The National Ballet of Canada
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
November 8, 2014
by Denise Sum
© 2014 by Denise Sum
The National Ballet of Canada opened its 2014-2015 season with a revival of Kenneth MacMillan’s “Manon”, which has not been seen in Toronto since its premiere in 1996. The revival coincided with the work's 40th anniversary. "Manon" provided an opportunity for a new generation of dancers to sink their teeth into this darkly complex dramatic work and hone their skills of interpretation. The company had the benefit of working with Patricia Ruanne, Karl Burnett and the original Des Grieux, Anthony Dowell, in preparing for these performances.
Sonia Rodriguez and Guillaume Côté in "Manon". Photo © Aleksandar Antonijevic.