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The mystery and life of Anastasia!

by on April 2, 2012

Created by acclaimed choreographer and Ballet Jörgen Canada Artistic Director Bengt Jörgen, Anastasia is the magical story of the Russian Grand Duchess set to an original, fully orchestrated score by Canadian/Russian composer Ivan Barbotin. This full-length ballet, rich with incredibly detailed costumes, versatile sets, and exquisite lighting, makes its way to The Fredericton Playhouse on Friday, April 13 at 7:30pm.

The mystery of the seventeen year old Grand Duchess has fascinated people for 90 years, spanning books, movies, and musicals. Embrace the gripping human drama of the life of a young girl born to privilege and cast into a heartbroken world. Her emotions, aspirations, and affections make a beautiful pivot for the world that transforms around her. Ballet Jörgen Canada, renowned for its storytelling, passionately follows the daughter of the fallen Russian Tsar through St. Petersburg ballrooms, revolutions, captivity, and into the heart of the tragic mystery.

Thanks to Ballet Jörgen’s local participant program, eight local dancers will meet and rehearse with the BJC dancers and appear on stage during the performance. This opportunity is courtesy of Ballet Jörgen Canada’s extensive educational programs, which also include workshops, residencies, mentorship, apprenticeship, and other developmental opportunities.

Lauded as “…lyrical, attractive and accessible… a crowd pleaser” (The Globe and Mail), discover the mystery and life of this unmatched masterpiece!

In conjunction with their April 13 performance at The Fredericton Playhouse, Ballet Jörgen Canada will be offering a Master Class on Thursday, April 12 at 6:30pm. This workshop is geared toward anyone ages 12 and up and will explore the art of telling a story through movement by using choreography from the production of Anastasia. Registration is required.

Patrons are also invited to join Artistic Director and Producer Bengt Jörgen after the show on April 13 for the next installment of our In Conversation Series post-show talks at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. This forum gives fans the opportunity to talk with Jörgen about his work with numerous ballet and opera companies, including the National Ballet of Canada, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, American Ballet Studio Company, the Canadian Opera Company, Opera Hamilton, and the Hong Kong Ballet. Tickets for the post-show talk, available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office in limited number, are complimentary and include a free glass of wine.

Tickets for Ballet Jörgen’s Anastasia are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca .  

Please note: Not recommended for children under the age of 9.

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