Dance Mosaic celebrates Canada’s 150th
The National Ballet of Canada’s Artistic Director Karen Kain recently announced Dance Mosaic: Canada 150. To celebrate Toronto’s vibrant and diverse dance community, several organizations have been invited to attend a special, free performance of The Nutcracker on Friday, December 8 in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary.
Participating organizations have been invited to share short videos or photos of their dance troupe, which have been posted on The National Ballet’s website, shared on social media and will be on display in the lobby of the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on the evening of the performance. The audience has been encouraged to attend the performance in their traditional dance costumes to create a lively celebration of the diversity of dance throughout the theatre.
Participants from more than 50 organizations will attend Dance Mosaic: Canada 150, including ALCA Latinamerican Alliance for Culture and Arts, Anatolian Folk Dancers of Toronto, Ballet Creole, Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico, Daugavina Latvian Folk Dance, DESNA, Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company & Academy of Spanish Dance, Hawaiian Pacific Magic, Igranka School of Bulgarian Folk Dances and Traditions, Levendia-X Hellenic Folklore Association, Little Pear Garden Dance Company, Menaka Thakkar Dance Company, Native Canadian Centre of Toronto: ENAGB Youth Program, Norman Dance Company, Nueva Siembre Ecuadorian Folk Dance, The Toronto Thai Dramatic Arts Troupe and the Toronto Morris Men.
To find out more about Dance Mosaic: Canada 150, visit national.ballet.ca.
Image: Menaka Thakkar Dance Company, Igranka School of Bulgarian Folk Dances and Traditions, Norman Dance Company and Ballet Folklorico Puro Mexico. Image courtesy of The National Ballet of Canada.