DAREarts Foundation Inc. for Children

DAREarts Foundation Inc. for Children
Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada

Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada

May 16, 2012 12:20 ET

Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada Makes its Toronto Debut with: GHOSTS OF VIOLENCE

Multimedia Performance Explores the Issue of Domestic Violence

One-Night-Only, May 26, 2012, St Lawrence Centre for the Arts

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 16, 2012) -

Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity/Photo Op

DAREarts, Canada's charity that empowers vulnerable kids, is pleased to partner with Canada's critically acclaimed Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada as it proudly makes its Toronto debut with a one-night-only performance of Ghosts of Violence, an original full-length multimedia ballet that seeks to explore domestic violence in a brave new medium.

Ghosts of Violence presents its audience with a compelling story of four women experiencing abuse from their partners. Conceived and choreographed by Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada's artistic director, Igor Dobrovolskiy, in collaboration with award-winning playwright and director, Shannon Pollock, this innovative production examines the human condition through contemporary dance and visual projections.

This work combines dramatic narrative through dance, performed to music of Russian composers Alfred Schnittke and Sergei Rachmanioff.

Ghosts of Violence has partnered with local organizations: YWCA, Women's Abuse Council of Toronto, White Ribbon Campaign, Assaulted Women's Helpline, and DAREarts to bring awareness to the issue of abuse by providing a platform on which to provide education about their services.

What: Interview opportunity
Who: Igor Dobrovolskiy, Artistic Director and Choreographer, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada
Sharon Pollock, Award-Winning Playwright and Director, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada
Kyle Davey, Dancer, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada
Janie Richard, Dancer, Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada
When: Phone interviews: Thursday, May 17 by appointment
Studio interviews: Tuesday, May 22 by appointment
Where: To arrange an interview please contact Narrative PR
Special Note: Members of the media are invited to attend the one-night-only performance of Ghosts of Violence at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts' Bluma Appel Theatre on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Please contact Narrative PR to confirm attendance

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