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National Ballet of Canada

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Address: 470 Queens Quay West | Walter Carsen Centre, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3K4, Canada
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A wonderful afternoon at the ballet

Though many may feel that ballet and opera are elitist and of no interest, how can you argue with an art form that has survived for a hundred or two hundred years? The National... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2017
Barrie, Canada
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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Though many may feel that ballet and opera are elitist and of no interest, how can you argue with an art form that has survived for a hundred or two hundred years? The National Ballet of Canada is a national treasure and something that everyone should experience at least once. And the most accessible and fun ballet has to be... More 

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Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My daughter and I enjoyed our first national ballet together. The Nutcracker is simply spectacular. WOW

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Williamstown, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I`ve loved ballet since I took some lessons as a child and the National Bellet of Canada never disappoints afficianados of this mode of dance. When I travel to Toronto I always check to see if there is a performance at The Four Seasons for the Performing Arts Centre. If you love ballet, check them out when you`re next in... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Several of us went to see their performance of the Nutcracker. It was absolutely magical, and our seats were quite comfortable. The only downside is the cost.. it can be quite prohibitive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

Went to see a performance of the above ballet last night and loved everything about it. The venue is stunning and the performance was wonderful. The costumes, the dancing and the beautiful music - outstanding. Especially loved one movement by the ladies of the court where they appeared to be going across the stage on wheels! They were actually dancing... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2016

The building is grand and impressive as befits its title. We saw the Nutcracker. Pretty good show but cramped, inaccessible seating detract from the experience. My nut was cracked by the end of it.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

I am glad I saw the Nutcracker as it is a Christmas classic. I knew it was ballet and I wouldn't love it, however some constructive criticism for you: 1. Staff were very snobby and not good with customer service. For example, Usher dropped my program didn't say one word or offer to pick it up for me. 2. Very... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

The set was wonderful. The dancers gave their best. The costumes were superb. So why disappointed? It seems the Political Correctness Police have taken over the artistic direction of the National Ballet. One of the most enjoyable dances is the Oriental Dance which was excised I presume lest it offend anyone of Asian extract. Does this mean that next year... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

I saw "Romeo and Juliet" choreographed by Ratmansky. I enjoyed the ballet talk by Lindsey Fischer 45 minutes before the performance. He spoke about details of the representation of this classic tale by Ratmansky. He provided valuable insights to the performance. The ballet was moving. The performers well expressed the emotions of the dramatic scenes. What a moving tale! The... More 

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Marmora, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2015

The Nutcracker. This is an annual treat for me that my darling A arranges. This was opening night and there was a change in the line up with a replacement for the principal male. I hope the original is OK, he had a nasty fall on stage on opening night last year. His understudy did well... not quite as well... More 

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