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[Toronto, ON – 10 June 2015] Holiday magic is made year after year by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s traditional treasure 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 favourite that brings magic to the holidays.

Born from a collaboration with Kleinburg’s world renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection, and with well over 100 rich costumes designed by Sue LePage, The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition brings out the magic of Canada. 20th Century landscapes make up the stun¬ning 30-foot backdrops, including Franklin Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset (1931), Tom Thompson’s Snow in the Woods (1916), and L.L. Fitzgerald’s Trees and Wildflowers (1922). This is a beautiful Canadian work, and audiences are taken on Klara’s familiar, magical dream journey as she arrives in Canada and experiences winter landscapes filled with snowflakes, lumberjacks, Mounties, and creatures of the woods.

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

The Nutcracker by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is a na¬tional treasure that will warm the hearts of young and old alike. It is a holiday tradition that has showcased the magic of the season for years. Rediscover the joy of dance with the show that audiences flock back to again and again – 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, marketing@balletjorgen.ca