by Erin Brennan, Student, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet School
The month of October is drawing to a close and the hype for the trip to Toronto is building! For the students coming from the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the trip seems to be even sooner as we actually begin a performance tour the week before Assemblée Internationale.
Excitement is beginning to build and it seems the time crunch has hit us all as we suddenly realize just how close the festival is.
My fellow students and I are really looking forward to working with other young artists from around the world and of course to hit the stage. The nerves have not hit me yet, but I’m sure they will come in time.
I have been to Toronto many times before as my hometown is just outside the city. That being said, I really don’t know the city that well as I usually only go to see shows or meet up with friends. I am really looking forward to seeing the National Ballet of Canada perform The Sleeping Beauty. I grew up watching the National Ballet but have yet to see their production of Sleeping Beauty, so it will be a treat. For me, the most fun thing is going to be meeting people from all over the dance world and learning about different cultures and ways of training!
Can’t wait to see you all soon!