NOVEMBER 11 TO 20 A beloved fairytale reaches great heights on stage as the National Ballet of Canada presents Cinderella. Although this timeless tale is set to classic music by Sergei Prokofiev, the production is a thoroughly modern one thanks to the inventive and enthralling choreography of James Kudelka. In this version, the dancers’ movements emphasize their characters’ stories of personal growth through the power of love. Combined with stunning sets and costumes, this beautiful ballet will be a sight to behold. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, various times, $12 to $201; call 416-345-9595 or navigate here for tickets.
The National Ballet of Canada's Swan Lake (photo by David Cooper)
MARCH 11 TO 21 Ask any budding ballerina to make a list of her dream roles and Princess Odette from Swan Lake is bound to be on it. And for good reason—the haunting strains of Tchaikovsky’s score and the sensual grace required of the dancers never fail to cast a spell on audiences. The National Ballet of Canada presents the 19th-century masterpiece with choreography by James Kudelka, whose renowned interpretation highlights the tragic implications of this tale of doomed love between a prince and a princess who has been transformed into a swan. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, $20 to $210; call 416-345-9595 or navigate here for times and tickets.