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National Ballet of Canada performs Orpheus Alive in Toronto, Ontario (WORLD PREMIERE)


The myth of Orpheus and Eurydice has long fascinated artists of all disciplines. The story of a gifted musician who, against all odds, travels to the underworld to bring his beloved wife back to life only to lose her again because of a moment of doubt. Robert Binet has created a rich body of work characterized by an instinctive elegance, poetic phrasing and conceptual strength. In his latest work, Orpheus Alive, the acclaimed choreographer gives us a fresh re-telling of this tragic tale by casting Orpheus as a woman. We are enveloped in a narrative at once familiar and unsettling, but which is at its heart, a story of first love and first loss. Orpheus Alive also features a commissioned score by acclaimed American composer Missy Mazzoli.

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