Tag: national ballet of canada

McGee Maddox, Guillaume Côté, Heather Ogden, Xiao Nan Yu, Greta Hodgkinson, Barry Hughson, Aleksandar Antonijevic, Jillian Vanstone, Sonia Rodriguez and Piotr Stanczyk

The Mad Hot Ballet gala is always one of Toronto’s most elegant of soirees at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

“Mad Hot Ballet: Dangerous Love,” the theme behind 2013’s annual fundraising gala hosted by the National Ballet of Canada, promised an evening of “Mad Hot” sizzle and drama on-and-off the stage… and the heat was certainly delivered. The evening was hosted by Jian Ghomeshi, kicking off in the amphitheatre with an incredible selection of one-night only short works hand-picked by the National Ballet’s Artistic Director, Karen Kain. This hour long performance featured a guest appearance by Svetlana Lunkina, former principal…