New ballet Anastasia from Ballet Jorgen Canada

KITCHENER – Ballet Jör­gen Canada, Canada’s Local Ballet Company, has announc­ed the local premiere of a new ballet, Anastasia.
The fate of the youngest daughter of the last Czar of Rus­sia is a tale shrouded in mys­tery. Set against the back­drop of the Russian Revolution that transformed an empire and shook the world, the audience follows Anastasia as she moves from the ballrooms of St. Pet­ersburg to captivity and beyond
“The mystique that still surrounds the fate of Anastasia, set against the backdrop of the Russian revolution, makes this a fascinating story to explore. The fact that her family was closely associated with the evo­lution of ballet as an art form through their personal patron­age of the Imperial Ballet adds particular poignancy to telling this story through the medium of ballet. Anastasia will be Ballet Jörgen Canada’s largest undertaking to date and a significant commitment to the development of new ballet productions for Canadian stages,” said artistic director Bengt Jörgen.  
An original sym­phonic score has been commissioned from Russian-Canadian com­pos­er Ivan Barbotin, who has previously created scores for Ballet Jörgen Canada dance works such as The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Velveteen Rabbit. The new ballet is the troupe’s most ambitious work to date. The show runs at Centre In The Square on March 1 at 8 pm.  Tickets are on sale at the Centre In The Square Ticket Centre at 519-578-1570 or 1-800-265-8977 or online at