Creations in Isolation
This new designed programming is expertly tailored for smaller venues. We will showcase excerpts from major classical ballets such as Swan Lake and the Nutcracker along with contemporary creations by Ontario choreographers. Excerpts from the company’s smash hit Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® will also be on the program.
The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition
Holiday magic is made year after year by 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 costumes in richly coloured fabrics, The Nutcracker: A Canadian Tradition brings out the magic of Canada. 20th Century landscapes make up the stunning 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.
Romeo & Juliet
This ballet masterfully tells Shakespeare’s tale of love, anguish and revenge. While remaining true to the original story, Bengt Jörgen has focused on principal scenes and characters in order to create a clear and emotionally driven journey. Jörgen’s choreography follows the development of its lead characters, Romeo and Juliet and mirrors the progression of their fated relationship. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s interpretation of this timeless classic has won international recognition and critical acclaim.
Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet®
Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® is a playful, colourful and evocative production that will transport audiences to early 20th century Atlantic Canada. Based on the beloved Canadian novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island.