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From first thought to final thread: How the National Ballet of Canada brought life to The Little Prince

Moving from concept to execution has the potential to take wildly differing routes, each with their own obstacles and solutions. While The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s iconic novella, features a narrative about a young, asteroid-dwelling prince who travels the universe, its central message about the power of human connection has made it an enduring part of the literary canon and the subject of many adaptations, including the first full-length ballet by a Canadian choreographer commissioned in a decade. 281 more words


Ballet star Rex Harrington injured in dog attack

Pop Goes The News — Canadian ballet icon Rex Harrington is recovering after being mauled inside his home Sunday by one of his dogs.

Harrington, 53, was rushed to hospital following the bloody attack with injuries to his face, an arm and a leg. 217 more words


A Splendid Last Hurrah: S.F. Ballet's Eugene Onegin

Santo Loquasto’s atmospheric setting for the Pushkin-inspired ballet Eugene Onegin started its brief run April 30 at San Francisco’s Opera House where it will close San Francisco Ballet’s 2016 spring season May 8. 1,450 more words

The National Ballet of Canada

La Sylphide

Reviewed April 7, 2016

NAC Southam Hall, Ottawa

(Repeat performances through to April 9, 8 p.m.)

La Sylphide is one of those ballets always worth watching. 366 more words


Romeo and Juliet

As promised, a post on my very exciting foray into the classy and cultural world of ballet! Ballet is very cool these days. No longer a pastime for old people with monocles, ballet is an art form that can be enjoyed by anyone, as well as a graceful and beautiful display of athleticism! 738 more words


The Irish of Hats

13 march 2016 – I do not mean to get caught up in Toronto’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. I am dodging & weaving my way along the crowded Queen St. 150 more words


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It could take up to a few seconds for the next streetcar, TTC bus, or subway train to arrive. It can also take up to a few minutes or more.  731 more words