FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 13 to April 18, 2011
MEDIA CONTACT: Peggy Walt | (902) 422-5403 |

Bringing the magic of ballet to the children at the IWK

April 13, Halifax Ballet Jörgen Canada is planning a visit to the Children’s ward at the IWK on Monday, April 18th before its performances on Tuesday at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.  As part of the company’s priorities in outreach, the company is approaching the community to promote dance to those most in need of a laugh and a smile.

From 9:30 – 11:30 AM Monday morning, some of the company dancers will entertain children in the _______ ward by engaging them, in costume, in some of the fun of the performance of Coppélia: A Comedy with Love. Children will have a chance to meet the “Tweedy Bird,” “Spanish,” and the “Electric Guitar,” three of the most outlandish costumes and characters in the show.

Join us at ______ for a photo opportunity with the characters, and don’t forget that Coppélia: A Comedy with Love takes place on Tuesday, April 19th at the Rebecca Cohn Auditorium.

About Ballet Jörgen Canada

Ballet Jörgen Canada is the only major Canadian ballet company with a repertoire exclusively of original works. For almost 25 years, the organization has sought to advance the art and appreciation of ballet and Canadian choreography through performance, educational experiences and outreach.

As “Canada’s Local Ballet Company” Ballet Jörgen Canada shares the art form with more Canadian communities than any other dance company. Through performances, education and outreach programming, Ballet Jörgen Canada reaches over 50,000 people each year – one third of whom are under the age of 18. For more information visit

Halifax programming made possible with the support of :
David and Margaret Fountain
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With additional support from Ballet Jörgen Canada donors in Nova Scotia

Atlantic Canada programming supported by:

With additional support from:
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Dancing visitors at the IWK!
April 18, 2011 starting at 9:30 AM

Photo Opportunity at ______

For information: (902) 422-5403