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Free Outdoor Performances Announced At Harbourfront Centre, August 16-20

The programme will include excerpts from Chroma by Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon’s After the Rain, a pas de deux from Swan Lake and more.

Free Outdoor Performances Announced At Harbourfront Centre, August 16-20

Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced programming for Sharing the Stage at Harbourfront Centre which includes free outdoor performances on the Concert Stage, dance classes and interactive conversations.

"There is an intentional connectivity in the programming of The National Ballet of Canada's Sharing the Stage repertoire this August. These works represent both a breadth and a balance of choreographic voices, made manifest by the National Ballet's artists and by the guest companies that I am honoured to have joining us. We are thrilled to partner with Harbourfront Centre on this initiative. There will be something for everyone, all to be experienced in a unique outdoor setting," said Muir.

The National Ballet will present five outdoor performances on the Concert Stage, August 16 - 20, 2022. Muir and Robert Binet, Curator and Producer, CreativAction and Special Initiatives, have curated two programmes featuring the National Ballet and four guest companies. The programme will include excerpts from Chroma by Wayne McGregor, Christopher Wheeldon's After the Rain, a pas de deux from Swan Lake, directed and staged by Karen Kain as well as new CreativAction Micro-Commissions from Natasha Powell and Ethan Colangelo and new works from guest companies Holla Jazz, Rock Bottom Movement, Samantha Sutherland and Tanveer Alam. Live music will be performed by The National Ballet of Canada Orchestra and guest musicians.

Performances are free and general admission and are on a first come, first served basis.

Programme A, August 16, 19, 20 at 8:00 pm

Chroma Excerpt 1 and 2 Performed by the National Ballet
Margarita Excerpt Performed by Holla Jazz
4 for 5 by Natasha Powell Performed by the National Ballet
Swan Lake Pas de Deux Performed by the National Ballet
Haazri Performed by Tanveer Alam
After the Rain Performed by the National Ballet

Programme B, August 17, 18 at 8:00 pm
Chroma Excerpt 1 and 2 Performed by the National Ballet
as seen from before by Ethan Colangelo Performed by the National Ballet
kaqwiⱡȼi Performed by Samantha Sutherland
Swan Lake Pas de Deux Performed by the National Ballet
DINO Performed by Rock Bottom Movement

More on the Programmes >

The National Ballet of Canada hosts Show + Tell at Harbourfront Centre's Concert Stage, an opportunity to hear directly from dance artists about how they work and create. Meredith Webster, who will stage Alonzo King's The Collective Agreement presented in the Fall Season, along with guest companies Holla Jazz, Rock Bottom Movement, Samantha Sutherland and Tanveer Alam will host interactive conversations that provide a window into their creative process and dance form, sharing excerpts of their choreography.

Show + Tell takes place on the Concert Stage before every Sharing the Stage performance starting at 7:00 pm. Free and general admission.

Show + Tell Schedule >

The company is offering free dance classes taught by local artists at Harbourfront Centre's Stage-in-the-Park from 6:00 pm on each day of Sharing the Stage. All classes are drop-in and vary from tap to Kathak and Jazz to contemporary dance.

Dance With Us Schedule >

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