Last week, the Mad Hot Ballet event took place at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage was once again a proud sponsor of this event, which supports The National Ballet of Canada and their talented artists and community programmes, which inspire movement, imagination and creative expression.
An evening of dance, music, fashion and food, the edition of the annual gala raised over $1.2 million in support of the National Ballet artists, performances and community programmes. The evening began with an hour-long performance featuring the preview of a new work by Choreographic Associate Robert Binet, Dialogue Dances, performed by Principal Dancers Skylar Campbell and Xiao Nan Yu, First Soloist Hannah Fischer and Second Soloist Spencer Hack. The performance concluded with a pas de deux from The Merry Widow danced by Principal Dancers Guillaume Côté and Ms. Yu who retires after 22 years with the company at the end of the season.
Following the performance, 2,000 attendees enjoyed signature cocktails at a reception inspired by the tastes and beauty of Morocco in the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room. The 620 gala dinner guests took their places onstage at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for a gourmet meal prepared by Sash Simpson and concluded the evening with a night of dancing with Artists of the Ballet.
Photos via George Pimentel Photography