October 28, 2019 Media Release

Canadian Classic is Loved by U.S. Audiences

“NO QUESTION the best ballet I’ve ever seen. It was life-changing to watch you dance with so much joy.”
– Audience member, Fort Collins, Colorado

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ — the first of its kind has been received with overwhelming acclaim from audiences. The Company is wrapping up their fall tour which included sold out performances in Halifax, NS and Markham, ON and performances in three U.S. states: Utah, Colorado and Idaho. This marks the first time CBJ has performed in these states, ensuring audiences across North America get to see a ballet production of this calibre. Audiences noted that the ballet was portrayed elegantly and was highly entertaining.

“My daughter and I attended the performance in Fort Collins, Colorado, we both enjoyed the performance immensely. The choreography, humor, costumes, sets, and music were a perfect blend to convey the story. The quality of movement and facial expressions, including subtle and nuanced movements, made the storyline come alive. We feel very fortunate to have seen this ballet and I find I am still thinking about it days later!” 
– Audience member, Fort Collins, Colorado

“Ça vaut la peine de voir ce spectacle!!! Le spectacle est super bien fait! Bravo!!!
– Audience member, Rexburg, Idaho

“I thought it was amazing how [the dancers] were able to communicate not only the plot summary, but specific words through emotion and dance.”
– Audience member, sophomore, Brigham Young University-Idaho

Loved seeing the show! Amazing story, talent, and performance!”
– Audience Member, Rexburg, Idaho

CBJ continues the Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ Canadian tour next week with performances in Quebec. The tour will resume in January 2020 and will be returning to the US in the spring of 2020 with performances currently scheduled in communities across Kansas.

Full Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ tour dates:https://canadasballetjorgen.ca/anne-of-green-gables-tour-dates/

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Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is one of Canada’s largest dance companies and the country’s leading touring company. Currently celebrating its 32nd season, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen enriches our lives by bringing professional ballet to communities – large and small, urban and rural – across Canada. Known for the warmth and beauty of its productions, CBJ reaches every province, delivering more than 1,500 performances, ballet classes and community engagement events involving over 60,000 participants annually. To date, CBJ has reached 253 different communities in Canada and 60 in the US.

The company specializes in reaching underserved communities, and effectively reaches households with income of under $35,000. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is the 2011 winner of The National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring – the first Ontario Performing Arts Organization to win this award.

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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES – THE BALLET and other indicia of ANNE are trademarks and Canadian official marks of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc., Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, used under licence by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen.

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is based on Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™. Music composed by Norman Campbell.

Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ is made possible by Margaret Fountain, C.M. and David Fountain, C.M.

Additional major support provided by The Sobey Foundation and the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, CC ONB.

National Presenting Partner is BMO Financial Group.

Creative media support by George Brown College Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology.

Additional funding is provided by KPMG, The J.P. Bickell Foundation and individual donors.

Front of House Sponsor is Tourism PEI.

Outreach and digital support for this ballet provided by the Charles H. Ivey Foundation.

Heirs of L.M. Montgomery is a trademark of Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc.

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Ongoing support is provided by the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Toronto Arts Council.