Russian choreographer Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet, commissioned by the National Ballet, also will return to Toronto in March 2013. The new production replaced the 1960s-era version of Shakespeare's romantic tragedy choreographed by John Cranko, which was a long-standing favourite in the company's repertoire. The troupe will also take the production to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa in January 2013.
The National Post
Debuting in Toronto for the first time this year will be The Man in Black, a piece set to the work of Johnny Cash helmed by former NBoC artistic director James Kudelka. Other additions include an expanded production of Carmen by Davide Bombana, and the company premiere of Nijinsky by John Neumeier, which opens the company’s 2013 winter season.
The Toronto Star
Nijinsky, by Milwaukee-born choreographer John Neumeier, opens the National Ballet’s 2013 winter season. It was originally made in 2000 for Hamburg Ballet, the German troupe Neumeier has long directed, to mark the 50th anniversary its subject’s death.