Ballet Jörgen Canada presents Ballet in the Studio in Toronto

October 30, 2012

For Immediate Release:
On Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6:30pm and Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 12pm, Ballet Jörgen Canada will host Ballet in the Studio, an intimate performance showcase in the company’s Toronto studios (160 Kendal Avenue, Building C, Room 126). Ballet in the Studio gives dance enthusiasts a taste of the newest and most exciting work in Ballet Jörgen Canada’s repertoire. Ballet in the Studio is made possible by George Brown College.

This year’s Ballet in the Studio will feature a diverse program of works: Silences Between by Melissa Page-Webster and Margot Bégin-Gillis, Good Mourning by Derek Sangster, and excerpts from Bengt Jörgen’s new production of Swan Lake.

Silences Between by Melissa Page-Webster and Margot Bégin-Gillis premiered on April 11, 2012 in Truro, Nova Scotia as part of Ballet Jörgen Canada’s Classical and Contemporary Ballet performance showcase.  Silences Between follows the narrative of a relationship over time and explores the communication that takes place between two people when they do not speak. The work is set to Suites for Cello by J.S. Bach, Winter by Antonio Vivaldi, and Archangel’s Lullaby by Stephen Hough and Steven Isserlis.

Good Mourning premiered on March 9, 2012 at the Betty Oliphant Theatre in Toronto, Ontario as part of Ballet Jörgen Canada’s Classical  and Contemporary Ballet performance. This work is set to The Aria Collection by Paul Schwartz and is centred on the process of grieving.

The world premiere of Bengt Jörgen’s new production of Swan Lake took place on September 28, 2012, opening Ballet Jörgen Canada’s 25th Anniversary Season to a sold-out audience at the Flato Markham Theatre. This newly-imagined version of the iconic ballet is set at the dramatic seascape of the Fortress of Louisbourg, Nova Scotia. The production features lavish original costumes by renowned designer Robert Doyle.

To order advance tickets to Ballet in the Studio ($15 for students and seniors and $20 for adults), call 416.961.4725 or email info@balletjorgen.ca.

About Ballet Jörgen Canada
For 25 years, Ballet Jörgen Canada has been recognized for creating new opportunities for choreographers, remaining true to the vision of its founders Bengt Jörgen and Susan Bodie. Ballet Jörgen Canada reaches dance enthusiasts across North America through its numerous educational and community outreach activities. These programs range from the company’s long-time collaboration with George Brown College in Toronto, to elementary school programming nationwide. Ballet Jörgen Canada’s annual touring season brings ballet performance to over 40,000 people across North America. The company has reached 268 communities over the past 25 years and was the winner of the 2011 National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring in the Performing Arts. Ballet Jörgen Canada is the first Ontario performing arts organization to be granted this prestigious honour.


For more information, photos, videos, or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Colin Asuncion, Marketing Services Coordinator:   marketing@balletjorgen.ca   416.415.5000 x 2886