloved for its wealthy characterisation, musicality and passionate vocabulary, Onegin is predicated on Alexander Pushkin’s nineteenth century verse novel Eugene Onegin and tells a nuanced story of unrequited love.
The traditional vacation favorite, The Nutcracker by James Kudelka, returns in December, showcasing continuous dancing and luxurious units and costumes from Santo Loquasto and lighting by Jennifer Tipton.
Within the Winter Season, Christopher Wheeldon’s ingenious Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland will delight the complete household in March 2024. The spectacular manufacturing captures all of the enjoyable and oddities of Lewis Carroll’s story. A 2011 co-production with The Royal Ballet in London, Alice incorporates puppetry and video projections in an excellent design by Bob Crowley, a cinematic authentic rating from Joby Talbot and lighting by Natasha Katz.
The Winter Blended Programme offers an eclectic providing together with a world premiere by Toronto-based choreographer William Yong. In his first fee for the corporate, Yong’s voice integrates his muti-disciplinary expertise and can showcase the flexibility of our artists.
Canadian choreographer Emma Portner’s islands makes its North American premiere. A sculptural duet for 2 girls, islands was hailed as a triumph when it premiered with Norwegian Nationwide Ballet in 2020 set to authentic music by Forest Swords.
Closing the programme is the Canadian premiere of Serge Lifar’s Suite en Blanc, a full firm work of technical purity set to the music excerpts from Namouna, composed by Édouard Lalo.
The Summer time Season opens in June 2024 with the North American premiere of Don Quixote choreographed by Carlos Acosta after Marius Petipa. Acosta is likely one of the most interesting male dancers of the twenty first century and his interpretation of Basilio, the younger lover from Don Quixote, was a signature function for the Cuban-born dancer. A visible feast for households and ballet-lovers alike, Don Quixote was created in 2013 for The Royal Ballet and remounted for Birmingham Royal Ballet in 2022, the place Acosta is now Creative Director. It options musical preparations by Hans Vercauteren after Ludwig Minkus, lighting by Peter Mumford, with set and costume designs by Tim Hatley and video design by Nina Dunn.
The 2023/24 season concludes with George Balanchine’s glittering ballet triptych, Jewels. With its three components – Emerald, Rubies and Diamonds –Jewels evokes the radiance and structure of valuable stones and is offered in its entirety, giving full expression to the celebrated work. Every section of the ballet is about to the music of a unique composer and includes a distinct choreographic language – Gabriel Fauré for the lyricism of Emeralds, Igor Stravinsky for the jazzy angularity of Rubies and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky for the grandeur of Diamonds.
For dates and tickets go to: The National Ballet of Canada