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Modern ballet: Do contemporary works appeal to you?

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http://www.cbc.ca — Dancers of the Royal Ballet of London perform "Chroma" at the Gran Teatro in Havana. (Javier Galeano/Associated Press) The National Ballet of Canada is to perform contemporary works by some of the world's most prominent international choreographers in its 2010-11 season, including a ballet danced to music by the White Stripes.National Ballet artistic director Karen Kain announced a season with an emphasis on new and innovative works Monday in a media conference.Britain's Wayne McGregor was hailed as a breath of fresh air in dance circles with Chroma, a piece for five couples in flesh-coloured dancewear set to music by the White Stripes. This will the North American premiere. Kain said she has been slowly introducing National Ballet audiences to contemporary work set to modern music in her past few years as artistic director. "I think if you keep exposing them to how the art form is growing and how it is moving into our time that they come along with you, and they have been coming along with us," she said. "I think they will be as excited about seeing Chroma as I am."Do you think the National Ballet's modernization attempts will draw a younger audience? Do modern works encourage you to attend?
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