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November 3, 2016

Since its first performance in Paris in 1841, Giselle has become one of the world's great classical ballets. I first saw it at the National Arts Centre over 10 years ago, and I'm thrilled it's making a triumphant return next week. The Shanghai Ballet...

October 2, 2016

We laugh for all sorts of reasons, don't we? From a nervous chuckle in answer to a bad joke, to a full-on belly laugh when something truly cracks us up. This week a new dance production called AH/HA debuts at the National Arts Cen...

June 21, 2016

This week a pretty extraordinary live event arrives at the National Arts Centre: Cirque de la Symphonie. What is it exactly? Think acrobats and aerial performers with a live soundtrack by the NAC Orchestra. Pretty neat eh? I'm the first to admit I'm...

May 10, 2016

Ever been to the orchestra? I went once years ago and it was a lovely experience, but I wondered if it was perhaps a touch fancy for my taste, you know? Recently I found out about Casual Fridays at the National Arts Centre (I know, I'm super late to...

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