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Full Houses – Standing Ovations – Critical Praise
[Toronto, ON – March 18, 2015] Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s National Tour of Cinderella has passed its halfway mark, completing six weeks of touring throughout Northern Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. 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!” – The Winnipeg Free Press.
The tour marked the company’s first return to Winnipeg since 1992, and was a massive success with a sold-out performance at Centennial Hall – a venue with an impressive 2,300 seating capacity. Other highlights have included performing with the Thunder Bay Symphony; a premier performance in the spectacular new Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre in Camrose, Alberta; and reaching a number of Northern British Columbia communities for the first time, including Smithers, Fort St. James and Quesnel.
“Elegance and Adventure: An Enchanting Cinderella.” – The Walleye, Thunder Bay.
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen provides extensive education 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. Through master classes, workshops and other interactive community events, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen supports the growth of the next generation of professional dancers and dance lovers.
“We’d also like to add one more comment … how much we appreciate the Local Participant program. We had four local dancers, including two First Nations young men, taking part tonight with their parents, family members and friends in the audience… The Local Participant Programme is such an important part of what Ballet Jorgen does, and we want to say ‘thank you’ to all in the Company who facilitate the LP programme – and who helped to make it happen in Burns Lake, for our community and our youth.” – John and Sandra Barth, Lakes District Arts Council.
“You were amazing in Fort St James. Just unbelievable. Truly a night to remember. Thank you.” – Audience member, Fort St James, B.C.
The Cinderella Tour continues with performances in Toronto and Hamilton before heading to St. John’s, NL for performances in Atlantic Canada. These will be followed by the production’s second visit to Quebec this season.
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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Canada`s Ballet Jörgen season 2014-2015 – Remaining tour dates
|Mar 21||Cinderella||Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto, ON|
|Mar 22||Cinderella||Betty Oliphant Theatre, Toronto, ON|
|Mar 26||Cinderella||Hamilton Place, Hamilton, ON|
|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||Cinderella||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|
|May 2||Cinderella||Grand Theatre, Kingston, ON|