AGO Live: The National Ballet of Canada

October 22, 2020

October 23, 2020

Free event

Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto


Events Description

The uncertainty around COVID 19 sadly forced The National Ballet of Canada to cancel its 2020 Fall Season and perennial favourite, The Nutcracker. The company will now return to the Four Seasons Centre stage in March 2021 to perform Crystal Pite’s Angels Atlas, James Kudelka’s Cinderella and John Neumeier’s A Streetcar Named Desire and will present the world premiere of Swan Lake, directed and staged by Artistic Director Karen Kain in June 2021. Although the dancers will not grace the Four Seasons Centre stage this fall, the company will be unveiling new digital offerings and will explore unique small-scale performing opportunities.

Choreographer Kevin A. Ormsby will be creating a new work for The National Ballet of Canada that will premiere digitally as part of the Spotlight Series in November, 2020. The AGO will present an open rehearsal of this exciting new work offering a rare opportunity to witness the creative process of this acclaimed choreographer and the talented dancers of the National Ballet. This is the AGO’s second collaboration with the National Ballet, following the highly successful commission of Robert Binet’s The Dreamers Ever Leave You.

Free event


Date & Time:

Thursday – Friday, October 22 – 23, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

This is not a continuous performance, this is an open rehearsal. Audiences are invited to drop in, stand on socially distanced markers and watch the program. Limited seating for accessibility is available.

All programming is subject to change according to COVID.

Venue: Walker Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto

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