Friday February 22 at 7:30 pm
Canada’s Ballet Jorgen – Coppelia
Create precious memories with your family
My daughter and I just saw this ballet at Hamilton theatre in Cambridge today and we just wanted to say how excellent it was and how much we enjoyed it. Loved it! Thank you for the great performances by all your dancers!
Coppélia is one of the world’s oldest surviving ballets and is the best known and most performed comedic ballet. It is a daring, bold and funny story that takes us into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toy maker who wishes he could bring a perfect doll to life. CBJ’s contemporary retelling of the story will delight audiences of all ages.
Dr. Coppélius creates Coppélia, a stunning, life-sized dancing doll. The story’s beauty and hilarity develop quickly as Nathanael, one of the local villagers, falls madly in love with the doll. His sweetheart Klara enacts revenge, and confusion and love are explored through her pretending to be Coppélia to punish Nathanael.
Choreographed by Bengt Jörgen and set to the original score by Leo Delibes, CBJ’s production of Coppélia originally premiered in 2001 and is an international co-production between Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and The Hong Kong Ballet. Coppélia’s choreography will take advantage of the exceptional technical standards of the company’s current dancers. The production reflects our classical identity, and storytelling approach with humour, intimacy and dramatic intensity.
Coppélia is one of the company’s most popular family ballets. It is a daring, bold and funny story that takes us into the mysterious mind of Dr. Coppélius, a lonely and disillusioned toy maker who wishes he could bring a perfect doll to life. Share the beauty with someone you love this February.
Motus O Dance Theatre
PRISONER OF TEHRAN
Wednesday February 27 at 7:30 pm
A story of Freedom and Oppression told in Dance and Spoken Word
Prisoner of Tehran is the engaging TRUE story of teenage Marina Nemat. In a unique collaboration between Marina and MOTUS O, this synthesis of a dance, theatre and lecture deals with social justice on the theme of Oppression and Freedom. It is a multi-disciplinary performance based on Marina’s best-selling book “Prisoner of Tehran”. The dance is by turns athletic and nuanced as the four artists wind around Nemat’s words and her physical body. The narration, the movement, and the spaces between the two create a powerfully emotional experience for the audience. This performance is simply spectacular.
Show is 55 minutes followed by a Q & A video with Marina Nemat herself (10 minutes) and then a live Q & A with the cast (10 minutes). No intermission this evening.
Maria Nemat’s book is available for purchase at our box office with your ticket/or single purchase for an additional $10.
MOTOWN – Icons of Soul
Saturday March 2 at 7:30 pm
In his latest solo project, ICONS OF SOUL, Luke McMaster has taken the Motown and soul influence that has always imbued his music, to a new level. ICONS uniquely marries contemporary songwriting with legendary hit songwriters. You’ll be treated to brand new music, co-written with iconic Motown songwriters, Felix Cavaliere of the Rascals (Groovin’, Good Lovin’), Lamont Dozier (Stop! In the Name of Love, Baby, I Need Your Lovin’) and more. These tunes are so catchy, you’ll be snapping and singing along like you’ve known them all your life. You’ll also enjoy fresh covers of some of these writer’s greatest hits along with favourites from Luke’s 20 plus year catalogue including his smash hit ‘Good Morning Beautiful’ (#3 US Billboard AC).