National Ballet of Canada | Romeos & Juliets Nominated for Four Canadian Screen Awards
Guillaume Côté and Elena Lobsonova Nominated for Best Performance
January 16, 2013…Romeos & Juliets, a one-hour documentary about the creation of The National Ballet of Canada’s Romeo and Juliet, received four nominations for the first-ever Canadian Screen Awards: Best Performing Arts Program, Best Performance in a Performing Arts Program for Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté, who danced the role of Romeo, and First Soloist Elena Lobsanova, who danced the role of Juliet, and Best Direction in a Performing Arts Program for Moze Mossanen.
Romeos & Juliets aired on CBC on June 7, 2012 and followed the creative process of internationally renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, from rehearsals in the National Ballet studios to the opening night performance on November 16, 2011 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
Romeo and Juliet was created to celebrate the National Ballet’s 60th anniversary and was a triumphant success with both critics and audiences at its world premiere. The acclaimed production returns to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, March 12 – 17, 2013 and tours to the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, January 31 – February 2, 2013 and Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, England, April 17 – 21, 2013.
Romeos & Juliets was written, directed and produced by Moze Mossanen and produced by Shaftesbury in association with the CBC and with the participation of the Canada Media Fund. The documentary was executive produced by Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie for Shaftesbury, with Shaftesbury’s Jan Peter Meyboom serving as supervising producer.
New this year, the Canadian Screen Awards are a combination of the Genie and the Gemini Awards and are presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. The awards ceremony will air on Sunday March 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm and will be hosted by Martin Short.
The 2012/13 season is dedicated to the memory of The National Ballet of Canada’s greatest patron Walter Carsen, O.C.
Lead philanthropic support for Romeo and Juliet is provided by Sandra & Jim Pitblado with additional generous support from Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan, The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation, an anonymous friend of the National Ballet and Walter Carsen, O.C.
Support provided by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Thomson Reuters presents Romeo and Juliet.
Thomson Reuters and RBC Wealth Management are co-presenting sponsors of the London Tour.
Air Canada is the Official Airline of The National Ballet of Canada.
Ottawa Tour Transportation Sponsor: VIA Rail Canada.
Guillaume Côté is sponsored through Dancers First by Emmanuelle Gattuso & Allan Slaight.
Elena Lobsanova is sponsored through Dancers First by Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan.
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.