Canada All-Star Ballet Gala: From Russia with Love
|Svetlana Lunkina and Ruslan Skvortsov in The Pharaoh’s Daughter.|
There’s a lot of talk about Russia right now, about its extraordinary influence on other countries’ political structures and growing impact on world affairs. That talk resonates on the front pages of newspapers. And, recently, it could also be heard at the ballet, where a program billed as masterpieces of the classical repertoire – despite also being composed of works from other nations – was Russian to the core. It couldn’t help but be. Canada All-Star Ballet Gala, a one-night only performance that took place at Toronto’s Sony Centre on February 11, owed its grandeur and impeccable styling to the great choreographers schooled at Russia’s Imperial Theatre in St. Petersburg more than a century ago. Artistic director Svetlana Lunkina knows that tradition well.
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What: Canada‘s largest, most prestigious ballet is returning to Toronto and will bring the world’s most accomplished dancers to perform a collection of 15 ballet masterpieces – 13 of which have never been performed in Canada, including the world premiere of one original work.
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East
When: October 28, 7 pm