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BALLET: Watch her & Month in the Country (Four Seasons Centre $12 up)

Join us for Watch her and A Month in the Country, two beautiful ballets performed by the National Ballet of Canada at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. There will be a 20-minute talk on the ballet before the show.


THE BALLETS

Edmonton-born Aszure Barton’s delicately layered but vigorously imagined Watch her dazzled audiences when it premiered with The National Ballet of Canada in 2009. Set to Lera Auerbach's interpretation of Pergolesi’s famous Dialogues on Stabat Mater, the work is a mesmerizing evocation of a spiritual state achieved through the physical vocabulary of dance. The idea of being perceived and how that conditions and situates the human body in both spatial and emotional terms, lends the work its powerful thematics as well as its focused energy. Watch her is the work of a formidable dance artist at her most compelling.

A marvel of narrative compression and choreographic economy, Sir Frederick Ashton’s affecting and engaging A Month in the Country is one of the great English choreographer’s finest ballets. Created for The Royal Ballet in 1975, with Lynn Seymour and Anthony Dowell in the principal roles, the adaptation of Turgenev’s story has attracted many of ballet’s greatest dancers. In 1995, Anthony Dowell himself set the work on The National Ballet of Canada, with Karen Kain and Robert Conn in the lead roles. It was the first time the work had been performed by a company other than The Royal Ballet. More information.

TALK BEFORE SHOW: Ballet talks are engaging and offer interesting insights on the performance you are about to see. The 20-minute talk is free to all ticket holders and take place in the main floor orchestra level of the theatre in the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

 

DETAILS

WHEN: Saturday, March 1, 2014

TIME: Ballet starts at 2 p.m. Pre-show talk begins at 1 p.m. Meet Daniel at 12:30 p.m. if you're attending the pre-show talk or 1:30 p.m. if you're attending the show only.

WHERE: Four Seasons For The Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ont. (Osgoode station on the Yonge-University subway line)

ADVANCE TICKETS: $25 (Ring 5.2), $56 (Ring 5.1), $107 (Ring 4), $128 (Orchestra 1.3), $148 (Ring 3), $158 (Orchestra 1.2), $184 (Orchestra 1.1), $244 (Grand Ring)

RUSH TICKET: $35 cash (two per person)

STANDING ONLY TICKET: $12 cash (two per person)

MEETUP FEE: $2 (Please pay Daniel exact change at the meetup spot)

 

HOW TO BOOK

ADVANCE TICKETS: RSVP on this event page and purchase your ticket by calling the box office at (416)[masked], ext. 0. The box office line is open weekdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To avoid a $9 service charge, purchase your ticket in person at the box office Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please post your seat number as an RSVP comment so members can book tickets near you. To do this, login and go to this event page. Click on "change RSVP", input you seating info in the RSVP box and click on "RSVP" to save.

RUSH AND STANDING ROOM TICKETS: RSVP on this event page and purchase your rush ticket in person at the box office beginning at 11 a.m. on the day of performance. Get in line as early as possible because sometimes rush tickets sell out fast.

For more information, see purchasing tickets.

Members are responsible for purchasing their own tickets directly from the theatre.

SEATING ARRANGEMENTS: The theatre has reserved seating so members may not be able to sit together. However, the group will be getting together before, during and after the ballet. 

 

MEETUP ARRANGEMENTS

Daniel will be wearing a red cap. Meet Daniel as follows:

  • 12:30 p.m. if you're attending the pre-show talk. Meet Daniel in the lineup for the pre-show talk. He looks like his photo and will be wearing a red cap.
  • 1:30 p.m. if you're attending the ballet only. Meet Daniel beside the long snack bar on the main floor. He will be standing at the north end of the bar (on your left side as you face the bar, nearest to the front doors).

If you're late, seer Daniel in his seat.

INTERMISSION MEETUP SPOT: Meet Daniel beside the long snack bar on the main floor. He will be wearing his red cap and standing at the north end of the bar (on your left side as you face the bar, nearest to the front doors).

AFTER SHOW MEETUP SPOT: Meet Daniel outside the theatre, right in front of the glass doors to enter the box office area (southeast corner of Queen and University). Wait for him if he isn't there right away because it may take awhile to get out of the theatre after the show ends.

GATHERING AFTER BALLET: If members are interested, the group will go out for a snack after the ballet. The group will go to Café Crêpe, an inexpensive European café that specializes in Parisian sweet & savoury crêpes, French baguette sandwiches, and grilled Italian panini. The restaurant is located at 246 Queen Street West (several blocks west of Osgoode subway station). MENU.

PARKING: There is parking for about 200 vehicles underneath the theatre. The parking entrance is on York Street, south of Queen Street. Cost is $25. Call the parking office at (416)[masked] if you need more info. Additional parking is just steps away at the GREEN P lot under Nathan Phillips Square.  For more information on this and other lots in the vicinity visit GreenP.com

 

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  • Lisa

    Loved both of these ballets! Both of them, even though they were so different, exhibited the same amount of strength in their messages and superb level of dance. I adore Chopin so I was slightly (lol) distracted by the orchestra during the 2nd ballet. Thank-you, National Ballet of Canada, for your wonderful gift of dance to Toronto.

    March 2, 2014

  • Lisa

    Daniel--I am here (arrived @ 1:25 pm) but did not see you. Will look for you at intermission. I'm in seat E13 orchestra. Looking forward to this ballet for a long time so I am excited. :)

    March 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in ring 5, A535.

    February 8, 2014

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