Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet is embarking on an overseas tour in celebration of its 70th anniversary.
The RWB will leave Winnipeg October 9 and perform in Tel Aviv, Israel October 14, 15, 16 as the first stop on their tour.
“Touring is at the core of the RWB’s success,” said Artistic Director André Lewis. “It’s deeply engrained [sic] in our character. We are thrilled to bring our energy and style overseas and to once again perform in Israel, after being away for three decades. This tour is very much a platform to enhance and reinvigorate our reputation internationally. We embrace our role as ambassadors for Manitoba and Canada.”
$150,000 from the Province of Manitoba was committed to the month-long tour at an announcement Thursday morning. Also providing funding for the tour are the Canada Council for the Arts, The Asper Foundation and the private and corporate communities.
During its 70-year history, the RWB has toured in no less than 573 cities in 44 countries. It’s also the first Canadian ballet company to perform in Jordan.
- October 14, 15, 16 Tel Aviv, Israel
- October 18, 19 Jerusalem, Israel
- October 20, 21 Haifa, Israel
- October 23 Amman, Jordan
- October 26 Bratislava, Slovakia
- October 30 Prague, Czech Republic
More information on the upcoming 2010 tour is available at RWB.org.