Crystal Pite to Create New Work for 2019/20 National Ballet Season

28 février 2018... Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced that following several years of planning, she has commissioned acclaimed Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite to create a new work on the company. The ballet will make its world premiere in the 2019/20 season with further details announced at a later date.

Ms. Kain first commissioned Ms. Pite in 2009 to create a new work for Innovation, a programme featuring three world premieres by Canadian choreographers. Ms. Pite’s creation Emergence went on to win four Dora Mavor Moore Awards and has become a favourite with National Ballet audiences.

Crystal is an important voice and I greatly admire her work. I am so pleased to have secured this new commission from her,” said Ms. Kain. “Ever since she created her outstanding Emergence for the National Ballet in 2009, Crystal has been in such high demand around the world. I have wanted her to create another work for us for many years and it is now coming to fruition. I am so excited that the dancers of the National Ballet get to collaborate once more with this brilliant artist and I can’t wait to see what she creates.”

Emergence returns as part of Made in Canada, a programme that features The Four Seasons by James Kudelka and The Dreamers Ever Leave You by Robert Binet. Made in Canada opens the Winter Season on 28 février and runs to 4 mars, 2018 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Lead philanthropic support for The Dreamers Ever Leave You is provided by The Volunteer Committee of The National Ballet of Canada and The Producers’ Circle.

Le Cercle des producteurs : Gail et Mark Appel, John et Claudine Bailey, Inger Bartlett et Marshal Stearns, Susanne Boyce et Brendan Mullen, Gail Drummond et Bob Dorrance, la Thor E. and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation, Sandra Faire et Ivan Fecan, Kevin et Roger Garland, Emmanuelle Gattuso, C.M. et Allan Slaight, C.M., Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Rosamond Ivey, la Hal Jackman Foundation, Anna McCowan-Johnson et Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals et Peter Irwin, Judith et Robert Lawrie, Mona et Harvey Levenstein, Jerry et Joan Lozinski, l’honorable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado et Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lynda et Jonas Prince, Susan Scace et Arthur Scace, C.M., Q.C., Gerald Sheff et Shanitha Kachan, Sandra Simpson et Noreen Taylor, C.M. et David Staines, C.M., O. Ont.

Les quatre saisons est un cadeau du Comité bénévole, Le Ballet national du Canada.

Émergence est appuyé généreusement par Gail Hutchison.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada – Department of Canadian Heritage, through the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage; and the Government of Ontario through The Honourable Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

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