This past weekend, my husband and I went to see a performance by the National Ballet of Canada, here in Toronto. This is quite possibly one of my favorite things on earth! As a recreational ballet and modern dancer for most of my life, dance remains an important part of my identity and I feel so fortunate to live in a city that supports Canada’s ballet culture!
Saturday’s performance included The Man in Black (A full-on Johnny Cash Tribute performed in cowboy boots), presented with the modern Chroma (set to a score by Joby Talbot and includes unique orchestrations of songs by The White Stripes), the classical Allegro Brillante and the playful Carousel. So much variety in one night! Of this diverse ensemble of works, it is Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, (which made its company premier in 2010), that kept me engaged long after the curtain closed.