Sunday, November 06, 2011

World Premiere of Romeo and Juliet: National Ballet of Canada: November 16-27

Romeo and Juliet: world premiere: National Ballet of Canada: Guillaume Côté and Elena Lobsanova, photograph Christopher Wahl
National Ballet of Canada: Alexei Ratmansky's Romeo & Juliet
Four Seasons Centre for the Perfoming Arts, November 16-27, 2011
Photo credits: Guillaume Côté and Elena Lobsanova in Romeo and Juliet

Photograph : Christopher Wahl +

The National Ballet of Canada

World Premiere

Romeo & Juliet

New production
choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky

November 16-27, 2011

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
Map & Directions: 145 Queen Street West, Toronto

World premiere of Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmanksy opens 60th anniversary season of The National Ballet of Canada. And even more: November 14 – 20, 2011 proclaimed as "National Ballet of Canada Week" in the City of Toronto.

Shakespeare's tender, tragic and enduring evocation of youthful passion undone by familial and societal discord, Romeo and Juliet has exerted its incomparable emotional power over generations of ballet audiences throughout the world.

Created by the internationally celebrated choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, this world premiere is a totally fresh, brilliantly imagined interpretation of Shakespeare's play. Building on and finding wonderfully inventive possibilities in Prokofiev's inimitable and touching score, Ratmansky blends the elegance and stateliness of a classical vocabulary with the intense emotional edge of the modern to create an unforgettable version of one of the greatest dance dramas ever.

More info:

Romeo and Juliet: The Photo Shoot Romeo and Juliet: The Photo Shoot
Video by James Cooper.
Uploaded by nationalballetcanada on Sep 20, 2011

links: Guillaume Côté and Elena Lobsanova will dance the Opening Night of the World Premiere of Romeo & Juliet on November 16th 2011 National Ballet of Canada | Romeo and Juliet Principal Casting Announced Romeo and Juliet-themed Menu at Tundra
Tundra Restaurant, located in the Hilton Toronto Hotel (the National Ballet’s Official Hospitality Partner) on Richmond Street, is offering a special Romeo and Juliet menu. Le Ballet est Ballets Russes
by khvostik Best of Fall #5: How the National Ballet’s Elena Lobsanova is preparing for her big debut in Romeo and Juliet
by Emily Landau BWW Interviews: Elena Lobsanova talks the World Premiere of Romeo and Juliet
by Kelly Cameron A fresh take on Romeo and Juliet
by Michael Crabb Alexei Ratmansky
"Alexei Ratmansky is the most in-demand ballet choreographer in the world, known for his musicality, wit and physical inventiveness."
The New York Times

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