Next Canada All Star Ballet Gala: Toronto, October 28, 2017
Pointe’s December 2014/January 2015 cover shoot
Collaboration for The National Ballet: Lost in a Dream
A Plus Creative and The National Ballet of Canada collaborate on a short film. Behind the scenes.
Chasing Shadows, the short film featured above, is arguably what happens when you put Svetlana Lunkina, principal dancer with the National Ballet of Canada, and Anastasia Adani, creative director of A Plus Creative studio in Toronto, in the same room together. Plus a handful of the industry’s finest, of course. Wanting to cast the former Bolshoi Ballet principal in a different light, Ms. Adani sought the counsel of her artist-father, Alexander Perebatov and surrealism became the order of the day. Drop the tulle; bring on the PVC.
Svetlana Lunkina performed recently in Guillaume Côté’s new ballet based on Sartre’s text, “Being and Nothingness,” in a stirring role—the living room carpet doesn’t quite look the same. This year marks Ms. Lunkina’s first full season as a principal with the National Ballet, and having performed in ballets as diverse as Wayne McGregor’s “Chroma,” Alexei Ratmansky’s “Shostakovich Trilogy” and Christopher Wheeldon’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” she makes a plaything of expectations; she is the ballerina redefined.