The National Ballet of Canada

Paz de la Jolla, Apollo, The Dream

January 2019

  1. Jan 31 2019


February 2019

  1. Feb 1 2019


  2. Feb 2 2019


Artists of the Ballet © Lydia Pawelak
“Simply put, Apollo is on a short list of the greatest ballets ever.” National Post

NAC Presentation

As a top international company, The National Ballet of Canada boasts an impressive repertoire of choreographic gems. Their NAC program will feature works by the illustrious George Balanchine and Sir Frederick Ashton, principal architects of 20th century classical ballet, and trailblazer Justin Peck. Apollo, one of Balanchine’s most famous collaborations with composer Igor Stravinsky, is a masterpiece of neo-classicism that changed the language of ballet forever. Paz de la Jolla is a joyous work by New York City Ballet dancer and resident choreographer Justin Peck and Ashton’s beguiling The Dream is a lyrical masterpiece based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Did you know: Paz de la Jolla was the subject matter of the 2014 feature-length documentary Ballet 422 by Jody Lee Lipes. 

The performances of the National Ballet of Canada at the National Art Centre are made possible with support from Jerry and Joan Lozinski.

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  • 8:00 PM

1 Feb

  • 8:00 PM

2 Feb

  • 8:00 PM

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video: Apollo | 2018 | The National Ballet of Canada
Apollo | 2018 | The National Ballet of Canada
Artists of the Ballet © Lydia Pawelak
Guillaume Côté, Xiao Nan Yu & Artists of the Ballet © Cylla von Tiedemann
Guillaume Côté © Cylla von Tiedemann
Artists of the Ballet © David Hou


  • Featuring The National Ballet of Canada
  • Featuring NAC Orchestra
  • Paz de la Jolla CHOREOGRAPHY Justin Peck STAGED BY Christian Tworzyanski MUSIC Bohuslav Martinů COSTUME DESIGN Reid Bartelme and Harriet Jung LIGHTING DESIGN Mark Stanley
  • Apollo CHOREOGRAPHY George Balanchine MUSIC Igor Stravinsky, Apollon Musagète LIGHTING DESIGN Robert Thomson
  • The Dream CHOREOGRAPHY Frederick Ashton MUSIC Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy OVERTURE AND INCIDENTAL ARRANGMENT John Lanchbery SCENERY AND COSTUME DESIGN David Walker LIGHTING DESIGN Thomas Saunders after The Royal Ballet design.