The National Ballet of Canada | Greta Hodgkinson’s Extraordinary Winter Season

February 20, 2014

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The National Ballet of Canada | Greta Hodgkinson’s Extraordinary Winter Season

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Final Swan Lake

Debut in A Month in the Country 

Tatiana in Onegin

This Winter Season will feature the extraordinary talents of Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson with her final Swan Lake, her debut as Natalia in A Month in the Country and her return to a favorite role, Tatiana in Onegin.

Ms. Hodgkinson will perform Swan Lake, choreographed by James Kudelka, for the last time on March 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm. The role of Odette/Odile was created especially for her in 1999 and is a role on which she has left an indelible mark.

Ms. Hodgkinson is debuting in A Month in the Country on February 26 at 7:30 pm and dancing Tatiana in Onegin March 21 at 7:30 pm & 23 at 2:00 pm. Earlier this season she performed the world premiere of Being and Nothingness (Part 1) to great acclaim. The solo was created for her by Principal Dancer Guillaume Côté.

“It is bitter sweet to say good bye to Swan Lake,” said Ms. Hodgkinson, “however the anticipation of dancing such incredible roles as Natalia in A Month in the Country and Tatiana in Onegin fills my heart. My career continues to hold wonderful challenges for me and I am really excited by all that I see ahead.”

Swan Lake is presented by Chloé Fragrances.

Swan Lake is made possible by generous financial support from production underwriters Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M. and Margaret Fleck & Jim Fleck, O.C.

A Month in the Country has been totally underwritten by Sandra Pitblado & Jim Pitblado, C.M.

Onegin is presented by Chanel.

Onegin is generously supported by an anonymous friend of the National Ballet.

Guillaume Côté is sponsored through Dancers First by Emmanuelle Gattuso and Allan Slaight.

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 – Department of Canadian Heritage, through the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages; and the Government of Ontario through the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport.

Watch Greta’s video :http://bcove.me/wpzgjrc8

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