Canada’s Ballet Jörgen Returns to Live Performance with Creations in Isolation in North Bay

November 27, 2020

“Working virtually with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen’s dancers was such an uplifting experience. It doesn’t matter if they are rehearsing in their living room or dance studio these artists are so positive and happy to be dancing. COVID gave us many challenges, especially in the dance world, but I feel in some ways it has raised our spirits higher and showed us how important it is to keep creating and dancing in this difficult time. I feel the dancers’ excitement in every rehearsal and this really inspired me to stay strong.” 
– Hanna Kiel, CBJ Resident Choreographer

Toronto: Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (CBJ) is pleased to announce its return to live programming with four performances at the Capitol Centre in North Bay, ON from November 27th to 29th.

In collaboration with our presenting partner, Capitol Centre, CBJ has developed a program, titled Creations in Isolation, that enables the Company to safely return to the stage. The program will feature several World Premieres as well as excerpts from the great classics including Swan Lake. Acclaimed Ontario choreographers Debra BrownHanna Kiel and Mafa Makhubalo have created new works for the company. Creation for many of these new works began with the dancers and choreographers working virtually over video calls from their homes which inspired the name of the program, Creations in Isolation. While the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges, it has also sparked new artistic approaches, bringing the creativity of the dancers and choreographers to the forefront and opening the door for a range of new ideas and original ballets.

Since its inception, CBJ has exclusively danced works created for the company by Canadian and Canada based choreographers. Over the last 33 years, CBJ has produced a total of 259 original creations by 92 choreographers, and all works being presented in Creations in Isolation were created exclusively for the Company.

North Bay Performances of Creations in Isolation
Friday, November 27, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Detailed information about the performances and venue can be found HERE.

North Bay performances are made possible by CBJ’s National Presenting Partner BMO Financial Group.
Additional support is generously provided by The Charles H. Ivy Foundation.