"Genus", "Tarantella", "Self and Soul", "The Concert"
The National Ballet of Canada
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
March 29, 2017
by Denise Sum
Copyright © by Denise Sum 2017
The National Ballet of Canada presented a heterogenous mixed program featuring two ensemble pieces and two gala-style pas de deux. The centrepiece of the performance was the North American premiere of "Genus", created by Wayne McGregor for the Paris Opera Ballet a decade ago. A world away was Jerome Robbins' timelessly humorous "The Concert". Finally, George Balanchine's bravura "Tarantella" and Robert Binet's "Self and Soul" provided venues to showcase some of the company's up and coming talents.
Photo: Jurgita Dronina and Robert Stephen in "Genus". Photo by Aleksandar Antonijevic.