National Ballet of Canada | Repertoire Announced for The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize
Hosted by Sonia Rodriguez and Rex Harrington
November 20, 2012… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the repertoire for The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize which takes place November 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.
Ms. Kain has commissioned a new work, Enkeli, from Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté for Corps de Ballet members Emma Hawes and Brendan Saye to dance as their contemporary work. They will also perform the pas de deux from Act III of Swan Lake for the classical portion of the competition.
Devon Teuscher and Calvin Royal III from American Ballet Theatre will dance a pas de deux from Paquita and Depuis le Jour by Gemma Bond. The Hamburg Ballet’s Xue Lin and Aleíx Martinez will perform the pas de deux from Act II of La Sylphide and Like a Petal in Deep Water by Sasha Riva. Francesca Hayward and James Hay from The Royal Ballet will dance a pas de deux from Flower Festival in Genzano and November by Liam Scarlett. The Royal Danish Ballet’s Ida Praetorius and Andreas Kaas will dance a pas de deux from The Kermesse in Bruges and Traditional by Alessandro Sousa Pereira.
Returning this year is the Audience Choice Award. Audience members can vote by text for their favourite male and female dancer as well as their favourite new contemporary work.
The Ballet Talk will be hosted by Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté who will moderate a discussion panel with the competition judges Karen Kain, Kevin McKenzie (American Ballet Theatre), John Neumeier (The Hamburg Ballet), Kevin O’Hare (The Royal Ballet) and Nikolaj Hübbe (The Royal Danish Ballet). The Ballet Talk will take place 45 minutes prior to the curtain in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and is free for all ticket holders.
The evening will be hosted by Principal Dancer Sonia Rodriguez and Artist-in-Residence Rex Harrington.
The 2012/13 season is dedicated to the memory of The National Ballet of Canada’s greatest patron Walter Carsen, O.C.
The Tenth International Competition for The Erik Bruhn Prize is presented by John & Claudine Bailey.
Guillaume Côté is sponsored through Dancers First by Emmanuelle Gattuso & Allan Slaight.
Brendan Saye is sponsored through Dancers First by Robin & Ross Robinson.
The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Ontario Arts Council; the City of Toronto through the Economic Development & Culture Department; the Government of Canada through the Honourable James Moore, Minister, the Department of Canadian Heritage; the Government of Ontario; and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.