International Companies Touring Toronto
Posted 23 February 2003 - 05:40 PM
Posted 24 February 2003 - 09:50 AM
Posted 06 March 2003 - 08:06 PM
Alvin Ailey will be participating for the first time, as well the National Ballet of Cuba. From ABT, Herman Cornejo. There'll be a fabulous flamenco dancer (whose name escapes me). Gudanov (Bolshoi) will return with, I believe, Nina Kaptzova. And of course, Lucia and Cyril!
The reasons Toronto hasn't been a stopping point for international companies on tour are probably more than a little political as well as practical. Toronto does not have a large enough ballet audience at this time, for one thing.
Another good question (that many of us have opinionated responses to) is: why doesn't the National Ballet tour like it used to? Its costly trip to New York a couple of summers ago didn't even manage to fill half of City Center's seats.
Some of the recently promoted dancers at the National wouldn't make it out of the corps in a world-class company.
Posted 03 December 2005 - 04:30 PM
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