The Canada All Star Ballet Gala, an international production celebrating masterpieces of classical ballet to be held on February 11 2017 at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.
Featuring a star studded cast from the world’s elite ballet companies and organized by a team of globally recognized curators, this unique ballet event is the most ambitious tribute to the art form to date in Canada. Capturing five classical ballet signature styles—French, Danish, Russian, English and American, this carefully designed two hour program showcases the most visually and technically dazzling selections from cannons of 19th and 20th century classical ballets. This special evening highlights the inimitable beauty of the choreography, musical arrangements and narrates that have enchanted audiences over the last two centuries.
The selections are performed by more than a dozen of ballet’s superstars the current standard bearers of virtuosity who have honed their skills and danced on the most prestigious stages worldwide—National Ballet of Canada, Royal Ballet of London, Paris Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theater, the Bolshoi, Rome Opera Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. The Canada All Star Gala is a grand scale project aiming to enlighten audiences from ballet novice to dance professional and performing arts aficionados. The organizers have previously produced Galas in Moscow, Paris and New York. This landmark Canadian event spotlights the National Ballet of Canada, whose artistic vision and technical mastery have in recent years placed the company on par with the world’s top theatres.
The Canada All Star Gala looks ahead by providing a new generation of audience members the chance to witness a unique collaboration, illuminating the diverse interpretations of classical ballet. In the audience, there will be a group of Syrian families who have recently arrived to Canada; for many of these children, the Gala will be the first exposure to classical ballet. Exhibited in the lobby, there will be a series of original art work, created by children ages 6-13, depicting scenes from classically inspired repertoire. These beautiful paintings and sketches will provide an opportunity to share and integrate art in many ways.
We are proud to introduce
Artists – Ballet Stars invited to participate in “The Canada All Star Ballet Gala:
Eleonora Abbagnato - Paris Opera Ballet & Rome Opera Ballet;
Audric Bezard - Paris Opera Ballet;
Isabella Boylston - American Ballet Theatre, New York;
Lauren Cuthbertson - Royal Ballet, London;
Jurgita Dronina - National Ballet of Canada (former Royal Swedish Ballet & Dutch National Ballet);
Hannah Fischer - National Ballet of Canada;
Mathilde Froustey - San Francisco Ballet (former Paris Opera Ballet);
Francesco Gabriele Frola - National Ballet of Canada;
Harrison James - National Ballet of Canada;
Carlo Di Lanno - San Francisco Ballet;
Alban Lendorf - American Ballet Theatre & Royal Danish Ballet;
Svetlana Lunkina - National Ballet of Canada (former Bolshoi Ballet);
Evan McKie - National Ballet of Canada (former Stuttgart Ballet);
Ruslan Skvortsov - Bolshoi Ballet, Russia;
Cory Stearns - American Ballet Theatre, New York;
Jillian Vanstone - National Ballet of Canada.
You may buy tickets at http://www.sonycentre.ca/calendar-event-details/?id=291
Prices ranging from 65$ to 175$ depending on the seats.
The Canada All Star Ballet Gala, an international production celebrating masterpieces of classical ballet to be held on February 11 2017.
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