Harrison James and Heather Ogden in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.

The National Ballet of Canada

Romeo and Juliet

2023-02-02 20:00 2023-02-04 22:50 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: The National Ballet of Canada

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/31376

In-person event

Running Time
ACT I – 52 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes ACT II–30 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes ACT III –38 minutes Featuring the NAC Orchestra  Few of Shakespeare’s works have translated so well to the beautiful language of ballet as Romeo and Juliet. Choreographed by celebrated Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, this particular version was commissioned to celebrate The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th anniversary...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
February 2 - 4, 2023
8:00 pm EST

February 2023

  1. Feb 2 2023
    Thursday

    8:00pm

  2. Feb 3 2023
    Friday

    8:00pm

  3. Feb 4 2023
    Saturday

    8:00pm

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Harrison James and Heather Ogden in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Harrison James and Heather Ogden in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Artists of the Ballet in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Artists of the Ballet in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Brendan Saye, Donald Thom and Siphesihle November in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Artists of the Ballet in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Naoya Ebe in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Family programming Dance Ballet with Orchestra
“★★★★/4 A Romeo and Juliet with soul. A choreographic delight, rich in detail, subtle in its musicality and always dramatically expressive.” Michael Crabb, Toronto Star
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 2 hours and 40 minutes · With intermission

Running Time
ACT I – 52 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes

ACT II–30 minutes
Intermission – 20 minutes

ACT III –38 minutes

Featuring the NAC Orchestra 

Few of Shakespeare’s works have translated so well to the beautiful language of ballet as Romeo and Juliet. Choreographed by celebrated Russian choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, this particular version was commissioned to celebrate The National Ballet of Canada’s 60th anniversary in 2011. Deftly attuned to highlighting the narrative’s dramatic moments and the intimacy of the star-crossed romance, Ratmansky creates a dance drama with electrifying fight sequences and an unforgettable balcony pas-de-deux. This larger than life, sublimely danced production manifests the simplicity of Renaissance art through its geometric sets and period costumes.

Don’t miss principal dancer Guillaume Côté’s final performance at the NAC with The National Ballet of Canada in the lead role of Romeo on Friday, February 3!

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video: The National Ballet of Canada  | Romeo and Juliet
The National Ballet of Canada | Romeo and Juliet
Harrison James and Heather Ogden in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Harrison James and Heather Ogden in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Artists of the Ballet in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Artists of the Ballet in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Brendan Saye, Donald Thom and Siphesihle November in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Artists of the Ballet in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Naoya Ebe in Romeo and Juliet. © Karolina Kuras, courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
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