Coppélia National Tour

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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s 31st season will feature a Canada wide tour of the beloved comedy Coppélia: A Comedy with Love. Coppélia is a complete re-imagination of the world’s only surviving comedic classical ballet. It is a daring, bold and funny story that takes us into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toy maker who wishes he could bring a perfect doll to life. CBJ’s contemporary retelling of the story has been lauded as one of the best balletic representations of fantastical storytelling the world over.

Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen and set to the original score by Leo Delibes, CBJ’s production of Coppélia originally premiered in 2001 and is an international co-production between Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and The Hong Kong Ballet.

The company’s 2018-2019 tour of Coppélia will begin in Cambridge in September 2018 and includes stops in seven Canadian provinces and Wyoming.

“The entire Jörgen company fills the stage with such exquisite life you are swept along for an entertaining ride… A spirited and memorable production of Coppélia – I loved every moment of it.”
Gary Smith, Hamilton Spectator


The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition 2018 Tour

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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s 2018-2019 season will also include its annual tour of The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition. Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s beloved score, the ballet is set in and around Algonquin Park in 1912 and features Trillium flowers, loons and other distinct Canadian representations replacing the traditional Nutcracker dances. Designed by award-winning designer Sue LePage, the sets and costumes take audiences on a grand journey through northern landscapes filled with snowflakes, Mounties, raccoons, chipmunks, bears and other creatures of the woods.

This delightful re-working of the timeless classic is born from a collaboration with Kleinberg Ontario’s world-renowned McMichael Canadian Art Collection. The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition features backdrops and other elements from Canada’s 20th Century landscape artists – Franklin Carmichael’s Church and Houses at Bisset (1931), Tom Thomson’s Snow in the Woods (1916) and L.L. FitzGerald’s Trees and Wildflowers (1922).

The Nutcracker tour will begin with four performances across Saskatchewan in November 2018 before returning for a month-long tour of Ontario.


2018-2019 Coppélia Tour Dates*

Cambridge, ONSeptember 16, 2018
Ottawa, ONOctober 19, 2018
Guelph, ONJanuary 20, 2019
Nelson, BCFebruary 2, 2019
Duncan, BC February 7, 2019
West Vancouver, BCFebruary 10 to 11, 2019
Chilliwack, BCFebruary 14, 2019
Maple Ridge, BCFebruary 15, 2019
Vernon, BCFebruary 20, 2019
Cranbrook, BCFebruary 22, 2019
Medicine Hat, ABFebruary 24, 2019
Ft. Saskatchewan, ABFebruary 28, 2019
Spruce Grove, ABMarch 2, 2019
Sheridan, WyomingMarch 8 to 9, 2019
Camrose, AB
March 14, 2019
Fort McMurray, ABMarch 16, 2019
Brandon, MBMarch 21, 2019
Flin Flon, MBMarch 23, 2019
Summerside, PEIApril 7, 2019
Halifax, NSApril 12 to 14, 2019
Fredericton, NB April 17, 2019
Saint John, NBApril 20, 2019


2018 Nutcracker Tour Dates*

Weyburn, SKNovember 14, 2018
Regina, SKNovember 16, 2018
Saskatoon, SKNovember 18, 2018
Swift Current, SKNovember 21, 2018
Peterborough, ONNovember 29, 2018
North Bay, ONDecember 2, 2018
Hamilton, ONDecember 8, 2018
Brantford, ONDecember 9, 2018
Ottawa, ON December 12 to 15, 2018
St. Catharines, ONDecember 19, 2018
Guelph, ONDecember 20 to 21, 2018
London, ON December 23, 2018
Kitchener, ON December 28, 2018
Markham, ONDecember 30, 2018


Tickets will go on sale in the spring of 2018!

*performance dates and locations subject to change