Ballet BC presents Tilt at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with three evening performances at 8:00 pm, featuring two World Premieres and a Canadian Premiere. Featuring a new work by Jorma Elo following the enormous success of his transcendent 1st Flash in 2011, plus a new work by Artistic Director Emily Molnar. TILT performances also revisit Johan Inger’s quirky, surreal Walking Mad which premiered in Vancouver in 2012.
Set to Ravel’s Bolero, Walking Mad by Johan Inger was an instant hit with audiences and critics when Ballet BC premiered the work in Vancouver in 2012. “A riotous hit, a clever, surreal romp,” according to the Boston Globe, the ballet for nine dancers is one of riveting unpredictability, reflecting the Socratic theme that “our greatest blessings come to us by way of madness.” Inger originally created Walking Mad for Netherlands Dance Theatre in 2001 where he remains as Associate Choreographer.
The enormous success of Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo’s 1st Flash in February 2011 prompted the commission of this World Premiere. One of the most sought-after choreographers working today, Elo is resident choreographer of Boston Ballet and a former member of Netherlands Dance Theatre, Cullberg Ballet and The Finnish National Ballet. His critically acclaimed works are in the repertoire of major companies around the world, including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Danish Ballet, the Finnish National Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
“Jorma and Johan are innovative and exhilarating choreographers whose imaginative works captivate audiences,” says Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar. “They have had great international success and have choreographed and staged works for major dance companies around the world. We are delighted to include their work as part of Ballet BC’s repertoire.”
Tilt also features a World Premiere by Molnar with a new work that reflects her passion to push the boundaries of contemporary dance with her signature complex and sensual choreography. Molnar was a dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC and Frankfurt Ballet and has created memorable works for companies around the world, including Ballet Mannheim, Cedar Lake Dance, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company and Ballet Augsburg.
Tickets for Tilt can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS) or online at ticketmaster.ca and range in price from $22.25 to $70.00 (plus service charges).