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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American Ballet Theatre Antic Spring April artistic director audience August Balanchine Ballet of Canada Bayaderka Betty Oliphant Canadian Capitol Theatre Carnaval Casse-Noisette Celia Franca choreographer Cinderella classical company’s Concerto Barocco Coppélia Corsaire Cranko dancers December Don Quixote Elite Syncopations Erik Bruhn February Fille mal gardée ﬁnally ﬁrst Four Temperaments Franca in conversation Gala Performance Giselle Grand Theatre Grant Strate H.S. Aud Hall Hummingbird Centre III/III inﬂuence James Kudelka January Jubilee Aud Judgment of Paris Karen Kain Kettentanz L’Apres-midi d’un Faune Le Corsaire Les Sylphides Lilac Garden March Memorial Aud Municipal Aud Music National Arts Centre National Ballet School National’s NBOC Archives November Nureyev Nutcracker O’Keefe Centre Offenbach Opera House OTTAWA Pas de Deux Patsalas Peasant pdd Pineapple Poll Princess Aurora production Rendez-vous repeated repertoire role Romeo and Juliet Royal Ballet September Serenade signiﬁcant Sleeping Beauty Sleeping Princess Solitaire Swan Lake Sylphides TORONTO tour Underworld Volkoff Winter Night