Citie Ballet begins sixth season of performances

By Dana Bredbury on October 11, 2017

Edmonton Citie Ballet is starting up its sixth season of performances at the end of the month with a new piece titled Illuminate. Artistic director, Jorden Morris, and guest choreographer, Alyssa Prise, are the creative minds behind the new show.

Citie Ballet is a local studio whose mission is to support local choreographers in Edmonton and around Alberta. All money raised through the ballet is used to advance local talent. Citie Ballet centres its focus on Canadian female choreographers but does support talented male choreographers as well.

“Female choreographers are underrepresented in the ballet world, when a young female choreographer catches our eye we foster their development,” said Sheri Somerville, Executive Director, Citie Ballet.

Illuminate is made up of two original pieces.  This is Citie Ballet’s third year of no repeated productions on its tour, something the organization takes pride in.

“We are the only ballet company in western Canada with three years of brand new work and no repeated repertoire,” said Jorden Morris, the Artistic Director at Citie Ballet.

The inspiration for the Illuminate production stems from a representation of diversity and the different aspects of love expressed for the community.

Illuminate Schedule:

Friday, Oct.27 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2:30 p.m.

All shows are at the Timms Centre for the Arts.

To purchase tickets visit citieballet.ca


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