The National Ballet of Canada’s virtual season kicks off with Expansive Dances, a series of three solos created in isolation by the company’s Choreographic Associates Robert BinetGuillaume Côté and Alysa Pires.

Directed by acclaimed Canadian director Ben Shirinian and produced by Mr. Shirinian and Jared Cook of Lookout, the films unfold in expansive spaces that subvert the state of confinement brought on by the pandemic, heralding hope for a brighter future.

Lulu by Guillaume Côté 

Choreographic Associate Guillaume Côté created Lulu for his wife, Principal Dancer Heather Ogden, as part of Expansive Dances. Set to the music of Max Richter’s NovemberLulu follows a woman coming to terms with saying goodbye and having the courage to move on and start over.

Lulu is Mr. Côté’s third collaboration with director Ben Shirinian, with whom he created Lost in Motion and Lost in Motion II.

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