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A co-presentation of New York City Center and The National Ballet of Canada

The National Ballet of Canada

Dance

Mar 30 – Apr 1, 2023

Tickets from $35

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About

Mar 30 – Apr 1, 2023
Thu & Fri | 7:30pm
Sat | 2 & 7:30pm

“Not only genius in its craftsmanship, but prophetic—a brilliant tragedy that defines a moment in history”
The Globe and Mail

One of the world’s premier ballet companies takes the City Center stage for the first time in 15 years, juxtaposing classical artistry with raw power in an evening of unforgettable performances featuring live music by The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra.

Leading the repertory is David Dawson’s Anima Animus, originally commissioned by the San Francisco Ballet. Brimming with restless, relentless choreography, it’s a ferocious interplay between light and dark that sets the dancers free to devour the space with abandon.

Kenneth MacMillan’s Concerto presents a classically inventive and virtuosic interpretation of Shostakovich that combines intimate pas de deux with grand corps de ballet compositions.

Closing the program is Angels’ Atlas by Canadian dance icon Crystal Pite: an astonishing piece for 36 performers that became an unwitting requiem for life as we knew it when it premiered to rapturous reviews in February 2020. Beneath an ethereal canopy of reflected morphing light (created by Jay Gower Taylor and Tom Visser from a unique analog system) the Company glides, heaves, and trembles to choral liturgies and pulsing rhythms alike.

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Programs

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Anima Animus (2018)
Choreography by David Dawson
Music by Ezio Bosso, Violin Concerto No. 1, Eso Concerto (2017)
Performed by The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra
Set Design by John Otto
Costume Design by Yumiko Takeshima
Lighting Design by James F. Ingalls

Concerto (1966)
Choreography by Kenneth MacMillan
Music by Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 (1957)
Performed by The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra
Costume Design by Jürgen Rose
Lighting Design by John B. Read

Angels’ Atlas (2020)
Choreography by Crystal Pite
Original Music by Owen Belton
Additional Music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom, Opus 41, No. 6: Cherubic Hymn; and Morten Lauridsen, O Magnum Mysterium
Reflective Light Backdrop Concept by Jay Gower Taylor
Reflective Light Backdrop Design by Jay Gower Taylor and Tom Visser
Lighting Design by Tom Visser
Costume Design by Nancy Bryant
Produced and commissioned by The National Ballet of Canada
A co-production of The National Ballet of Canada and Ballett Zürich

Cast and programming subject to change

Photo by Karolina Kuras

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Sponsors

Sponsors

Philanthropic support of Angels’ Atlas is generously provided by An Anonymous Donor, Rosamond Ivey, Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, The Producers Circle, The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada, and The Gail Hutchison Fund.

Leadership Support
Lynne and Richard Pasculano Fund for Programming and Education

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