CANADA’S BALLET JÖRGEN
For over 30 years Canada’s Ballet Jörgen had made a commitment to communities across Canada. Their mission is to advance the art and appreciation of ballet and Canadian choreography through performance, education and community engagement. Every year the Company tours from coast to coast travelling over 50,000 km to reach underserved communities. CBJ reaches every province, delivering more than 1,500 performances, ballet classes and community engagement events involving over 60,000 participants annually.
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
SYMOPSIS - ANNE OF GREEN GABLES
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.
SYMOPSIS - CINDERELLA
Cinderella by Bengt Jörgen is an innovative take on the classic fairy tale. Jörgen’s choreography balances the fairy tale elements of the story with a contemporary treatment of Cinderella and her family relationships. Returning to the original Russian tradition of having women perform the roles of the stepsisters, Jörgen builds a more realistic and human look at Cinderella and her circumstances, and then uses these scenes to both counterpoint and highlight the magical aspects of the story.
Glenn Davidson’s set design creates a fantastical
environment based on the idea of the natural world reclaiming man-made structures. Inspiration for the set pieces is drawn from ice storms and old forests. Costume designs by Robert Doyle playfully echo each character’s personality.
Ballet Jörgen’s Cinderella is a classical ballet with
modern, dramatic sensibilities.