Corps de Ballet Nationale
in Bethany's Gate
A ground-breaking eight-clown "ballet within a play" about the struggles of a displaced ballet company in exile trying to mount a lost national treasure.
This sly comic indictment of chronic underfunding of the arts was collectively created through a two-year process of in-character improvisation.
Hadrian Abbott, Wendy Akerboom, Jenn Hall, Diana Kolpak, Kathleen LeRoux, Giovanni Salvia, Meagan O'Shea, David Benjamin Tomlinson
co-director: David Benjamin Tomlinson
lighting design: Sharon DiGenova
set design: Wendy Akerboom
costume design: the company*
original score: James Fisher*
choreography: Meagan O'Shea
graphic design: Rob Kimmel
The Theatre Centre, Toronto
Harbourfront Centre, Toronto
* Dora Mavor Moore Nominations