Ballet BC is proud to announce its 2017/18 season today marking its 32nd Anniversary. Three programs include world premieres and international choreographers showcasing unique discoveries and artistic voices. Passionate and distinctly talented, our company of dancers captivate audiences on home, national and global stages. Like never before, each collaboration, each performance punctuates our story of diversity, evolving practice and scope of artistic vision.
“Now entering my ninth season, I am overwhelmed with feelings of appreciation and honour,” says Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar. “Always curious, it is my vision to explore and foster growth for dance globally and expose unique experiences to audiences wherever Ballet BC is on stage. Grateful for the relationships we continue to develop with our supporters, I am excited for the upcoming year’s opportunity to work with exceptional collaborators. Dance at its best is transformational. It can transform a city, a room, a person, a way of seeing things. Our commitment to creating dance and art is a clear manifestation of our unique conversation with all of you—our community.” – Emily Molnar, Artistic Director
Contemporary yet timeless, this season begins with a driving new work by internationally acclaimed Resident Choreographer Cayetano Soto and the North American debut of B.R.I.S.A. by Swedish-born Johan Inger, one of the most sought after choreographers in Europe today. Program 2 will be a Ballet BC first—a fresh and thought-provoking retelling of the classic Romeo and Juliet by rising French star and returning choreographer, Medhi Walerski. Our season closes with the remount of Cayetano Soto’s striking BEGINNING AFTER, the eagerly anticipated return of Bill by long-time creative partners Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar and a world premiere by Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar in collaboration with the award- winning Phoenix Chamber Choir.
To celebrate the holidays in December, Ballet BC presents Alberta Ballet’s adored holiday classic, The Nutcracker. A favourite with Vancouver audiences, Ballet BC is excited to renew their relationship with Alberta Ballet and collaborate with a significant local partner, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.