Building on the past decade, we open the 2018/19 season with an evening of riveting works by leading voices in dance. Following the success of Romeo + Juliet, we are delighted to bring you returning favourite, Petite Cérémonie, by Medhi Walerski. Emily Molnar premieres a new work infusing her driving choreographic style with the rhythm of the blues. We close the program with the Canadian premiere of William Forsythe’s ground-breaking Enemy in the Figure.
World Premiere – Ballet BC 2011
Humorous and thought provoking, Petite Cérémonie is a dazzling showcase of movement and ideas that features the talents of our company of artists. Commissioned for Ballet BC in 2011, Walerski creates a sensitive and episodic dialogue about relationships inspired by the concept of ‘life in a box.’ He is known for creations that are “out of this world…a dreamlike experience.”
To celebrate her 10th season as Artistic Director, Emily Molnar collaborates with the artists of Ballet BC to create a daring yet intimate landscape that brings her signature expressive style in conversation with the rhythm of the blues. With each of her new works there lies a boldness in craft and a deep sense of connection between the idea and the artist: “The choreographic process continues to enthrall and humble me with each and every attempt.”
William Forsythe continues to galvanize the dance world with his innovative thinking: “if dance only does what we assume it can do, it will expire.” Created in 1989, Enemy in the Figure pushed 20th century contemporary ballet to new extremes. A dynamic theatrical display, chaos edges on the unknown as shadow images unexpectedly emerge against the driving score by long-time collaborator, Dutch composer Thom Willems. Ballet BC is proud to bring this thrilling masterwork to Vancouver.
Program 1 plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 8:00pm November 1 -3. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster online at ticketmaster.ca or 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS).