Ballet Jorgen Canada Tickets
The popularity of ballets seems to be growing exponentially nowadays, particularly in North America. As such, there is a plethora of companies that produce renowned ballets to entertain audiences. Ballet Jorgen Canada is one such prestigious company that has a record of attracting a full house and engaging it till the very end. The same company is back with another treat for its fans in the form of a performance of the undeniably classical Swan Lake. Considering the remarkable reputation of the company and the praise garnered by the tale, it is no wonder that enthusiasts eagerly await the opening of the production. Ballet Jorgen Canada tickets are expected to run out in the blink of an eye.
Latest Ballet Jorgen Canada Events
- Canada's Ballet Jorgen: The Nutcracker, Hamilton Place Theatre, tickets for 12/06 2:00PM at Hamilton Place Theatre, Hamilton, ON
- Sat Dec 6 2014
- Canada’s Ballet Jorgen: The Nutcracker, Centrepointe Theatre, tickets for 12/13 1:00PM at Centrepointe Theatre, Nepean, ON
- Sat Dec 13 2014
- Canada’s Ballet Jorgen: The Nutcracker, Centrepointe Theatre, tickets for 12/13 4:30PM at Centrepointe Theatre, Nepean, ON
- Sat Dec 13 2014
Ballet Jorgen Canada was established in 1987 and is currently one of the leading ballet companies in Canada. The company, which has its headquarters in Toronto, was set up by Susan Bodie and Bengt Jorgen. The group travels across Canada annually and performs about a hundred and twenty times, entertaining over fifty-thousand people. In addition, the company also seeks to instill a lasting enthusiasm for ballet in the youth. Hence, it has collaborated with George Brown College to provide basic training to students in elementary schools in the country as well as open centers that conduct workshops for ballerinas with varying levels of expertise.
Swan Lake was conceptualized in 1875 by Tom and first opened in 1877. Titled as Lake of Swans back then, the composition was produced for stage by the company Bolshoi Ballet and entertained a huge audience at the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Pelageya Karpakova played the lead role of Odette, Olga Nikolayeva played the Princess, Victor Gillert played the Prince, Serge Nikitin played Benno and Sergey Sokolov played the primary antagonist Von Rothbart. Unfortunately, the ballet garnered far more criticism than praise and was deemed a flop. The play continued to be reproduced but never managed to draw widespread acclaim and applause. However, the revival of the play in 1895 left the entire audience and the circuit of critics in awe. It opened in St. Petersburg at the Mariinsky Theater. The masterminds behind this fresh production were Marius Petipa and Len Ivanov. The production starred Giuseppina Cecchetti as Princess, Pavel Gerdt as Siegfried, Aleksandr Oblakov as Benno, Gillert as Wolfgang, Pierina Legnani as Odette and Aleksey Bulgakov as Von Rothbart. The score of this revival was significantly revised and is the one that is used in most productions to date.
The ballet depicts the tale of a beautiful princess who is cursed to be trapped in the body of a swan during the day by a nefarious wizard. She is one of several such victims who long for the curse to be broken and taste liberation once again. The spell could only be broken if the princess found true love, which seems to happen when a prince watches her transform into a human at night and comes to admire her. The equally wicked daughter of the wizard hampers the romance from flourishing by deceiving the prince into thinking she is the princess and inciting a confession of love. However, the prince and princess remain determined and resort to committing suicide together in order to stay together for eternity in heaven. That very sacrifice ends up nullifying the malicious doings of the wizard and his daughter. This tale is considered so heart touching that it is often referred to in other forms of media such as television series and films. In fact, the recent blockbuster and Academy Award winning film Black Swan portrays the rehearsals for a production of Swan Lake by a ballet company in New York City.
This production seems to hold the perfect recipe for a successful entertainment endeavor; a riveting tale based on the universal themes of love and liberty, a group of ballerinas who have garnered global acclaim and the expertise of a company that has impressed audiences for the past twenty-five years. Regardless of whether you are a passionate fan of Ballet Jorgen Canada or not, this production is guaranteed to leave anyone spellbound. If you look forward to enjoy the weekend outside with your friends or family, grab Ballet Jorgen Canada tickets before you regret not doing so.