"Watch her" and "A Month in the Country"
The National Ballet of Canada
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts
February 26, 2014
By Denise Sum
Copyright © by Denise Sum 2014
Thanks to its British roots, and Alexander Grant's tenure as artistic director (1976-1983), the National Ballet of Canada is fortunate enough to have a number of Ashton ballets in its repertoire: "Les Rendezvous", "The Dream", "La Fille mal gardée", "Les Patineurs", "Monotones", and "Symphonic Variations". Ashton's brilliant drama, "A Month in the Country" premiered in Toronto in 1995, almost two decades after its world premiere in London. It was the first time the ballet had been performed by a company other than the Royal Ballet. Karen Kain danced Natalia as she approached her retirement.