A few months before the premiere of his version of Giselle choreographed for Vancouver’s Ballet BC, José Navas is preparing to create a half-hour work for the prestigious National Ballet of Canada. Founded in Toronto in 1951, the NBoC is the country’s largest ballet company, with a team of 70 dancers. Traditionally dedicated to classical repertoire, it has displayed increasing openness to contemporary works under the artistic direction of Karen Kain. In the context of the program Innovation, which presents brand-new work that is 100 per cent Canadian, Compagnie Flak’s choreographer will share a program with the renowned James Kudelka and the young artist Robert Binet. In Toronto, November 22–28, 2013, accompanied by the NBoC’s orchestra.
For more details, please refer to the NBoC’s press release.
Selected press coverage
Some things old and some things new: The best of the new National Ballet season
Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail, February 12, 2013
James Kudelka returns as Karen Kain unveils new National Ballet season; Innovation returns to the ballet
Kate Taylor & Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail, February 12, 2013
National Ballet of Canada announces 2013/14 season
Tim Alamenciak, Toronto Star, February 12, 2013
National Ballet commissions new all-Canadian work
CBC News, February 12, 2013