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World premier tour of Sleeping Beauty visits Guelph Saturday, January 23

GUELPH, ON January 7, 2016 – Canada’s Ballet Jörgen promises to inspire and delight during a fairy tale performance of Sleeping Beauty at River Run Centre. The world premier tour of the classical ballet arrives in Guelph on Saturday, January 23 at 8 p.m. as part of the RBC Showcase Series.

After more than a quarter century of critically acclaimed productions, Canada’s Ballet Jörgen has created a unique and enchanting rendition of Sleeping Beauty, one of the world’s most famous and beloved classical ballets. The production is set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s original 1890 score and features more than 20 dancers, as well as dazzling choreography, stunning costumes and captivating lighting design.

Told in three acts, Sleeping Beauty is the vision of artistic director and award-winning choreographer Bengt Jörgen. The production tells the tale of a young woman placed under a spell to sleep for 100 years, only to be awakened by a kiss. Sleeping Beauty focuses on the magical elements of the classic story and takes its inspiration from nature.

“Ballet Jörgen combines respect for tradition with a canny eye for what will make its productions distinct,” the Toronto Star said of the company that has staged such classics as Romeo and Juliet, Cinderella, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake.

With an underlying theme of the struggle between good and evil, outstanding performances and world-class production, Sleeping Beauty will appeal to children’s imaginations and hold a special place in the hearts of adults. It’s a show that offers a memorable and magical evening for the whole family.

Tickets to see Sleeping Beauty start at $34 for adults and $32 for seniors. Tickets for children 14 and under cost $20. $20 uGO tickets are available to university and college students with valid ID. $5 eyeGO tickets are available to high school students with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased at River Run Centre box office, 35 Woolwich St. in Guelph, by calling 519-763-3000, or online at /sleeping-beauty.


Angela McEwen
Marketing and Development Coordinator
River Run Centre
519-837-5662 extension 2493
[email protected]

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