TDAC’s Performing Arts Trail Series presents Ballet Jörgen’s Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® on Tuesday, February 27th at 7:00 pm at The Bailey Theatre.
Tickets – $45 Adult. Tickets 30 years and under $20.
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The creation of Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® is monumental for Canada’s Ballet Jörgen as it is the first time the story has been authorized for creation as a full-length ballet. Making the production even more special, a company of 16-20 dancers will be joined on stage by 8 local dancers.
Anne of Green Gables is a 1908 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery (published as L. M. Montgomery). Although written for all ages, it is cherished by many children. Anne Shirley, a young orphan from the fictional community of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia (based upon the real community of New London, Prince Edward Island), has spent a childhood living in strangers’ homes and orphanages. Anne is mistakenly sent to live with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings in their fifties and sixties, who were expecting to adopt a boy to help Matthew run their farm at Green Gables, in the fictional town of Avonlea.
Anne is highly imaginative, eager to please and quite dramatic, but dislikes her appearance, despising her red hair and pale, thin frame. And, at first, stern and sharp Marilla wants to return Anne to the orphanage, but after much consideration, along with Matthew’s strong liking of Anne, she decides to let her stay.
Anne takes much joy in life and adapts quickly, thriving in the close-knit farming village. With her wild imagination and talkativeness Anne soon brightens up Green Gables.
Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet®
Based on Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™.Original Choreography by Bengt Jörgen, C.M. Music composed by Norman Campbell.Ballet Score Arranged by Alexander Levkovich. Set & Costume Design by Sue LePage. Original Lighting Design Rebecca Picherack.
2 hours 20 minutes including a 20 minute intermission. Reserved Seating. All tickets available online at tickets.trail-arts.com, by phone at 250-368-9669, and in person at the Bailey Box Office at 1501 Cedar Ave., Trail.
This creation is made possible through the assistance of the heirs of Lucy Maud Montgomery. A full-sized symphonic ballet score will be created as an extended orchestration of the Anne of Green Gables – The Musical™ made possible through a partnership with Avonlea Productions Ltd. and Erinsharn Productions Ltd
Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet® and other indicia of Anne are trademarks and Canadian official marks of the Anne of Green Gables Licensing Authority Inc., Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, used under licence by Canada’s Ballet Jörgen.
Photos by Cylla von Tiedemann.
This performance is made possible thanks to the support of our sponsors The Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel, Century 21 Kootenay Homes (2018) Ltd., Pharmasave Trail, Teck Trail Operations, Tourism South Kootenay and media sponsor Bounce FM, as well as our funders the BC Arts Council, BC Touring Council, and the Government of Canada. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.
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A uniquely Canadian story of a young orphan whose imaginative spirit changes lives, Anne of Green Gables the beloved novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery is now a full-length ballet. Making the production even more special, a company of 16-20 dancers will be joined on stage by 8 local participants. Tickets $45.
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