This ballet 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.
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.
Eh! Celebration of Dance
Eh! Celebration of Dance is a uniquely Canadian program showcasing a diverse range of classical and contemporary ballets from some of the country’s top choreographers. The program includes excerpts from major classical ballets such as Cinderella, The Nutcracker and our smash hit Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet®, along with exciting new contemporary works by Canadian choreographers. Fast paced, entertaining, and thought provoking; this program is perfect for the entire family.
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.