Kudelka’s major works for The National Ballet include An Italian Straw Hat (2005); Cinderella (2004); Chacony (2004); his first full-length original ballet, The Contract (The Pied Piper) (2002); The Firebird (2000), a co-production between The National Ballet of Canada, American Ballet Theatre and Houston Ballet; A Disembodied Voice (1999); Swan Lake (1999); The Four Seasons (1997); The Nutcracker (1995); Spring Awakening (1994); The Actress (1994); The Miraculous Mandarin (1993) and Pastorale (1990). His works for other companies include In Paradisum (1983) and Désir (1991) for Les Grands Ballets Canadiens; The Heart of the Matter (1986) for The Joffrey Ballet; Fifteen Heterosexual Duets (1991) for Toronto Dance Theatre; Terra Firma (1995) and Some Women and Men (1998) for San Francisco Ballet; Le Baiser de la fée (1996) for Birmingham Royal Ballet; The Book of Alleged Dances (1999) for The Australian Ballet and Gazebo Dances (2003) for BalletMet.
In 2005, Kudelka was appointed Officer of The Order of Canada.
Désir is Kudelka’s fifth work to enter American Ballet Theatre’s repertoire since Cruel World (1994), States of Grace (1995) and Sin and Tonic (2002) and Cinderella (2006).
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