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Cinderella – Bouffonia – Live Music – Sold-out House

[St. John’s, NL – April 2, 2015] By popular demand, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (CBJ)  will return for a second time this season to Atlantic Canada & Québec with their critically acclaimed production of Cinderella. The production will open to a sold-out performance at the St. John’s Arts & Culture Centre on Saturday April 4th.  Afterwards, upon returning home to Nova Scotia, the company will team up with Symphony Nova Scotia for three performances of Cinderella at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium in Halifax on April 17th & 18th. CBJ will also bring its much celebrated one-act ballet Bouffonia by Robert Desrosiers to the Festival Stage in Wolfville, Nova Scotia on Sunday April 12th.

“You can’t help but cheer!” – The Winnipeg Free Press.

In addition to dates in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland,  the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and the Capitol Theatre in Moncton, New Brunswick will also be seeing return visits from the company, while Saguenay and Alma in Québec will be hosting CBJ for the first time.

“We want to spark people’s imaginations,” says Bengt Jörgen, CBJ’s Artistic Director. “We want to open up a whole other dimension with art – that’s what it’s all about. We are particularly pleased to be able to partner with Symphony Nova Scotia to present Cinderella to live music in Halifax- when it’s done right, there’s nothing like it.”

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen provides extensive educational and community programming as part of its tours, which includes our Local Participant program, a venture that allows dance students in every community to have the opportunity to gain invaluable performance experience. This tour will put particular focus on educational programming which, in addition to the company’s local participant’s performances, will include master classes, workshops and a full day of open classes for youth and children in Halifax on April 19th.  For registration, please visit: http://www.balletjorgen.ca/index.cfm?pagePath=Education_BJC_Community/Workshops/Student_for_a_Day&id=27166.

Wherever possible, CBJ is committed to recruiting and training its own dancers from the communities it works in: 14 of the company’s professional dancers have participated in the company’s training programs, including Dartmouth, Nova Scotia native Hannah Mae Cruddas. The company will hold an audition for all of its training programs and company positions at the Maritime Conservatory in Halifax on April 19th. The company will deliver educational programming in Alma, Charlottetown, the Halifax Regional Municipality (Bedford, Dartmouth and Halifax), New Minas, Moncton, Saguenay, St. John’s, Summerside, Truro, Windsor and Wolfville.

‘When our dancers and artistic staff work with young dancers, we look to inspire them to work hard and to instill our value of a commitment to high standards in technique, professionalism and artistry. I hope that students walk away from their time with us with a newly triggered commitment and love for the work and beauty of dance.” Clea Iveson, Education Manager

About Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen builds communities across Canada through the shared experience of professional ballet. Reaching every province with over 600 events annually, we ensure communities large and small, urban and rural have access to a ballet experience that is recognized for its innovation, warmth and beauty. Inspiring and connecting with Canadians for over 25 years, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen makes ballet and Canadian choreography a meaningful part of Canadians’ lives through performance, education, and community engagement. http://www.balletjorgencanada.ca

About Symphony Nova Scotia

Symphony Nova Scotia is Nova Scotia’s orchestra. Each year, more than 50,000 audience members (including 15,000 young music lovers) join us in communities across Nova Scotia for performances of the music they love – from baroque and classical to pop, rock and folk. Under the inspirational leadership of Music Director Bernhard Gueller, Symphony Nova Scotia is one of the most broadcasted orchestras in the country, with over 20 commercial releases and multiple East Coast Music Awards. Visit www.symphonynovascotia.ca to learn more, listen online, or get tickets today!

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Canada`s Ballet Jörgen season 2014-2015 – Spring Atlantic and Québec dates

April
Apr 4 Cinderella St. John’s Arts and Culture Centre, St. John’s, NL
Apr 9 Cinderella Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown, PE
Apr 12 Formation Acadia University, Wolfville, NS
Apr 15 Cinderella Capitol Theatre, Moncton, NB
Apr 17 Cinderella Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax, NS
Apr 18 Cinderella Dalhousie Arts Centre, Halifax, NS
Apr 23 Cinderella Diffusion Saguenay, Saguenay, QC
Apr 25 Cinderella Ville D’Alma Spectacles, Alma, QC

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is grateful for the support of its 2014-2015 partners:

Season Sponsor:  RBCWM_LogoDes_H_K_PE
National and St. John’s Presenting Partner:  image5 5
Tour Funding Partners:  image2 image2 18

This performance is made possible in part by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council’s National Touring program.

Cinderella Creation Partner:  image5 6
Atlantic School Program Sponsor:  image2 11
 image3 4 We thank Aeroplan for its ongoing support
through the Beyond Miles program.
Education Partner:  image8 15
Apprentice Program:  image7 3
Media Partner:   image10 12 Accommodation Partners: image11 6  image12 2

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