AI Innovations


STREAM was performed in Choregraphy: Fast Forward on May 3rd and 4th, 2013. 

We were thrilled to have the participating AI 13 students and staff at NBS! With representatives from 18 international schools for an intensive seven days of classes, rehearsals and performances we know the ballet world was watching Toronto!

AI 13 saw several new components, all of which involve using technology in ways not previously utilized by ballet schools:  

The Creative Challenge – the festival’s culminating student conference – will propose a creative opportunity for students to continue their collaborative work. Students are encouraged to work with other artists and creators, to share their processes and upload videos of the work in progress. The Creative Challenge asks that the work be performed in a non-traditional dance venue and shared through the portal provided for this exercise. 

STREAM, the new choreographed work by Shaun Amyot and Michael Schumacher features dancers in Toronto and Amsterdam, performing and interacting together through a live-streamed feed. While initially choreographed with students in Toronto and Amsterdam, the performances saw a blended cast on the Toronto stage made up of students participating in the AI 13.

Finally, throughout AI 13, audiences were invited to watch rehearsals, classes and performances via live-stream. These will be available to view online until Friday, May 31, 2013. 

Classes, rehearsals and performances will all be available for viewing here
*NOTE: Flash is required to view captured classes and rehearsals. 

Select performances at the Betty Oliphant Theatre during AI 13 from April 29 to May 4, including Cheryl Belkin Epstein’s Anna Pavlova presentation May 2, are available for viewing here.  


Participating Schools

Participating Schools

The schools invited to participate in the Assemblée International 2013 are those with whom NBS has a long standing history of co-operation developed over the past twenty years... Learn more >>



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