Ballet Jörgen Canada brings Romeo & Juliet to Vernon Stage

Ballet Jörgen Canada brings Romeo & Juliet to Vernon Stage



Shakespeare’s tale of love, anguish, family feuds and revenge is told through dance when Ballet Jörgen comes to the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Tuesday, February 4th at 7:30pm with Romeo and Juliet. “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.”

This proudly Canadian ballet company presents an emotionally driven interpretation of the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet, set to Prokofiev’s classic score.  Experience the romance and tragedy from the moment Juliet first sees Romeo and can’t take her eyes off him; until the ill-fated final scene when she at once knows her lover is dead yet still tries to wake him up with her kiss to fend off the inevitable.

“Bengt Jörgen crafts a jewel-box Romeo & Juliet.” – The Globe and Mail

A vision by the choreographer and co-founder, Bengt Jörgen, Romeo & Juliet encapsulates everything from giddy and swooning duets with the two lovers, to lively and fiery battles of honour between Tybalt and Mercutio.  You’ll find passion throughout the careful storytelling of this timeless masterpiece.

Celebrating 25 years of advancing the art and appreciation of ballet in Canada, Ballet Jörgen aims to inspire, innovate, and educate.  After their amazing sold out Vernon performance of Swan Lake last year, Ballet Jörgen brings a full ensemble of 18 talented dancers performing the company’s original repertoire. Many of their original ballets have earned national and international recognition propelling Ballet Jörgen Canada to the forefront of North American dance scene.

Ballet Jörgen comes to Vernon as part of their 2014 Western Canada tour and is even offering the chance for local students to take on small cameo roles in this full-scale production. Be enthralled by Romeo & Juliet, an amazing piece of literary history, at an enchanting night out at the ballet.

“For the first timer, this show will offer a unique opportunity to see how dance can narrate an entire story purely with movement and without any words.” says Ballet Jörgen’s Colin Asuncion, “It really has so many aspects on stage: talent, choreography, acting, costumes, and set and lighting.  It is an all-encompassing theatre experience.”

Tickets for Romeo & Juliet are on sale now at $45 for adults, $42 for seniors and $40 for students. Call the Ticket Seller Box Office at 250-549-SHOW (7469) for more information.

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society thanks the following sponsors for their generous support: Telus, the Best Western Plus Vernon Lodge, Okanagan Spirits, the Vernon Morning Star, the Okanagan Advertiser, the Department of Canadian Heritage, the British Columbia Arts Council and the Regional District of the North Okanagan.

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