Siphesihle November and Hannah Galway in Angels’ Atlas. © Photo by Karolina Kuras. Courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.

Emma Bovary, Angels’ Atlas

The National Ballet of Canada

2024-02-01 20:00 2024-02-03 23:59 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Emma Bovary, Angels’ Atlas

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/33694

In-person event

Mixed program running time:
EMMA BOVARY with the NAC Orchestra– 61 minutes
Intermission – 25 minutes
ANGELS' ATLAS – 27 minutes

The National Ballet of Canada presents a double bill featuring women choreographers.   Emma Bovary by choreographer Helen Pickett   Emma Bovary is a psychological exploration of the central character of Gustave Flaubert’s 19th-century novel Madame Bovary, and...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
February 1 - 3, 2024
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Siphesihle November and Hannah Galway in Angels’ Atlas. © Photo by Karolina Kuras. Courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
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Artists of the Ballet in Angels’ Atlas. © Photo by Karolina Kuras. Courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Artists of the Ballet in Emma Bovary © Photo by Karolina Kuras
Hannah Galway and Siphesihle November in Emma Bovary © Photo by Karolina Kuras
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Artists of the Ballet in Angels’ Atlas. © Photo by Karolina Kuras. Courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
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Hannah Galway & Siphesihle November in Angels’ Atlas. © Photo by Karolina Kuras. Courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.
Donald Thom and Hannah Galway in Emma Bovary © Photo by Karolina Kuras
Hannah Galway in Emma Bovary © Photo by Bruce Zinger
Spencer Hack in Emma Bovary © Photo by Karolina Kuras
Hannah Galway and Siphesihle November in Emma Bovary © Photo by Karolina Kuras
Dance Ballet with Orchestra Canadian
“Human yearning is evoked powerfully onstage … Crystal Pite has a gift for bringing out the very best in dancers.” Toronto Star
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 1 hour and 53 minutes · With intermission
  • Flashing lights

Mixed program running time:
EMMA BOVARY with the NAC Orchestra– 61 minutes
Intermission – 25 minutes
ANGELS' ATLAS – 27 minutes

The National Ballet of Canada presents a double bill featuring women choreographers.  

Emma Bovary by choreographer Helen Pickett  

Emma Bovary is a psychological exploration of the central character of Gustave Flaubert’s 19th-century novel Madame Bovary, and the first work the National Ballet of Canada has commissioned from choreographer Helen Pickett. Set to premiere in November 2023, the work follows the success of Pickett’s award-winning The Crucible for Scottish Ballet in 2019. Featuring the National Arts Centre Orchestra

A former dancer with William Forsythe’s Frankfurt Ballet, Helen Pickett combines a compelling physical vocabulary with a keen sensitivity to the human condition, taking narrative ballet to a new level. Performed to an original score by internationally renowned composer Peter Salem.  

Angels’  Atlas by choreographer Crystal Pite  

The compelling Angels’ Atlas will finally fill Southam Hall stage with its powerful visuals and exquisite choreography.  With this major work, Crystal Pite, one of the world’s leading contemporary choreographers, continues her examination of the human condition. Backed by a score of original music by Owen Belton and choral pieces by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Morten Lauridsen, dancing bodies become symbols of humanity’s impermanence in a vast, unknowable world. Angels’ Atlas captures the turbulent rhythm that pulses fiercely through our bodies in the name of life.

Created in 2020 for The National Ballet of Canada, Angels’ Atlas received two Dora Mavor Moore Awards: Crystal Pite for Outstanding New Choreography, and Jay Gower Taylor for Outstanding Achievement in Design.  

video: National Ballet of Canada Angels' Atlas & Emma Bovary
National Ballet of Canada Angels' Atlas & Emma Bovary
video: Ballet Moments: Angels’ Atlas | The National Ballet of Canada
Ballet Moments: Angels’ Atlas | The National Ballet of Canada
video: Emma Bovary Trailer | The National Ballet of Canada
Emma Bovary Trailer | The National Ballet of Canada
video: Exploring Emma: Helen Pickett and James Bonas on Creating Emma Bovary
Exploring Emma: Helen Pickett and James Bonas on Creating Emma Bovary
video: Building the World of Emma Bovary | The National Ballet of Canada
Building the World of Emma Bovary | The National Ballet of Canada
© Siphesihle November et Hannah Galway dans Angels’ Atlas.
© Artistes du Ballet dans Angels’ Atlas
© Artists du Ballet dans Emma Bovary
© Hannah Galway et Siphesihle November dans Emma Bovary
© Artistes du Ballet dans Angels’ Atlas
© Hannah Galway et Siphesihle November dans Angels’ Atlas.
© Donald Thom et Hannah Galway dans Emma Bovar
© Hannah Galway dans Emma Bovary
© Spencer Hack dans Emma Bovary
© Hannah Galway et Siphesihle November dans Emma Bovary

Artists

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    Choreography, Angels' Atlas Crystal Pite
  • Choreography, Emma Bovary Helen Pickett
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    Featuring The National Ballet of Canada
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    Featuring NAC Orchestra
  • EMMA BOVARY
  • Choreography Helen Pickett
  • Directors James Bonas, Helen Pickett 
  • Music and Sound Peter Salem
  • Set and Costume Design Michael Gianfrancesco 
  • Lighting Design Bonnie Beecher 
  • Animations Grégoire Pont 
  • Projection Design Anouar Brissel 
  • ANGELS' ATLAS
  • Choreography Crystal Pite
  • Original Music Owen Belton 
  • Light Backdrop Concept Jay Gower Taylor 
  • Reflective Light Backdrop Design Jay Gower Taylor and Tom Visser 
  • Lighting Design Tom Visser
  • Costume Design Nancy Bryant 
  • Assistant to the Choreographer Spencer Dickhaus 
  • Co-Production The National Ballet of Canada and Ballett Zürich