Fort St. John dancers will have a chance to learn from some of the country's best as Canada’s renowned Ballet Jörgen will offer classes and take to the stage at the North Peace Cultural Centre during a trip to the city in September.
Creations In Isolation is a special program created during the pandemic featuring excerpts of their major ballet productions, including Anne of Green Gables, Romeo & Juliet, and The Nutcracker, the North Peace Cultural Society said in a release.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer this performance to the community of Fort St. John. After such a long wait, it is amazing that we can return with performers of such calibre,” said Operations Manager Oliver Hachmeister. “The fact that in addition to their performance, Ballet Jörgen is willing to offer classes to the local dancers is so incredible.”
Three local dance companies used the cultural centre to perform and record videos for virtual competitions during the pandemic, Hachmeister noted. The performance will be the cultural centre's first in-person performance since restrictions have eased.
Canada’s Ballet Jörgen was founded in 1987 to support the development of Canadian choreography. In 2019, Artistic Director & CEO Bengt Jörgen was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada “for his commitment to promoting ballet in Canada as a choreographer and artistic director," the Cultural Society noted.
Ballet Jörgen’s Creations In Isolation will take place Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the North Peace Cultural Centre. Doors open at 7 pm.
More details, including tickets information, can be found on the NPCC website, or by calling 250-785-1992.