Canada’s Ballet Jörgen
The Velveteen Rabbit – Performance
Dancers bring to life this renowned story of a boy and his love for a stuffed rabbit that eventually comes to life. Choreographer Kathleen Rea has created a fairy tale dance piece based on Margery Williams’s popular children’s book The Velveteen Rabbit, which focuses on the importance of friendship, love and the discovery of what is real.
Dance, Demystified! – Workshop
In this workshop, students will learn from professional ballet dancers how to develop characters and communicate story through the language of dance. Using the fundamentals of body positions, lines and gestures, students will explore their own creativity and develop their own dance. Instructors will help them to incorporate timing, facing, levels and group dynamics into a final piece which they can present or record. Workshop offered in 1-hour or 2-hour formats.
- Dance as a means of storytelling
- Imagination, rhythm and movement
School Performance Fee: $822 + HST
School Workshop Fee: $360-$720 + HST
Audience Size: 300
Workshop Size: 40 (gr.5-8)
Language: English, Bilingual, French
Availability: Oct 2017 & May 2018
About Canada’s Ballet Jörgen
Inspiring and connecting with Canadians for over 25 years, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen makes ballet and Canadian choreography a meaningful part of Canadians’ lives through performance, education and community engagement. Reaching every province with over 600 events annually, they ensure communities of all sizes have access to a ballet experience that is recognized for its innovation, warmth and beauty.
“I have a friend who has an autistic boy who is nine years old. She was very hesitant to bring him to the show because he is prone to panic attacks. At the last minute she decided to bring him to the Saturday show…He sat in rapt attention throughout the show and at one point leaned his head on his mommy’s shoulder and said “mommy it’s just so beautiful.” He then insisted on going up on stage during the after-show-chat to learn the choreography even though his mom protested because she was worried about how he would fair up on stage. He got up onstage by himself and learned the rabbit choreography perfectly…His mom was over joyed at his ability to engage with the performance, with her and with the dancers. I wanted to let you know this story so that you know that Canada’s Ballet Jörgen community building, accessible performances bring grace, beauty and heart to people’s lives in a way that is transformative.”
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