Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Ballet's New Season Features Partnership with NFB, Robert Lepage

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Ballet's New Season Features Partnership with NFB, Robert Lepage

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National Ballet teams with NFB, Robert Lepage in new season

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TORONTO - The National Ballet of Canada is teaming up with the National Film Board of Canada and Robert Lepage's theatre company Ex Machina for its 2017-18 season.

The multidisciplinary production "Frame by Frame" is based on the work of the late Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren, who founded the NFB's animation studio.

"Frame by Frame" was co-created by Lepage and the National Ballet of Canada's choreographic associate Guillaume Cote, and will have its world premiere on June 1, 2018.

The National Ballet of Canada will also feature all-Canadian choreographers in its "Made in Canada" program in March 2018.

The schedule will include Robert Binet's "The Dreamers Ever Leave You," which was originally created as a co-production with the Art Gallery of Ontario inspired by the work of Group of Seven member Lawren Harris. …

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