November 23, 2010

Kitchener, ON – Ballet Jörgen Canada are proving once again that they are “Canada’s local ballet company.” This holiday season, they are proud to announce new partnerships with THEMUSEUM and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony to bring art to new audiences in Waterloo Region, by way of Nutcracker Fever and the Arts Lovers Subscription Package.

Nutcracker Fever will hit THEMUSEUM (10 King Street West, Kitchener) on December 5th, 2010 with a day full of activities suitable for the whole family. Get up close and personal with ballet in a museum atmosphere:

12:00pm – Museum opens
1:00pm – Preview performance by Ballet Jörgen Canada of The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition. Stay after the show to meet the dancers, get autographs and learn the 5 ballet positions
2:00pm – Sugar Plum Tea and Lecture with Artistic Director of Ballet Jörgen Canada Bengt Jörgen and Virginia Eichhorn curator of the SEARCHING FOR TOM – Tom Thomson; Man, Myth and Masterworks.  Hear how the work of the Group of Seven influenced the creation of The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition and SEARCHING FOR TOM – Tom Thomson: Man, Myth and Masterworks. Tea and light snacks will be served.
3:00pm – create your own work of art inspired by the Group of Seven with two fun crafts to choose from.

All activities are free with general admission to THEMUSEUM; General admission is $10.00 and kids under 3 are FREE. For more information please visit online at

The Art Lovers Subscription Package is another new offering this year that will make the perfect present for nearly anyone on your holiday list. A joint venture between Ballet Jörgen Canada, THEMUSEUM and the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, this exciting package offers an exceptional value of 20% off admission tickets. The package includes:

  • One ticket to The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition by Ballet Jörgen Canada on December 28th at 7:00pm at Centre in the Square. (B level seats)
  • One ticket to Tchaikovsky, Piano Concerto No. 1 by the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony on January 29th at 8:00pm at Centre in the Square. (B level seats)
  • Bonus 20% off coupon for one admission to SEARCHING FOR TOM – Tom Thomson: Man, Myth and Masterworks exhibit at THEMUSEUM opening February 2011

The entire package is only $72: 20% off! The Art Lovers Subscription Package is available through the Centre in the Square box office using promo code _________. Visit or call 1(800) 265 8977.

About Ballet Jörgen Canada:

Widely recognized for its innovation, warmth, humor and beauty, Ballet Jörgen Canada formed in 1987, and is the only major Canadian ballet company with a repertoire exclusively of original works.   Ballet Jörgen Canada gives over 120 performances a year, fulfilling their mandate to bring ballet to a wide range of rural based, urban and inner-city communities. Presenting here for over 15 years, the company connects with a broad age range through its school programs, work with local dance schools and choreographers as well as their large-stage performances.

About The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition:

Ballet Jörgen’s The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition is a wonderful rendition of E.T.A Hoffman’s popular Nutcracker story with a quintessential Canadian twist. Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen whose inspiration came from the works of the world renowned Klienburg’s McMichael Canadian Art Collection.  The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition setting is established by the backdrop of a trio of iconic Group of Seven paintings; Frank Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset, Tom Thomson’s Snow in the Woods and L.L. FitzGeralds’ Tress and Wildflowers. Audiences are taken on a magical journey with Klara through the beloved Canadian winter landscapes filled with snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties and woodland creatures.  The Nutcracker, a Canadian Tradition speaks to our Canadian identity. Performances run December 28, 2010 at 2 p.m. and 7p.m at the Centre in the Square (101 Queen St. N Kitchener) and feature the performance of few selected aspiring young dancers from Kitchener-Waterloo. For tickets visit or call 1(800) 265 8977.

Kitchener-Waterloo programming is made possible by:

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Delta Kitchener-Waterloo

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For more information, photos, or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Gabrielle Clermont, Publicity and Outreach Coordinator, 519.239.6972