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National Ballet of Canada 2020-21 season

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On Tour: London, UK

July 28 – August 1, 2020


San Francisco Ballet

November 11 — 15, 2020

Helgi Tomasson’s world-renowned San Francisco Ballet makes its Toronto debut this fall when it opens The National Ballet of Canada’s 2020/21 season. With this historic guest appearance, Toronto audiences will experience three acclaimed works from San Francisco Ballet’s recent repertoire, all from influential choreographers of today. 

Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes

by Justin Peck

Bound To

by Christopher Wheeldon

The Seasons

by Alexei Ratmansky



November 21 — 29, 2020

This season, Wayne McGregor, the multi-award winning choreographer of Chroma and Genus, joins forces with one of the world’s greatest living writers, Margaret Atwood, to create a thrilling new ballet triptych for The National Ballet of Canada. MADDADDAM is based on Atwood’s acclaimed novel trilogy, Oryx and Crake, The Year of the Flood, and MaddAddam. Themes of extinction and invention, hubris and humanity are spliced together with aspects of Atwood's activism and her deep connection to the Canadian landscape, past and present.


The Nutcracker

December 10, 2020 — January 2, 2021


On Tour: Ottawa

National Arts Centre

January 4 — 6, 2021


A Streetcar Named Desire

March 3 — 7, 2021


Swan Lake

March 13 — 20, 2021


Frame by Frame

March 24 — 28, 2021



June 5 — 12, 2021

Victoria turns the spotlight on a towering figure from Britain’s monarchical past, Queen Victoria, with fresh choreographic language from a rising star in contemporary narrative ballet, Cathy Marston. A first ever co-production with England’s Northern Ballet, Victoria presents the Queen through the eyes of her youngest child, closest confidante and posthumous editor of her personal journals, Princess Beatrice. The result is a sweeping production that weaves the mother/daughter relationship into the story of Queen Victoria’s long and glorious reign.


Balanchine & Tchaikovsky

June 18 — 24, 2021

George Balanchine set some of his most beautiful and compelling works to the music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, returning to the composer many times throughout his career. This programme revives three Balanchine ballets from The National Ballet of Canada repertoire set to Tchaikovsky, each a radiant visualization of music in movement. 



Diamonds - from Jewels

Edited by Xiaoyi

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I got an email less than an hour ago from the National Ballet, stating that they are cancelling the remaining performances of Romeo and Juliet as of tonight, but currently anticipate proceeding with their June season.   

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