“Now in her early 60s, the ethereal dancer’s transcendent artistry has never burned more brightly… Her magical performance only left one hungry for more.” Holly Harris, Winnipeg Free Press, 2017
- ≈ 1 hour 38 minutes · With intermission
As the curtain rises, and you hear the choir’s first notes of Claudio Monteverdi’s Baroque masterpiece Vespers, 1610, you will be mesmerized by this new full-length ballet. Renowned choreographer James Kudelka creates a mythology-infused world reminiscent of a gilded Renaissance tapestry, where dancers in larger-than-life masks explore humankind’s relationship with the natural and spiritual worlds. Vespers features the legendary prima ballerina Evelyn Hart, gracefully captivating the audience as Everywoman, a central role created just for her.
Did you know: Including Vespers, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet has commissioned 18 full length ballets in the last 20 years.