Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada and Barry Hughson, Executive Director today announced the great success of the company’s historic first tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg, October 15 – 19, 2018. The company performed two Canadian works, Crystal Pite’s Emergence and Guillaume Côté’s Being and Nothingness, along with American Justin Peck’s Paz de la Jolla for over 3,950 audience members in sold-out houses. #NBOConTour
Russian audiences embraced the National Ballet’s performances at The Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Academic Music Theatre in Moscow, October 15 and 16, 2018 and The Mariinsky II in St. Petersburg October 19, 2018, as part of Diana Vishneva’s Context festival showcasing contemporary ballet.
Crystal Pite’s Emergence
Guillaume Côté’s Being and Nothingness
Justin Peck’s Paz de la Jolla
The National Ballet begins its 2018/19 season with the North American premiere of Anna Karenina choreographed by John Neumeier, November 10 – 18, 2018. Based on Leo Tolstoy’s great masterwork, Anna Karenina is the first co-operation between the National Ballet, The Hamburg Ballet and The Bolshoi Ballet and will feature the debuts of Principal Dancers Svetlana Lunkina, Heather Ogden and Sonia Rodriguez in the title role.