Thu, August 17 12:00am

Sharing The Stage – Day 1

The National Ballet of Canada

6pm | 7:15pm | 8pm

Join us for a mixed programme featuring The National Ballet of Canada and three guest companies, a workshop with Kate Kernaghan and Show + Tell with Compañía Carmen Romero.

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Thu, August 17 12:00am

Sharing The Stage – Day 1

The National Ballet of Canada

6pm | 7:15pm | 8pm

Join us for a mixed programme featuring The National Ballet of Canada and three guest companies, a workshop with Kate Kernaghan and Show + Tell with Compañía Carmen Romero.

 
National Ballet day 1

Genevieve Penn Nabity at Sharing the Stage. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

About

The National Ballet of Canada returns to Harbourfront Centre in August with Sharing the Stage, free outdoor performances on the Concert Stage as well as free dance classes and interactive conversations. 

New This Year: 

Reserved general admission seating is now sold out. An in-person Rush line with a limited number of Rush seats will be open as of 6:30 pm on the day of each performance. All reserved seats not claimed by 7:15 pm will be promptly released to the Rush line.

6 – 6:45pm, Dance With Us

Beginner Ballet with Kate Kernaghan
Director of The National Ballet of Canada’s In Studio Programme

Stage in the Park

A graduate of Canada’s National Ballet School’s Teacher Training Program, Kate Kernaghan received her Royal Academy of Dance Teacher’s Certificate, as well as her Associate from the Imperial Society of Teacher’s of Dancing. She is also a Fletcher Pilates Licensed provider, a CanFit Pro Personal Trainer, and most recently completed her 200 hour Teacher Training with Power Yoga Canada. Having had former students go onto Canada’s National Ballet School, The Ailey School, the School of Alberta Ballet and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School, Kate’s dedication to teaching and to her students never goes unnoticed. Kate brings a wealth of teaching experience to the dance and fitness community and leads each class with positivity, dynamic energy and care for her students. 

7:15 – 7:45pm, Show + Tell

Compañía Carmen Romero 

Concert Stage

Carmen Romero is an award-winning flamenco dance artist whose experience in performance, education, production and adjudication affirms her position in the national and international dance scene. Known for her choreographic story-telling style, Carmen explores concepts in a manner that gives audiences a visceral experience. Carmen has worked with the National Arts Centre, Canadian Stage, collaborated with Dusk Dances on Nuestro Leyenda, a film by award-winning filmmaker William Yong, and with the Aga Khan Museum on Porque/Why?, a collaboration between Carmen, flamenco dancer Emilio Ochando and pianist Miriam Mendéz. In 2021, Carmen created Vida for The National Ballet of Canada’s RBC Apprentices, which was performed in 2022 at the Aga Khan Museum Duende Flamenco Festival. She has received many accolades including a Dora Mavor Moore Nomination in 2003 for Best Choreography, Chalmers Award for the K. M. Hunter Artist Award and a nomination for the Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Dance. Carmen has also coached Shakira for her 2010 Sale el Sol world tour as well as in 2000. 

A reservation is required for this event. You will remain in the same seat for the next portion of the evening, Outdoor Performances.

8pm, Outdoor Performances by The National Ballet of Canada With Guest Companies

Concert Stage

The National Ballet of Canada will present three repeated outdoor performances on the Concert Stage, August 17 – 19. Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director, and Robert Binet, Curator and Producer, CreativAction and Special Initiatives, have curated a programme that features the National Ballet of Canada and three guest companies.

Alleged Dances Excerpt by Rena Butler, Performed by The National Ballet of Canada

Waves | Vagues, Performed by Lua Shayenne Dance Company   

payɛʔot by Cameron Fraser-Monroe, Performed by The National Ballet of Canada

Vida, Performed by Compañía Carmen Romero, The National Ballet of Canada and RBC Apprentices

Concerto Pas de Deux by Kenneth MacMillan, Performed by The National Ballet of Canada

KID SISTER Performed by Rock Bottom Movement  

Ever New by Robert Binet, Performed by The National Ballet of Canada and RBC Apprentices 

A reservation is required for this event, continuing from the previous Show + Tell.

Credits

Alleged Dances

Choreography Rena Butler Costume Design Hogan McLaughlin Lighting Design Jeff Logue 

Music
John Adams, John’s Book of Alleged Dances (1994) 
By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, INC., publisher and copyright owner 

Produced and commissioned by The National Ballet of Canada.

Lead philanthropic support for Alleged Dances is provided by an Anonymous Donor, with additional support provided by The Producers’ Circle.

The Producers’ Circle

The Producers’ Circle (2023): Gail & Mark Appel, John & Claudine Bailey, Inger Bartlett & Marshal Stearns, Laura Dinner & Richard Rooney, Gail Drummond & Bob Dorrance, Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin, The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation, Anna McCowan-Johnson & Donald K. Johnson, O.C., Judy Korthals & Peter Irwin, Mona & Harvey Levenstein, Jerry Lozinski, O.C. & Joan Lozinski, O.C., The Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, C.C., Julie Medland, Sandra Pitblado, C.M & Jim Pitblado, C.M., The Harry & Lillian Seymour Family Foundation and The Jack Weinbaum Family Foundation.

Waves | Vagues

Performed by Lua Shayenne Dance Company Text, Composer, Choreography Lua Shayenne Text, Story Developer, Dramaturge Tawiah M’carthy

Percussionists, Music Collaborators Kemar Scarlett, Cécé Haba, Connor ‘Chino’ Chang, Kevin Howe Lighting Design Jeff Logue, The National Ballet of Canada Interpreters Aisha Nicholson, Rose-Mary “Rosie” Harbans, Kwasi Obeng-Adjei, Monique Pascall, Lua Shayenne

Waves | Vagues was rehearsed at Harbourfront Centre in partnership with The National Ballet of Canada’s Sharing the Stage, August 2021.

payɛʔot by Cameron Fraser-Monroe 

Choreography Cameron Fraser-Monroe Costume Design The National Ballet of Canada Wardrobe Department Wardrobe Supervisor Stacy Dimitropoulos Lighting Design Jeff Logue, The National Ballet of Canada

Music
Cris Derksen, Smile at Me and We Danced, Movement I

Produced and Commissioned by The National Ballet of Canada

Vida

Performed by Compañia Carmen Romero and RBC Apprentices of The National Ballet of Canada Choreography Carmen Romero

Music
Paco Montalvo, el Vito Cordobes

Concerto Pas de deux

Choreography Kenneth MacMillan Costume Design Jürgen Rose Lighting Design John B. Read 

Music
Dmitri Shostakovich, Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102 (1957) 

KID SISTER

Choreography, Direction Alyssa Martin Composer Jacob Vanderham Creative Collaborators Drew Berry, Brayden Jamil Cairns, Sam Grist, Sierra Kellman Costume Design Brayden Jamil Cairns Performers Drew Berry, Brayden Jamil Cairns, Sam Grist, Jessica Mak 

Ever New

Choreography Robert Binet Costume Design The National Ballet of Canada Wardrobe Department Wardrobe Supervisor  Stacy Dimitropoulos Lighting Design Jeff Logue 

Music
Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Let Us Dance (Arca Remix), Sunset Village, Ever New 

Genevieve Penn Nabity at Sharing the Stage. Photo by Karolina Kuras.

Access Info

A limited number of accessible seats are available and can be booked as of August 1 by contacting The National Ballet by phone at 416-345-9595 or by email at info@national.ballet.ca.

Dates & Times

August 17
6pm  7:15pm  8pm 

More Info

Reserved general admission seating is now sold out. An in-person Rush line with a limited number of Rush seats will be open as of 6:30 pm on the day of each performance. All reserved seats not claimed by 7:15 pm will be promptly released to the Rush line.

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