Historic Moscow and St. Petersburg Tour a Great Success for The National Ballet of Canada

Miyoko Koyasu, Chelsy Meiss, Kathryn Hosier, Jaclyn Oakley and Jenna Savella at Saint Baisl's Cathedral in Moscow. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

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

Artists of the Ballet in Emergence. Photo by Bruce Zinger.
Artists of the Ballet in Emergence. Photo by Bruce Zinger.
Artists of the Ballet in Emergence. Photo by Bruce Zinger.
Artists of the Ballet in Emergence. Photo by Karolina Kuras
Artists of the Ballet in Emergence. Photo by Karolina Kuras

Guillaume Côté’s Being and Nothingness

Guillaume Côté and Greta Hodgkinson in Emergence. Photo by Karolina Kuras
Guillaume Côté and Greta Hodgkinson in Emergence. Photo by Karolina Kuras
Nan Wang and Skylar Campbell in Emergence. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Nan Wang and Skylar Campbell in Emergence. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Kathryn Hosier and Félix Paquet in Being and Nothingness. Photo by Karolina Kuras.
Kathryn Hosier and Félix Paquet in Being and Nothingness. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

 Justin Peck’s Paz de la Jolla

Artists of the Ballet in Paz de la Jolla. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
Artists of the Ballet in Paz de la Jolla. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic
Artists of the Ballet in Paz de la Jolla. Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic

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.

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