Posted 09 February 2004 - 07:26 PM
HARBOURFRONT CENTRE – Altamira Ballet By The Water
Musings / there, below / Theme and Variations August 24th - 26th, 2004
FALL 2004 – HUMMINGBIRD CENTRE
The Four Temperaments /
Stravinsky Violin Concerto / Désir November 17th - 21st, 2004
The Contract November 24th - 28th, 30th, 2004
THE NUTCRACKER – HUMMINGBIRD CENTRE December 11th - 29th, 2004
WINTER 2005 – HUMMINGBIRD CENTRE
Madame Butterfly February 19th - 20th, 22nd - 27th, 2005
Les Sylphides / Opus 19, The Dreamer /
La Ronde March 2nd - 6th, 2005
SPRING 2005 – HUMMINGBIRD CENTRE
An Italian Straw Hat May 1st, 11th - 15th, 2005
Musings / Spring Awakening / Études May 4th - 8th, 2005
I'm looking forward to seeing Stravinsky Violin Concerto and Opus 19, the Dreamer. It's too bad the only full-length ballets are both Kudelka's. This season is kind of weak on the classical side. Madame Butterfly is not a full-length ballet. Last time they presented it with Serenade. I'm assuming they will add another short ballet to that program.
Posted 25 May 2004 - 05:04 PM
Alas, the casualties are Theme and Variations at Ballet on the Water and The Four Temperaments. So much for the Balanchine Centennial . Giselle is going in the place of Four T's and Desir in November. Desir has been moved to pair with Mme. Butterfly. Cinderella has been added in April and instead of trekking to Toronto we New Yorkers can trek out to BAM to see The Contract in May.
I'll go if Lamy is doing her part.
Any guesses as to who the Giselles are? I say Hodgkinson, Goh and Yu.
THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA'S
2004 / 2005 SEASON
ALTAMIRA BALLET BY THE WATER - Harbourfront Centre - CIBC Stage
Musings / there, below /
Dances from The Sleeping Beauty August 24 - 26, 2004
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA - Cal Performances at the University of California
Apollo/ there, below /The Four Seasons September 30 - October 3, 2004
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - The Detroit Opera House
The Firebird / The Four Seasons October 7 - 10, 2004
FALL 2004 - Hummingbird Centre
*Stravinsky Violin Concerto / Giselle November 17 - 21, 2004
The Contract (The Pied Piper) November 24 - 28, 2004
THE NUTCRACKER - Hummingbird Centre December 11 - 29, 2004
WINTER 2005 - Hummingbird Centre
Désir/ Madame Butterfly February 23 - 27, 2005
Les Sylphides / *Opus 19, The Dreamer / La Ronde March 2 - 6, 2005
OTTAWA -The National Arts Centre
Cinderella March 17 - 19, 2005
NEW YORK CITY -Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Contract (The Pied Piper) April 5, 7 - 9, 2005
CINDERELLA - Hummingbird Centre April 23 - 24, 2005
SPRING 2005 - Hummingbird Centre
**An Italian Straw Hat May 1, 11 - 15, 2005
Musings / The Four Temperaments / ***Etudes May 4 - 8, 2005
*Company Premiere ** World Premiere ***Revival
Subject to Change.
Posted 25 May 2004 - 06:17 PM
It's odd to see a full length classic like Giselle paired with a short ballet, but I'm not complaining! More bang for your ballet buck! I agree with Leigh's speculations about Giselles, except minus Xiao Nan Yu- I think by then she will be on her maternity leave. I saw her last week in Cruel World and her pregnancy is already quite visible. I saw Chan Hon Goh the last time they did Giselle (I think 2000), she was flawless. I'm guessing that Sonia Rodriguez will be given the role.
Nice to see Madame Butterfly paired with something. It's really too short of a ballet to stand alone.
Adding the performances of Cinderella is a smart move. I think they will sell a lot of tickets. The premiere created quite a buzz, but the run was very short and lots of people missed it. Next year those people will have to chance to see it, and I'm sure lots of people (myself included) will see it again.
Interesting to see The Contract has become "The Contract (The Pied Piper)". Maybe so when they go on tour, audiences will know right away the story that it was based on I guess...
Posted 26 May 2004 - 07:06 AM
Posted 26 May 2004 - 07:22 AM
What have you particularly enjoyed (or not!) this season?
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