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May Hot Date—Ballerina’s Final Bow

Giselle May 27 to 31 Giselle, the latest production from the National Ballet of Canada, takes a graceful leap into the spirit world. With music by French composer Adolphe Adams, the ballet blanc tells the ethereal story of a peasant girl betrayed by love who dances herself to death and joins a group of jilted souls inhabiting a nearby forest. This piece marks principal dancer Chan Hon Goh’s farewell recital after a 20 year career. Brimming with otherworldly costumes and eerie sets, the romantic ballet has been a company mainstay since its premiere in 1970. Wednesday to Saturday 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m., $20 to $200; call 416-345-9595 to buy.

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