Passion to Dance: The National Ballet of Canada
Passion to Dance is the story of the National Ballet of Canada -- the people who dreamt the company into existence, the determination needed to keep it afloat, the bumps on the road to its success, and above all, its passion for dance as a living, evolving art form.
From catch-as-catch-can beginnings -- borrowed quarters, tiny stages, enormous
dreams the National Ballet has emerged as one of North Americas foremost dance troupes. The company at sixty is a company of its time, engaged in creating challenging new work, yet committed to maintaining the classics of the past, favourites like Swan Lake, The Nutcracker,and The Sleeping Beauty.
One hundred and fifty photographs from the companys archives illustrate this definitive history, filled with eyewitness accounts, backstage glimpses, and fascinating detail. This is a record of one of Canadas boldest cultural experiments, a book to enjoy now and keep forever.
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