The National Ballet of Canada Tours World Capitals

January 11, 2013

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The National Ballet of Canada Tours World Capitals


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in Washington, DC, January 18 – 27, 2013


Romeo and Juliet in Ottawa, January 31 – February 2, 2013 and London, England, April 17 – 21, 2013

NBofC_color (JPEG version) RGBThe National Ballet of Canada tours to the world’s capitals commencing with the hit production Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC for ten performances January 18 – 27, 2013. The company then travels to Ottawa for three performances of the critically acclaimed Romeo and Juliet at the National Arts Centre, January 31 – February 2, 2013 and to Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, England, April 17 – 21, 2013.

The National Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center after an absence of seven years, last performing Swan Lake in 2006. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Christopher Wheeldon recently had its US premiere at Los Angeles’ Music Center, last October. In Toronto, the ballet performed to sold-out houses and broke box office records when it opened the 2012/13 season this past November.

Following the DC engagement, the National Ballet immediately travels to Ottawa to perform Romeo and Juliet by Alexei Ratmansky.

Romeo and Juliet will also tour to Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, England where the company hasn’t performed for 26 years. The National Ballet last performed in London in 1987 at The London Coliseum with a mixed programme of Glen Tetley’s Alice and George Balanchine’s Serenade.

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 Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 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.

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is generously supported by The Monument Trust in memory of Simon Sainsbury.

The National Ballet of Canada thanks Sandra Faire and Ivan Fecan for their generous support of the Los Angeles performances of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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 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.

The National Ballet of Canada gratefully acknowledges the ongoin.g 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.

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