2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump

Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

The Handmaid's Tale

2022-10-27 20:00 2022-10-29 22:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30549

In-person event

Featuring the NAC Orchestra A bold retelling of Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel The Handmaid’s Tale brought to life as a contemporary ballet by choreographer Lila York. A dystopian tale set in a futuristic society that erases human rights—particularly women’s rights— the work tells the story of Offred, the “scarlet handmaid” (concubine) of the Commander, master of a hierarchical and theocratic dictatorship....

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
October 27 - 29, 2022
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2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
Dance Ballet with Orchestra
“Lila York’s choreography has a life and quality of movement that holds your eye and your attention. The Handmaids’ footwork and body lines make such striking pictures, there are few choreographers whose ballets stand out in the same way for me. What I love about this most though is that anyone can enjoy this production!” Jessica Storoschuk, An Historian About Town
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 2 hours · With intermission
  • Mature themes
  • Flashing lights
  • Smoke machine
  • Haze

Featuring the NAC Orchestra

A bold retelling of Canadian author Margaret Atwood’s award-winning novel The Handmaid’s Tale brought to life as a contemporary ballet by choreographer Lila York. A dystopian tale set in a futuristic society that erases human rights—particularly women’s rights— the work tells the story of Offred, the “scarlet handmaid” (concubine) of the Commander, master of a hierarchical and theocratic dictatorship.

This dark, edgy dance drama —performed on pointe —is a tour de force by the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Everything about this ballet is entrancing: the dancers’ extraordinary athleticism, impressive costumes by Liz Vandal, ingenious sets, and the stirring music of James MacMillan and Arvo Pärt amongst others. Atwood’s penetrating message, more timely and relevant than ever, shines through in York’s finely honed world.

Returning to Southam Hall after its enthusiastic reception in 2015, this ambitious production is stronger than ever, reworked and refined. A powerful emotional experience!

video: The Handmaid’s Tale by Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
The Handmaid’s Tale by Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
2018 The Handmaid’s Tale © Daniel Crump
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