National Ballet of Canada’s Guillaume Côté’s No. 24 Wins Third Prize at Choreographic Competition in Hanover, Germany

April 26, 2011

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Guillaume Côté’s No. 24 Wins Third Prize at Choreographic Competition in Hanover, Germany

April 26, 2011… The National Ballet of Canada’s Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté’s No. 24 was awarded third prize at the prestigious Ballet Society Hanover’s 25th International Competition in Germany this past weekend. Performed by Principal Dancer Aleksandar Antonijevic and Second Soloist Elena Lobsanova, No. 24 was originally created for the National Ballet’s Choreographic Lab in 2010.

Mr. Côté is a native of Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec. He studied at Canada’s National Ballet School, joined the National Ballet in 1999 and has been a Principal Dancer since 2004. Mr. Côté is also a musician and composer and has composed music for a number of dance and theatre productions internationally. No. 24 is Mr. Côté’s second choreographic work. In 2010, he created Impermanence with fellow Principal Dancer Zdenek Konvalina. Mr. Côté has received a Gemini Award and the Galileo 2000 “A life for music” Prize for his dance and musical collaboration in the documentary Moving to His Music: The Two Muses of Guillaume Côté.

Mr. Côté will next appear onstage in the National Ballet’s Summer Season which features the North American premiere of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, June 4 – 25, 2011, and a mixed programme of Mozartiana & Other Dances & In The Upper Room, June 15 – 19, 2011.

The 2010/11 season is presented by CTV and The Globe and Mail.

Thomson Reuters presents Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Lead philanthropic support provided by an anonymous friend of the National Ballet with additional support generously provided by The Catherine & Maxwell Meighen Foundation, Richard M. Ivey, C.C., Rosamond Ivey, Robert & Judith Lawrie and Wallace & Margaret McCain.

Generously supported by The Monument Trust in memory of Simon Sainsbury. 

Generous philanthropic support from Sir Simon and Lady Robertson, Sarah and Lloyd Dorfman, Robert and Kathleen Wallace, Celia Blakey, Sue Butcher, Marina Hobson MBE, Peter Lloyd, Kristina Rogge and Richard and Victoria Sharp.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is presented as part of Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity.

Mozartiana is a gift from THE VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE, THE NATIONAL BALLET OF CANADA.

In The Upper Room is a gift from Walter Carsen, O.C.

The National Ballet of Canada Choreographic Lab is made possible by the generous support of Lucille & Urban Joseph.

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; the Ontario Arts Foundation; the Ontario Trillium Foundation; and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

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