For Immediate Release

At the Confederation Centre of the Arts on Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

[Charlottetown, PE – March 30, 2015] Canada’s Ballet Jörgen returns to the Confederation Centre of the Arts on Thursday, April 9th with the fairy tale classic, Cinderella. “Our last visit to Charlottetown was in 2008 with a successful performance of our Canadian Nutcracker ballet. We are excited to be coming back to Prince Edward Island this spring”, said Artistic Director and CEO Bengt Jörgen.

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen just completed six weeks of touring throughout Western Canada. The Cinderella Tour, having been met with standing ovations, sold-out houses and critical praise, is an important part of the company’s commitment to providing Canadians from coast to coast with the opportunity to experience first-rate ballet. “You can’t help but cheer!”, concluded The Winnipeg Free Press.

Bengt Jörgen’s magnificent version of Cinderella is a must-see, sparkling treat. When Cinderella encounters an old lady, a magic seed and a flock of enchanting fairies, she begins an adventure that will change her life – and upset her snooty stepsisters. Jörgen’s choreography balances the fairy tale with contemporary family relationships creating an evening filled with wonder, laughter, and love.

Cinderella by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is an innovative take on the classic fairy tale. Jörgen’s choreography fuses with modern realism resulting in a very human take on Cinderella and her circumstances.

Glenn Davidson’s set design creates a fantastical environment where ice storms and old forest growth represent the natural world reclaiming man-made structures. Costume designs by Robert Doyle playfully echo each character’s personality. Ballet Jörgen’s Cinderella is a classical ballet with modern and dramatic sensibilities.

On Thursday, April 9th, come and see Cinderella, the ballet critics have hailed as “Destined to live happily ever after” (Paula Citron, The Globe and Mail).

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.

www.balletjorgencanada.ca

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen performs Cinderella at Confederation Centre of the Arts on Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets visit http://www.confederationcentre.com/ or call – 1 800 565 0278.

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

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Government Partners:  image2 18   image2  image2 15
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Apprentice Program   image7 3
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