The National Ballet of Canada is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year with a Western tour this fall, stopping for several days at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
From September 23rd to September 25th the National Ballet of Canada will present the following in Vancouver:
The Second Detail
Vancouver premiere: Iconoclast, provocateur, poet of the anti-ballet, William Forsythe has proven himself time and again a master of the deconstructivist mode, all the while forging a choreographic world utterly and distinctively his own.
Originally created for Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov in 1976 at a Gala Evening for the Library of Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.
The Man in Black
Company premiere: “Constructed from what appear to be simple movements and set to six covers sung by Johnny Cash, The Man in Black keeps the dancers in constant motion. It’s devoid of frills yet as stark and moving as Cash’s voice itself.” – Columbus Alive, 2010
Vancouver premiere: A riveting, dark-hued work that casts a swarming, scurrying group of dancers, insect-like, in an eerily subterranean universe, Crystal Pite’s Emergence explores the instinct for creating social forms through the movement and architecture of the choreography itself.
If you would like to attend the anniversary tour in Vancouver and catch all of these performances, here’s how you can enter to win tickets:
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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 8:00am on Tuesday, September 20, 2011. The winner will receive two tickets to the performance September 24, 2011.
Update The winner is Cara!