NAC Dance

Karen Kain, Artistic Director, The National Ballet of Canada (3/4)

20 October 2009 28:31

In this third of four podcasts with Karen Kain, the NAC's Cathy Levy and Gerald Morris talk to former prima ballerina Kain about the launch of her international career in Moscow in 1973 and her glorious years with partner Frank Augustyn. Karen Kain shares her memories of Rudolf Nureyev's decade with The National Ballet of Canada and the company's association with Mikhail Baryshnikov -- and her pivotal role in his 1974 defection to the West. She also discusses the restaging and refurbishment of the company's lavish production of The Sleeping Beauty.