One of Canada’s top ballet companies, The Ballet Jörgen du Canada, will perform its newest ballet at BYU-Idaho as part of their international tour on Saturday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hart Auditorium.
The Ballet Jörgen team, composed of talented dancers from around the world, will retell the classic children’s story Anne of Green Gablesby L. M. Montgomery through pirouettes, pliés, and grande jetés. Although no words are spoken, the performance accurately replicates and communicates the tale of the spunky, passionate, and loveable red-headed orphan girl growing up with the Cuthberts on Prince Edward Island.
The performance begins with young Anne and slowly evolves into the more mature, college-aged Anne that exists at the end of the book. Through their movements, the performers mirror the maturity, actions, and characteristics of each character. Iconic scenes from the story will be portrayed such as Anne smashing her tablet on Gilbert Blythe’s head and Anne’s many adventures and mishaps with Diana Barry.
Although there are movies and musicals made after L.M. Montgomery’s book, this ballet adapted by the Ballet Jörgen du Canada Company is the first time Anne of Green Gables has ever been performed through ballet. The performance will be full of energy, movement, and sentimentality.
Tickets are on sale now. Cost is $7 for BYU-Idaho students, $12 for general public. To purchase tickets online, visit go.byui.edu/center-stage/agg. Tickets are also available for purchase at the University Store Ticket Office or by calling 208-496-3170.