“Simply put, Apollo is on a short list of the greatest ballets ever.” National Post
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.