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[Toronto, ON – July 22, 2014] Holiday magic is made year after year by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s treasured production of The Nutcracker: a Canadian Tradition. Created by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen to Tchaikovsky’s well-loved score, this delightful classic is a perennial holiday favourite with audiences from coast to coast.

The Nutcracker: a Canadian Tradition was created from a collaboration with Kleinburg’s world-renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection. With over one hundred costumes designed by Sue LePage, the production showcases the magic of Canada, utilizing famous Canadian landscape paintings to make up the stun¬ning thirty foot backdrops. Some of the inspiring works featured are Tom Thompson’s Snow in the Woods (1916), Franklin Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset (1931), and L.L. Fitzgerald’s Trees and Wildflowers (1922), all from the McMichael collection. This Nutcracker has a distinctive Canadian flavour: as audiences are taken on Klara’s magical dream journey, she arrives in Canada, experiencing winter landscapes filled with snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties and creatures of the woods.

The Nutcracker has several roles for youth dancers, including characters such as chipmunks, frogs, dragonflies, bear cubs, and other forest creatures. The Nutcracker Youth Program gives young dancers from many Canadian communities the opportunity to perform with a professional dance company, interact with company members and gain invaluable performance experience.

The Nutcracker by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is a na¬tional treasure suitable for all ages. Rediscover the joy of dance with the show that audiences flock back to season after season – The Nutcracker: a Canadian Tradition.

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.

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For more information, photos, media passes, and/or to request an interview, contact:
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, Anne Zozo, 416.415.5000 x 2886,