Festival of contemporary choreography Context. Diana Vishneva will present in Moscow and St. Petersburg premiere tours of the National Ballet of Canada. The audience will be able to see three one-act ballets: Emergence (“Origin”) by one of the most long-awaited choreographers in Russia, Crystal Payte, Paz de la Jolla, the youngest resident choreographer in history, New York City Ballet, Justin Peck, and also directed by Guillaume Kote Being and Nothingness ( "Being and Nothingness"), inspired by the philosophical essay of Jean-Paul Sartre. The National Ballet of Canada is today rightfully called one of the best troupes in the world. It was founded by the famous dancer Celia Franca in 1951. Currently, the National Ballet of Canada is 70 artists, its own orchestra and artistic director of the troupe Karen Kane, one of the greatest dancers of her time. The dance company is known for its diverse repertoire, which includes both full-length classical ballets and modern productions. National Ballet of Canada encourages the creation of new performances for the troupe and contributes to the development of Canadian choreographers. At different times for the troupe staged by Sir Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, John Cranko, Nureyev, John Neumeier, William Forsythe, James Koudelka, Wayne McGregor, Alexei Ratmansky, Crystal Paita, Christopher Wheeldon, Azure Barton, Guillaume Côté and Robert Binet.
The National Ballet has toured Canada and the United States, and has traveled to Paris, London, New York, Washington, Los Angeles and San Francisco with individual performances. In the near future, the company will have a tour in Hamburg.
I act: "Paz de la Jolla"
In 2013, Justin Peck, a dancer and resident choreographer for the New York City Ballet, created the ballet Paz de la Jolla - sensual memories of his childhood in southern California. Sinfonietta la Jolla, staged by Bohuslav Martinu, is the choreography of Peck, both brisk and frail, daring and subtle, rich in emotional images, associations, and evoking memories of the joys and fears of youth and maturity.
Act II: "Being and Nothing"
Each of the many roles of the lead dancer of the National Ballet of Canada, Guillaume Cote, is full of enthusiasm and sincere emotions. Guillaume is guided by the same principle in the process of creating his own productions as a choreographer of the troupe. In his work “Being and Nothing,” posed in 2015, Guillaume rethinks the philosophical treatise of the same name by Jean-Paul Sartre, raising questions about freedom, the nature of one’s own self and the meaning of life in its very expressive and expressive choreographic style.
Act III: “Emergence”
“Origin” in the choreography of Crystal Pete presents the development of the instinct for social organization in insects, as an accurate metaphor for the interaction between people. Here is a scene resembling a barely lit underground hive, as if overwhelmed with a swarm of artists. Their bodies in dance create bizarre patterns and shapes that seem to be the same for the world of animals and humans.
Immediately after the premiere in 2009, the performance became a real sensation and was awarded the “Dora” theater prize four times in the categories “Best Performance”, “Best New Choreography”, “Best Performance” and “Best Musical Design”.