World Premiere par Crystal Pite

Angels’ Atlas

with Chroma &
Marguerite and

29 février – 7 mars 2020

World Premiere par Crystal Pite

Angels’ Atlas

with Chroma &
Marguerite and

29 février – 7 mars 2020

À propos des ballets

Durée : 2 hours and 10 minutes with two 20-minute intermissions

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Angels’ Atlas Overview

Crystal Pite, the Olivier Award-winning choreographer of Emergence creates a brand new work for The National Ballet of Canada. Angels' Atlas, the highly anticipated world premiere comes as Pite gains international acclaim for riveting work that is both aesthetically inventive and deeply human. Often manipulating large groups of dancers, she is fascinated not only with pattern and space but also with the emotional register of the body and the stories that it holds.

Angels’ Atlas Trailer

Angels' Atlas: A Note From Cystal Pite

Five Things about Crystal Pite

Angels’ Atlas Voir la galerie

Le créateur

A former dancer with Ballet BC and Ballett Frankfurt under William Forsythe, Crystal Pite is now a leading contemporary choreographer. She is Associate Choreographer of Nederlands Dans Theater, Associate Dance Artist of Canada’s National Arts Centre and Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London. Her company, Kidd Pivot, performs her original creations around the world.

Read Crystal Pite: More than Movement


Plus de vidéos

Crystal Pite: Dans le studio

5 Things About Crystal Pite


“Human yearning is evoked powerfully onstage… Crystal Pite has a gift for bringing out the very best in dancers.” — Toronto Star

“A glimpse into the infinite... Angels’ Atlas explores the human condition to rapturous choral music and ingenious lighting design.” — The Globe and Mail 

“Pite has created another masterpiece.” — Ludwig van Toronto

Chroma Overview

The National Ballet of Canada first performed Chroma in 2010 to rapturous response, giving Toronto audiences an unforgettable introduction to Wayne McGregor’s visceral choreography. McGregor’s fascination with the body is front and centre in Chroma, where it assumes a level of architectural beauty against the enormous white space of the stage. Fusing John Pawson’s minimalist sets with startling physicality and an electronic score from Joby Talbot, Chroma is a multi-layered adventure in contemporary dance, thought and design.


Five Things about Chroma

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Le créateur

Le chorégraphe anglais Wayne McGregor a acquis une reconnaissance internationale pour son approche cinétique et interdisciplinaire de la danse. Il est directeur artistique de Wayne McGregor | Random Dance, Artistic Associate at Sadler's Wells Theatre and since 2006, Resident Choreographer at The Royal Ballet – the first contemporary choreographer ever to hold this position.

Read Chroma – Inside the Ballet

Le compositeur

English composer Joby Talbot has written widely for opera and dance. His collaborations include Wayne McGregor’s Chroma and Entity, and Christopher Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale, both co-productions between The Royal Ballet and The National Ballet of Canada.


Chroma is a dazzling example of cutting-edge, pushed-to-the-extreme ballet.” —The Toronto Star

Chroma clearly ranks among the greatest classics of contemporary ballet.” —The Globe and Mail

“Muscular poetry that socks you in the gut” —The Hamilton Spectator

Marguerite and Armand Overview

Sir Frederick Ashton’s Marguerite and Armand is as much a story about ballet as it is about Marguerite, the dying courtesan, and her lover Armand. Ashton created it in 1963 to showcase the legendary dance partnership of Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Nureyev and it has been associated with them ever since. After 30 years with The National Ballet of Canada, Greta Hodgkinson will mark her retirement as Principal Dancer performing this storied ballet.


Dying from tuberculosis, Marguerite Gautier, a Parisian courtesan, reminisces on her love affair with the young man Armand. In a series of dreamlike flashbacks, she remembers falling in love with Armand and then abandoning him against her will, at the request of his father, who disapproves of the relationship. When Armand’s father reveals the true cause of their separation, Armand returns to Marguerite’s bedside where she dies in his arms.

Marguerite et Armand Voir la galerie

Five Things about Marguerite and Armand

5 Things About Marguerite and Armand

Le créateur

Sir Frederick Ashton studied in England with the great dancers Léonide Massine and Marie Rambert. His distinct style has been preserved in his repertoire of cherished ballets, including A Month in the Country and La Fille mal gardée. He was knighted in 1962, made a Companion of Honour in 1970 and received the Order of Merit in 1977.

Le compositeur

Hungarian composer Franz Liszt was a virtuoso pianist of the Romantic period and he created an extensive repertoire of works for solo piano. He was also an acclaimed conductor, arranger, organist and writer as well as a notable humanitarian and philanthropist.

Plus de vidéos

Greta Hodgkinson: A Life of Dance


“Lush Romanticism” —The New York Times

“The final pas de deux, as Marguerite lies dying in Armand's arms, is among the most moving in Ashton’s ballets.” —What's Onstage

Répartition des rôles

Angels’ Atlas

Heather Ogden and Harrison James or Svetlana Lunkina and Ben Rudisin
Jordana Daumec and Spencer Hack or Chelsy Meiss and Brent Parolin
Spencer Hack and Donald Thom

Hannah Fischer
Hannah Galway
Siphesihle November
Jack Bertinshaw, Skylar Campbell, Joe Chapman, Jimmy Coleman, Trygve Cumpston, Brenna Flaherty, Christopher Gerty, Selene Guerrero-Trujillo, Jeanine HallerKathryn Hosier, Tanya Howard, Tirion Law, Chelsy Meiss, Larkin Miller, Tiffany Mosher, Noah Parets, Brent Parolin, Genevieve Penn-Nabity, Tina Pereira, Meghan PughTeagan Richman-Taylor, Kota Sato, Calley Skalnik, Alexander Skinner, Nan WangTene Ward, Ethan Watts, Isaac Wright
Understudies: Clare Peterson, Peng-Fei Jiang, Jennifer Watembach

Skylar Campbell, Christopher Gerty, Tanya Howard, Svetlana Lunkina, Brent Parolin, Siphesihle November, Heather Ogden, Tina Pereira, Brendan Saye, Alexander Skinner
(29 février at 19:30, 4 mars, 6, 7 at 19:30)
Jordana Daumec, Naoya Ebe, Spencer Hack, Koto Ishihara, Elena Lobsanova, Chelsy Meiss, Noah Parets, Brent Parolin, Ben Rudisin, Kota Sato
(1 mars, 5, 7 at 14:00, 5 mars at 19:30)

Marguerite et Armand

Greta Hodgkinson (29 février, 4 mars, 5, 6, 7 at 19:30/1 mars at 14:00) 
Sonia Rodriguez (5 mars, 7 at 14:00) 

Guillaume Côté (29 février, 4 mars, 5, 7 at 19:30)
Francesco Gabriele Frola (1 mars, 5, 7 at 14:00)
Harrison James (6 mars à 19:30 h)

Toute distribution artistique peut être modifiée.

Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson will bid farewell with Marguerite and Armand after a brilliant career that spanned 30 years with The National Ballet of Canada. She will perform the lead role of Marguerite for all evening performances. The company will honour Ms. Hodgkinson at the Saturday, 7 mars evening performance.


Angels’ Atlas World Premiere

Chorégraphie :
Crystal Pite

Musique originale :
Owen Belton

Additional Music:
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Morten Lauridsen

Reflective Light Backdrop Concept:
Jay Gower Taylor

Reflective Light Backdrop Design:
Jay Gower Taylor and Tom Visser

Conception de l’éclairage :
Tom Visser

Conception des costumes :
Nancy Bryant

Adjointe au chorégraphe :
Spencer Dickhaus

Réalisé et commandé par Le Ballet national du Canada.

A co-production of The National Ballet of Canada and Ballett Zürich.

Philanthropic support for 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.

Le Cercle des producteurs : Gail & Mark Appel, John et Claudine Bailey, Inger Bartlett & Marshal Stearns, Laura Dinner & Richard Rooney, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, The Thor E. and Nicole Eaton Family Charitable Foundation, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin Garland & Roger Garland, C.M., Ira Gluskin et Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Anna McCowan Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals et Peter Irwin, Mona et Harvey Levenstein, Jerry & Joan Lozinski, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra et Jim Pitblado, C.M., The Harry & Lillian Seymour Family Foundation, Gerald Sheff et Shanitha Kachan et The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.


Chorégraphie :
Wayne McGregor

Mise en scène par :
Odette Hughes

Musique :
Joby Talbot and Jack White, The White Stripes

Conception de la scène :
John Pawson

Conception des costumes :
Moritz Junge

Conception de l’éclairage :
Lucy Carter

Chroma is produced in association with The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London.

Marguerite and Armand Company Premiere

Chorégraphie :
Frederick Ashton 

Staged by:
Grant Coyle

Musique :
Franz Liszt

Arrangement musical par :
Dudley Simpson

Conception de la scène et des costumes :
Cecil Beaton

Original Lighting Design:
John B. Read

Crédits vidéo : Crystal Pite: Dans le studio

Comprend : Crystal Pite, Skylar Campbell, Heather Ogden, Jordana Daumec, Hannah Fischer, Chelsy Meiss, Donald Thom, Christopher Gerty, Spencer Hack. Jeannine Haller, Kathryn Hosier, Siphesihle November, Kota Sato, Trygve Cumpston, Brenna Flaherty, Peng-Fei Jiang, Larkin Miller, Noah Parets, Meghan Pugh, Alexander Skinner, Nan Wang, Isaac Wright, Artists of the Ballet

Crédits vidéo : 5 Things About Marguerite and Armand

Comprend : Greta Hodgkinson, Guillaume Côté. Music provided courtesy of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.


Les musiciens ont été enregistrés avec l’autorisation de la Toronto Musicians’ Association, de Local 149 et de l’American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.

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