Halifax NS – (October 16, 2012) – On Tuesday October 23rd to Friday October 26th Ballet Jörgen Canada brings two Nova Scotia dancers together for a performance at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.  This special event is presented as part of Ballet Jörgen Canada’s 25th Anniversary Season and is presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Choreographer and Halifax resident, Ruth-Ellen Kroll Jackson is working with Hannah Mae Cruddas, a Nova Scotia native and dancer with Ballet Jörgen Canada, on two pieces inspired by Canadian visual artists. The two dances are being created specifically for the exhibit spaces at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

The first piece is inspired by the works of Emily Carr. The second piece is based upon and will be danced alongside a sculptural installation by Attila Richard Lukacs.  Mr. Lukacs’ sculpture is a recent gift to the Gallery from BMO Financial Group.

Performances happen twice daily at 10:00 a.m and 2:00 p.m. the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on October 23-26, 2012.  The audience is invited to speak with Hannah Mae after the performance of each piece.

Ballet Jörgen Canada and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia gratefully acknowledges the support of the Marriott Halifax Harbourfront.

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For more information, photos, video, or to arrange for an interview, please contact:
Donna Wellard,  Marketing & Communications at wellardc@gov.ns.ca, 902.424.2903
Peggy Walt, Atlantic Coordinator, at peggy@culturalaffairs.ca, 902.422.5403