FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7 to April 19, 2011
MEDIA CONTACT: Peggy Walt | (902) 422-5403 |

BJC brings ballet to schoolchildren from Yarmouth to Lower Sackville

April 7, HalifaxBallet Jörgen Canada takes to the road next week for a series of performances for children and youth before arriving on the Cohn stage with its full-scale production of Coppélia: A Comedy with Love.

The company continues its popular Education and Outreach program including a morning matinee at the Cohn for at-risk and other schools, masterclasses with local dance schools, workshops and opportunities for advanced young dancers to rehearse and perform with the professional company.

The company’s schedule while in Nova Scotia includes:

Monday, April 11 – Yarmouth
Two performances of The Emperor’s New Clothes at Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School,
11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Both performances made possible by:
Spears & MacLeod Pharmacy Ltd.

Tuesday, April 12 – Digby
Performance of The Emperor’s New Clothes in Digby Elementary School, 1:00 p.m

Wednesday, April 13 – Windsor and Kentville
Performance of The Emperor’s New Clothes at Windsor Elementary School, 9:15 a.m.
Performance of The Emperor’s New Clothes at Kentville’s King’s County Academy, 1:00 p.m.
Both performances made possible by:

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Thursday, April 14 – Truro
Performances of The Emperor’s New Clothes for elementary schools at Cobequid Educational Centre in Truro
10:00 a.m. performance made possible by:
Lenore Zann, MLA

12:00 noon performance made possible by:

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Friday, April 15 – Dartmouth and Lower Sackville
School performances of Emperor’s New Clothes at Ian Forsyth School, Dartmouth
School performance of Emperor’s New Clothes at Millwood School, Lower Sackville

Sunday, April 17 – Dartmouth
Alderney Landing Library, Children’s Department, Dartmouth
Free!  Meet BJC dancers in costumes and learn more about Coppelia!
2:30 p.m. for one hour

Tuesday, April 19 – Halifax
Matinee performance at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium for invited local at-risk and other schools at 10:30 a.m.
Pre-performance talk with Clea Iveson, BJC on Coppelia at 6:15 p.m.
Performance of Coppelia at 7:00 p.m.

About Ballet Jörgen Canada

Ballet Jörgen Canada is the only major Canadian ballet company with a repertoire exclusively of original works. For almost 25 years, the organization has sought to advance the art and appreciation of ballet and Canadian choreography through performance, educational experiences and outreach.

As “Canada’s Local Ballet Company” Ballet Jörgen Canada shares the art form with more Canadian communities than any other dance company. Through performances, education and outreach programming, Ballet Jörgen Canada reaches over 50,000 people each year – one third of whom are under the age of 18. For more information visit

Halifax programming made possible with the support of :

David and Margaret Fountain

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With additional support from Ballet Jörgen Canada donors in Nova Scotia

Atlantic Canada programming supported by:


With additional support from:

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Ballet in the Schools
April 11 to 19, 2011
Yarmouth to Lower Sackville (and everywhere in between)
For information: (902) 422-5403