The National Ballet of Canada Celebrating Greta – Principal Casting Announced for Mozartiana & Other Dances & In The Upper Room

June 9, 2011

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balleet company logo Celebrating Greta – Principal Casting Announced for Mozartiana & Other Dances & In The Upper Room

June 8, 2011… Karen Kain, Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the principal casting for the summer mixed programme, Celebrating Greta, which features works by three great American choreographers, George Balanchine’s Mozartiana, Jerome RobbinsOther Dances and Twyla Tharp’s In The Upper Room. Celebrating Greta is onstage June 15 – 19, 2011 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

On opening night, the lead roles in Mozartiana will be performed by Principal Dancers Sonia Rodriguez and Aleksandar Antonijevic and First Soloist Keiichi Hirano.

Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson will perform every performance of Other Dances with fellow Principal Dancer Zdenek Konvalina in celebration of her 20th anniversary with the National Ballet.

In The Upper Room will be performed by Principal Dancers Sonia Rodriguez, Jiří Jelinek, Piotr Stanczyk, First Soloists Keiichi Hirano, Tanya Howard, Stephanie Hutchison, Patrick Lavoie, Tina Pereira, Rebekah Rimsay, Jillian Vanstone, Second Soloist Jordana Daumec and Corps de Ballet members James Leja and Brendan Saye.

Casting

Mozartiana

Sonia Rodriguez and Aleksandar Antonijevic (June 15, 16 at 7:30pm/June 18 at 2:00 pm)
Heather Ogden and Brett van Sickle (June 16 at 2:00 pm/June 17 at 7:30 pm) Heather Ogden and Guillaume Côté (June 18 at 7:30 pm/June 19 at 2:00 pm)

Keiichi Hirano (June 15, 18 at 7:30 pm)
Naoya Ebe (June 16 at 2:00 pm/June 17 at 7:30 pm)
Robert Stephen (June 16 at 7:30 pm/June 19 at 2:00 pm)
Dylan Tedaldi (June 18 at 2:00 pm)

Other Dances

Greta Hodgkinson and Zdenek Konvalina

In The Upper Room

Jordana Daumec, Keiichi Hirano, Tanya Howard, Stephanie Hutchison, Jiří Jelinek, James Leja, Patrick Lavoie, Rebekah Rimsay, Sonia Rodriguez, Tina Pereira, Brendan Saye, Piotr Stanczyk, Jillian Vanstone (June 15 at 7:30 pm)

Ryan Booth, Jordana Daumec, Lise-Marie Jourdain, Etienne Lavigne, Chelsy Meiss, Marissa Parzei, Tina Pereira, Alejandra Perez-Gomez, Jonathan Renna, Jenna Savella, Christopher Stalzer, Robert Stephen, Aarik Wells (June 16 at 2:00 pm/June 17, 18 at 7:30 pm)

Keiichi Hirano, Tanya Howard, Stephanie Hutchison, Jiří Jelinek, James Leja, Patrick Lavoie, Shino Mori, Tiffany Mosher, Rebekah Rimsay, Sonia Rodriguez, Brendan Saye, Piotr Stanczyk, Jillian Vanstone (June 16 at 7:30 pm)

Keiichi Hirano, Tanya Howard, Stephanie Hutchison, Jiří Jelinek, James Leja, Patrick Lavoie, Tiffany Mosher, Rebekah Rimsay, Sonia Rodriguez, Tina Pereira, Brendan Saye, Piotr Stanczyk, Jillian Vanstone (June 18 at 2:00 pm)

Jordana Daumec, Keiichi Hirano, Tanya Howard, Stephanie Hutchison, Jiří Jelinek, James Leja, Patrick Lavoie, Shino Mori, Rebekah Rimsay, Sonia Rodriguez, Brendan Saye, Piotr Stanczyk, Jillian Vanstone (June 19 at 2:00 pm)

All casting subject to change

Celebrating Greta: Mozartiana & Other Dances & In The Upper Room
Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Friday, June 17 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Sunday, June 19 at 2:00 pm

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

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.

Guillaume Côté is sponsored through Dancers First by Emmanuelle Gattuso & Allan Slaight.
Zdenek Konvalina is sponsored through Dancers First by Gretchen Ross.
Keiichi Hirano is sponsored through Dancers First by an anonymous donor.
Tanya Howard is sponsored through Dancers First by Nancy Pencer.
Jenna Savella is sponsored through Dancers First by Elvio & Marlene DelZotto.
Robert Stephen is sponsored through Dancers First by Mr. Thor Eaton & The Honourable Nicole Eaton, Senator.
Shino Mori is sponsored through Dancers First by Catherine & Ian Delaney.
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; the Ontario Arts Foundation; the Ontario Trillium Foundation; and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

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