|March 4, 2022
For Immediate Release:
This George Brown College produced feature length documentary follows Canada’s Ballet Jörgen, as they strive to bring the iconic Canadian story of Anne of Green Gables to new diverse audiences, through an unforgettable ballet adaptation. Filmmakers from George Brown College’s Institute without Boundaries were fortunate to have access to follow the dancers and the creative minds of Ballet Jörgen, from the seeds of the creative process in Toronto, to the World Premiere in Halifax. The project demonstrated a close collaboration between George Brown College’s School of Design, Ballet Jörgen and the School of Media and Performing Arts.The documentary premiered to a very appreciative audience at the Utah Dance Film Festival in May 2021. It is now being distributed by Los Angeles-based distributor Filmhub, and is free to stream (with ads) worldwide on Plex, along with the US, Canada and Australia on Tubi. Viewers in the US and UK can also buy or rent from Amazon Prime Video. The trailer, along with more information can be found on the following pages: IMDb: https://imdb.com/title/tt13616242/
This is Ballet: Dancing Anne of Green Gables won second place for Documentary Feature at The Utah Dance Film Festival, and Best Documentary at the inaugural Dancentric TV Film Festival.Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® is on tour across Canada and US beginning April 16, 2022. For more information about tour dates, go HERE.
Full press-kit can be found here.
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|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 with the assistance of the heirs of L.M. Montgomery and in partnership with the heirs of Norman Campbell and Don Harron.
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 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. Additional funding for the ballet is provided by The J.P. Bickell Foundation.Creative media support by George Brown College Centre for Arts, Design and Information Technology.
Heirs of L.M. Montgomery is a trademark of Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc.Touring support for Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® is provided by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Ongoing support for Ballet Jörgen is provided by the Ontario Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Toronto Arts Council.Canada’s Ballet Jörgen would also like to acknowledge the sustained support of National Presenting Partner, Bank of Montreal and Education partner George Brown College.