NBoC Announces 2008-2009 Season+ Jennifer Fournier retires after 22 years w/ NBoC
Posted 11 February 2008 - 12:06 PM
Karen Kain has announced the 2008-2009 Season.
(Check out the website for some beautiful new performance and rehearsal photos for the 2008-2009 repertoire).
In the Upper Room & Symphony in C
The Seagull (Neumeier)
3 world premieres by Sabrina Matthews, Peter Quanz, and Crystal Pite (no details about music, titles, etc.)
Romeo and Juliet (Cranko)
+ Erik Bruhn Prize
Carmen (Davide Bombana) & Skin Divers (Dominique Dumais)
+ Romeo and Juliet in Ottawa April 2009
There's a *lot* a new works in there! Symphony in C was just done last year, but always enjoyable! It seems that "Giselle" and "R&J" will anchor the season in terms of ticket sales. I'm not very familiar with Davide Bombana's work, so I will have to look more into that. I'm already looking forward to the Bruhn Prize. It's always such a treat!
It was also just announced that principal dancer Jennifer Fournier will retire at the end of the 2007-2008 season in June. The press release is here. It will be nice to see her in Cinderella this spring one last time (she created the role of one of the stepsisters). She will be missed!
Posted 05 March 2008 - 08:01 PM
(This information is from a video of the press release here.)
Posted 05 March 2008 - 09:46 PM
Posted 13 June 2008 - 09:19 AM
I remember Fournier from performances in Apollo and Tzigane with Suzanne Farrell Ballet, and I imagine she'll be lovely and fascinating in this piece. Whoever is able to see one of these performances, I hope you'll post!
The dramatic dancer loved the way Fournier approached her art. She passed on precious secrets -- plus a red fox fur.
"Now, how sweet was that? Everybody told me she was a wild child.
"To me, she was calm and gracious, someone who really looked at me and saw me as I am. That just mattered so much."
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