Winnipeg – (January 25, 2016) Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet announced that complimentary seats will be available for Residential School Survivors for the Toronto performances of Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation. Based on a story by acclaimed author Joseph Boyden, Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation is a representation of the stories, both told and untold of the Indian Residential School system. Tickets for Residential School Survivors will be available for all shows on February 5 and 6 and is *on a first come first serve basis. A limited number of seats are available. To reserve complimentary tickets for Survivors: please contact Nicole Verin-Treusch at 1-800-667-4792 or email email@example.com.
RWB’s Ticket Access Program provides a chance for individuals and organizations to donate funds to increase accessibility by providing additional tickets for Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation to Residential School Survivors, Elders, students and community agencies. 100% of the donated proceeds will go towards complimentary or subsidized tickets to performances for Survivors, Elders, students and other community agencies. We are inviting individuals and companies in the community to support this initiative and we would benefit tremendously from your support. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stay tuned as Royal Winnipeg Ballet releases further accessible tickets to survivors for the rest of the
Canadian dates of the Going Home Star tour.
A few things to know:
- Reservation for Survivor tickets for Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation are available for
Toronto performances on February 5 and 6.
- Limit of two (2) tickets per Survivor.
- Seats will be allocated by box office by best availability.
Where do I get my tickets?
Tickets can be picked up at will call window at each theatre before performances
About Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation:
Commissioned by Artistic Director André Lewis with the support of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation explores the world of Annie, a young, urban First Nations woman adrift in a contemporary life of youthful excess. But when she meets Gordon, a longhaired trickster disguised as a homeless man, she’s propelled into a world she’s always sensed but never seen. Not only do they travel the streets of this place but also the roads of their ancestors, learning to accept the other’s burdens as the two walk through the past and towards the future. Together, both Annie and Gordon learn that without truth there is no reconciliation.
Based on a story by acclaimed author Joseph Boyden, Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation is a representation of the emotions and experiences both told and untold by Residential School Survivors and their families.
CALENDAR LISTING – include for every tour stop (sample from last year below)
What: Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Going Home Star – Truth and Reconciliation
Location: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2
Date: Friday, February 5 to Saturday, February 6, 2016
Time: 7:30 pm
About Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet (rwb.org)
Founded in 1939, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet holds the double distinction of being Canada’s premiere ballet company and one of the oldest ballet companies in North America. Versatility, technical excellence and a captivating style are the trademarks of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, qualities that have garnered both critical and audience acclaim. RWB’s superlative standards keep the Company in demand around the globe as it presents more than 150 performances every season across Canada and in the United States, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Japan, Asia and Mexico. Under the artistic direction of André Lewis for 18 years, the Company is said to have never looked more resplendent, more assured, and more ravishing.