Canada’s Ballet Jörgen presents a one-time only performance on April 23, 2014

For immediate release

St. John`s, Newfoundland, April 2, 2014: Shakespeare’s tale of love, anguish, and revenge is masterfully transformed into Bengt Jörgen’s magical world of ballet. While remaining true to the original story, Jörgen focuses on creating a clear and emotionally-driven journey for audiences with this timeless classic.

Romeo & Juliet has sparked the imagination of many an artist and so it too has inspired Jörgen to create a work of intimacy and warmth. Jörgen’s version begins with the smell of a rose and the prick of a thorn woven into a journey as two lovers unite. Ultimately, it is a story that is more pure than dark. For this dance season, Jörgen has refreshed the production with additional choreography, allowing for the inclusion of young local dancers including some from St. John’s in the performance at the Arts and Culture Centre.

Romeo & Juliet has already had a few performance dates in Québec and Ontario to strong acclaim – particularly with Juliet’s Saniya Abilmajineva and Hiroto Saito in the role of Romeo.  Daniel Da Silva and Yoo Sang Hong are alternating as Mercutio.  Returning from British Columbia with its stop in Ottawa before concluding the cross-country tour in St. John’s, Newfoundland this April, Ballet Jörgen continues to bring quality ballet to Canadian communities coast to coast.

Tickets for the April 23 performance at 7:30 pm are available at or by contacting the Theatre box office at 729-3900.

Romeo & Juliet at the Arts and Culture Centre is made possible by the Season Sponsor RBC Wealth Management. Additional support for Romeo & Juliet is made possible by our National Presenting Partner BMO Financial Group. The local sponsor is The Telegram.


About Canada’s Ballet Jörgen

Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is recognized for the innovation, warmth, hu­mour, and beauty in its works. For over 25 years, the organization has sought to advance the art and appreciation of ballet and Canadian cho­reography through performance, educational experiences, and community engagement. Canada’s Ballet Jörgen is proud to be one of the country’s pre-eminent builders of new ballets. (

Media Contact: Tara Lehman, Local Coordinator St. John’s,, #709-740-3733.


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