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Ballet Edmonton launches new season with name, creative and professional association changes

"We want to proudly say to the city, 'we are your ballet company', and with all these other changes it seemed like the right time to change the name itself.” - Sheri Sommerville, executive director, Ballet Edmonton

So long Citie Ballet.

Hello Ballet Edmonton.

The city’s oldest contemporary ballet company has re-positioned itself with a new name and several new professional associations.

As the former Citie Ballet – now Ballet Edmonton – takes a name change the company will also start a new partnership with the Fine Arts & Communications Faculty at MacEwan University involving a performance space and other possible collaborations. Finally, Ballet Edmonton has announced that one of Canada’s most acclaimed choreographers Wen Wei Wang will take over as its new artistic director for the 2018-2019 season. Details of several shows for that season were also part of a recent announcement.

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Source: Edmonton Journal

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