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June Hot Date—Two Shows by the National Ballet of Canada

The National Ballet of Canada interprets the poetry of Anne Michaels in <i>Skin Divers</i> (photo by Gary Beechy).

The National Ballet of Canada interprets the poetry of Anne Michaels in Skin Divers (photo by Gary Beechy).

JUNE 6 TO 14 The National Ballet of Canada offers two unique shows on one bill with its productions of Carmen and Skin Divers. Re-conceptualized by Italian choreographer Davide Bombana, this North American premiere of Carmen provocatively addresses the intensity of a love that can both devour and destroy. In the company premiere of Skin Divers—inspired by Can Lit darling Anne Michaels’ book of poetry by the same name—choreographer Dominique Dumais explores what she calls “the body as a living archive of experience, or a museum of memory.” Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Wednesday to Saturday 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m., $20 to $200; call 416-345-9595 to purchase.

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