The Winter's Tale, The National Ballet of Canada

The Winter’s Tale
Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, USA
July 28-31, 2016 (performance run in Canada in 2015)

“Following the stunning international success of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, the renowned British choreographer Christopher Wheeldon returns with a ballet every bit as lavishly imagined, boldly expressed and consummately entertaining as the earlier work. Turning again to a classic work of English literature for inspiration, Mr. Wheeldon has adapted The Winter’s Tale, Shakespeare’s late romance that combines elements of fairy-tale, comedy, tragedy and fantasy, all of which the ballet embraces with the same inventive staging, astute characterization and precise emotional register for which the choreographer is so admired.” –description from the National Ballet website

The National Ballet of Canada
Choreographer: Christopher Wheeldon
Staged by: Jacquelin Barrett and Anna Délicia Trévien
Scenario: Christopher Wheeldon and Joby Talbot
Music: Joby Talbot
Designs: Bob Crowley
Lighting Design: Natasha Katz
Projection Design: Daniel Brodie
Silk Effects Design: Basil Twist
A co-production between The National Ballet of Canada and The Royal Ballet (UK)

Piotr Stanczyk (July 28, 30 at 8:00 pm)
Evan McKie (July 29 at 8:00 pm)
Guillaume Côté* (July 30 at 2:00 pm)
McGee Maddox (July 31 at 2:00 pm)

Hannah Fischer (July 28, 30 at 8:00 pm)
Jurgita Dronina (July 29 at 8:00 pm)
Sonia Rodriguez* (July 30 at 2:00 pm)
Heather Ogden (July 31 at 2:00 pm)

Jillian Vanstone (July 28, 30 at 8:00 pm)
Elena Lobsanova (July 29 at 8:00 pm, 31 at 2:00 pm)
Rui Huang (July 30 at 2:00 pm)

Naoya Ebe (July 28, 30 at 8:00 pm)
Francesco Gabriele Frola (July 29 at 8:00 pm, 31 at 2:00 pm)
Skylar Campbell (July 30 at 2:00 pm)

Harrison James (July 28, 30 at 8:00 pm)
Brendan Saye (July 29 at 8:00 pm, 31 at 2:00 pm)
Félix Paquet (July 30 at 2:00 pm)

Xiao Nan Yu (July 28, 30 at 8:00 pm)
Svetlana Lunkina (July 29 at 8:00pm, 30 at 2:00 pm)
Tanya Howard (July 31 at 2:00 pm)

Funding and Support:
Generously supported by The Monument Trust

Lead philanthropic support provided in part by The Catherine and Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Richard M. Ivey, C.C., an anonymous friend of the National Ballet and The Producers’ Circle.

The Producers’ Circle: Mark & Gail Appel, John & Claudine Bailey, Inger Bartlett & Marshal Stearns, David Binet, Susanne Boyce & Brendan Mullen, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, Kevin & Roger Garland, The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Rosamond Ivey, Hal Jackman Foundation, Anna McCowan-Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals & Peter Irwin, Judith & RobertLawrie, Mona & Harvey Levenstein, Joan & Jerry Lozinski, The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M., Lynda & Jonas Prince, Susan Scace & Arthur Scace, C.M., Q.C., Sandra Simpson and Noreen Taylor, C.M. & David Staines, O.C.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the generous support of The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C.

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