January 14, 2010. Toronto, OntarioBengt Jörgen, Artistic Director & CEO of Ballet Jörgen Canada, is pleased to announce the company’s fifteen performance tour to twelve BC and Alberta communities during its 2010 Western Canada Tour of Cinderella.

After its 2009 tour, Ballet Jörgen Canada was named the 2009 Touring Company of the Year by the British Columbia Touring Council.  Tickets for the 2010 tour are already selling fast with the February 19 performance in Medicine Hat, AB and the February 28 performance in Spruce Grove, BC now sold out!

With choreography by Bengt Jörgen set to Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless music, this sparkling and innovative fairy tale enchants audiences with its magic and beauty. Cinderella also features sets and lighting by Glenn Davidson and costumes by Robert Doyle.

This dazzling production has received both audience and critical acclaim:  “This is a honey of a production – one that brings magic back to the ballet stage.” The Hamilton Spectator and “A classic refreshed.” The National Post

Throughout its 2010 Western Canada Tour of Cinderella, the company will perform on the following dates:

Feb 4
Maple Ridge, BC
The ACT www.theactmapleridge.org

Feb. 6 & 7
Sidney, BC
Mary Winspear Centre www.marywinspear.ca

Feb. 10
Powell River, BC
Max Cameron Theatre www.maxcamerontheatre.ca

Feb. 13 &14
Nelson, BC
Capitol Theatre www.capitoltheatre.bc.ca

Feb. 15
Cranbrook, BC
Key City Theatre  www.keycitytheatre.com

Feb. 17
High River, AB
Highwood Memorial Centre www.highwoodmemorialcentre.com

Feb. 19 – SOLD OUT!
Medicine Hat, AB
Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre www.esplanade.ca

Feb. 21
Brooks, AB
Griffin Park Theatre
Newell Concert Association

Feb. 24
Lloydminster, AB
Vic Juba Community Theatre www.vicjubatheatre.ca

Feb. 26
Jasper, AB
Jasper Activity Centre
Arts Jasper Society

Feb. 28 – SOLD OUT!
Spruce Grove, AB
Horizon Stage Performing Arts Centre  www.horizonstage.com

Mar. 5 & 6
Fort McMurray, AB
Keyano Theatre www.keyano.ca/theatre

While on tour, Ballet Jörgen Canada will continue with its popular Education and Outreach program which includes master classes, workshops, and opportunities for advanced young dancers to rehearse and perform with the professional company. For more information about the 2010 Education & Outreach opportunities, please contact outreach@balletjorgen.ca or visit www.balletjorgencanada.ca.

Cinderella was made possible by the generous support of:
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The 2010 Western Canada tour of Cinderella is made possible with the support of:
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With additional support from:
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Widely recognized for its innovation, warmth, humour and beauty, Ballet Jörgen Canada is the only major Canadian ballet company with a repertoire exclusively of original works.  With over two decades of innovation in creating opportunities for Canadian choreographers and engagement with communities in outreach and educational activities, Ballet Jörgen Canada remains true to the vision of its founders, Bengt Jörgen and Susan Bodie.  Ballet Jörgen Canada’s educational activities range from its long-time collaboration with George Brown College in Toronto to elementary school programming that brings ballet to children across the country.  In addition, Ballet Jörgen Canada’s annual touring brings ballet performances to over 50,000 people from coast to coast in Canada and northern USA, sharing the experience of ballet with more communities in Canada than any other dance company.  With a ‘hub’ in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and centres in Ottawa and Kitchener-Waterloo, Ballet Jörgen Canada is truly Canada’s Local Ballet Company.

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For more information, contact:
Jonathan Holtby | Marketing & Development Coordinator | Ballet Jörgen Canada
416-415-5000 x 2886 | marketing@balletjorgen.ca | www.balletjorgencanada.ca

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