Challenging gender stereotypes | Robert Binet/The National Ballet of Canada | TEDxToronto

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    On October 22, 2015, some of Toronto’s greatest thinkers and change-makers joined together onstage at TEDxToronto to deliver powerful talks and performances tha

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    On October 22, 2015, some of Toronto’s greatest thinkers and change-makers joined together onstage at TEDxToronto to deliver powerful talks and performances that embodied our theme, Thresholds.

    nnTo learn more visit: tedxtoronto.com.

    nFollow TEDxToronto on Twitter (@TEDxToronto), Facebook (TEDxToronto), and Instagram (@TEDxToronto).nnOne of the top international ballet companies, The National Ballet of Canada, was founded in 1951.

    A company of 70 dancers with its own orchestra, the National Ballet has been led by Artistic Director Karen Kain since 2005.

    Renowned for its diverse repertoire, the company performs traditional full-length classics, embraces contemporary work and encourages the creation of new ballets as well as the development of Canadian choreographers.nnRobert Binet is one of the most exciting choreographers of the new ballet generation.

    Prior to joining the National Ballet as Choreographic Associate, he was the first-ever Choreographic Apprentice for The Royal Ballet in London.

    Robert has created works for The Dutch National Ballet, The German National Youth Ballet and Wayne McGregor | Random Dance and has collaborated with indie artists such as Owen Pallett and Belle & Sebastian.

    In September, Robert will be the first Canadian in over 20 years to create a new ballet for the New York City Ballet.nnThis talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

    Learn more at ted.com/tedx

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