Sat, Oct 01|
George Layh Theatre
Canada's Ballet Jorgen - Dance for All
Time & Location
Oct 01, 2022, 8:00 p.m.
George Layh Theatre, 119 Carl Ave E, Langenburg, SK S0A 2A0, Canada
About the event
The Honourable Pearl McGonigal C.M, O.M., LLD. and the Honourable Justice D.H. Layh (niece and nephew of George Layh)
Founded in 1987, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen (CBJ) is a national organization headquartered in Toronto that is focused on making the arts accessible for all Canadians, with a special focus on underserved communities and emographics. Known for the warmth and beauty of its productions, CBJ offers a range of in person and virtual performances, dance classes and community engagement events involving over 65,000 participants annually across every Canadian province and into the United States. Canada’s Ballet Jorgen is the 2011 winner of The National Arts Centre Award for Distinguished Contribution to Touring, the first Ontario Performing Arts Organization to win this award. 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 program will showcase excerpts from major classical ballets such as Swan Lake and The Nutcracker along with contemporary creations by Ontario choreographers. Excerpts from the company’s smash hit Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet will also be on the program.