"Watershed", "Being and Nothingness (Part 1)", "Unearth", "...black night's bright day..."
The National Ballet of Canada
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
November 22, 2013
By Denise Sum
Copyright © by Denise Sum 2013
Karen Kain's commitment to promoting and creating opportunities for Canadian choreographers is one of her greatest strengths as an artistic director. She first presented an "Innovation" mixed program featuring works from up and coming Canadian dance makers in 2009. This year, she has done it again with a mixed program featuring 3 world premieres, alongside a new solo piece by Guillaume Côté. As with any new works, the results were variable. However, the important thing is that programs like this give choreographers an invaluable opportunity to experiment and hone their craft, while providing NBoC dancers with the excitement and inspiration that comes from having original works created on them.