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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Lawren Harris-inspired ballet at the Art Gallery of Ontario

The Dreamers Ever Leave You
An immersive ballet inspired by the work of Lawren Harris
performed in gallery at the AGO

This fall, the Art Gallery of Ontario and The National Ballet of Canada come together to co-present The Dreamers Ever Leave You, an innovative new ballet created and choreographed by rising star Robert Binet and inspired by the work of iconic Canadian painter Lawren Harris. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris, The Dreamers Ever Leave You is an immersive ballet created for a gallery setting.


Featuring music by composer Lubomyr Melnyk and performed at the Art Gallery of Ontario by artists of The National Ballet, The Dreamers Ever Leave You invites visitors to move through the gallery as the performance happens around them. Melnyk will perform his score live in the space alongside the dancers, who will move freely under shifting light and colour, evoking Harris’ majestic visions of land, light and sky.


Tickets will go on sale to the public on March 24 at 10 am.

Performance Dates and Times
August 31 – September 10, 2016

At the Art Gallery of Ontario, in the Signy Eaton Gallery (second floor)
AGO Members: $45 | Public: $55 (plus applicable tax and service charges)

  • Tickets to this special Ballet include admission to the exhibition, The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris on your selected performance date. 

Performance Times Entry Times
Wednesday, August 31, 6 – 8:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 7:30 pm
Friday, September 2, 6 – 8:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 3, 2 – 4:30 pm 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 3:30 pm
Wednesday, September 7,  6 – 8:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 7:30 pm
Friday, September 9,  6 – 8:30 pm 6:00 pm 6:45 pm 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 10, 2 – 4:30 pm 2:00 pm 2:45 pm 3:30 pm
 
A Note About the Performances
Please note that The Dreamers Ever Leave You is an immersive gallery performance. It will be located at the Art Gallery of Ontario in the Signy Eaton Gallery on the second floor. Visitors are invited to move throughout the gallery as the performance happens around them. We recommend visitors plan to stay for 30 minutes or more. For visitors with accessibility needs a very limited number of seats will be available. Tickets will be timed, with three entry times available per performance.


The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris is co-organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Hammer Museum curated by comedian, musician, actor and writer Steve Martin in collaboration with Cynthia Burlingham, Deputy Director, Curatorial Affairs at the Hammer Museum, and Andrew Hunter, Fredrik S. Eaton Curator of Canadian Art at the AGO.  At the core of this exhibition are more than 30 of Harris's most significant northern landscapes from the 1920s and 1930s, drawn from major public and private collections.


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