Serenade & Soul & Angels’ Atlas
The National Ballet of Canada returns to live performances in the 2021/22 season, opening with George Balanchine’s Serenade, followed by a video interlude of Soul by Jera Wolfe and concludes with Crystal Pite’s Angels’ Atlas.
Created in 1934, Serenade was Balanchine’s first original ballet created in the US. One of his most iconic works, Serenade is set to Tchaikovsky’s mournful Serenade for Strings, Op. 48.
In lieu of an intermission, the National Ballet will screen Soul, a beautiful work exploring the insular beauty of personal relationships, created for film by Canadian choreographer Wolfe for the company’s virtual season in 2020/21.
Dora Award-winning Angels’ Atlas, created by internationally acclaimed choreographer Pite for the National Ballet in 2020, explores the impermanence of existence and received rapturous reviews when it premiered. Set against a morphing wall of light, Angels’ Atlas features original music by Owen Belton and choral pieces by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Morten Lauridsen.
November 11 at 7:30 pm
November 12 at 7:30 pm
November 13 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
November 14 at 2:00 pm
November 17 at 7:30 pm
November 18 at 2:00 pm
November 20 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
November 21 at 2:00 pm
November 26 at 7:30 pm
November 27 at 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm