Ballet BC announces 33rd season

Ballet BC is proud to announce its 2018/19 season today marking its 33rd Anniversary and Artistic Director Emily Molnar’s 10th year with the company.

Three programs include world premieres and international choreographers showcasing unique artistic voices In dance today. Passionate and distinctly talented, our company of dancers captivate audiences on home, national and global stages. This exciting season opens with returning audience favourite, Petite Cérémonie by Medhi Walerski, Emily Molnar’s new creation for Ballet BC and the Canadian premiere of Enemy in the Figure by the iconic William Forsythe. Program 2 brings you Jorma Elo’s critically acclaimed 1st Flash, the first North American commission by emerging choreographer Adi Salant and the highly anticipated return of Schachmatt by Cayetano Soto. Ballet BC closes the season with the North American premiere of Bedroom Folk by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, a world premiere by Vancouver-based dance maker Serge Bennathan and the return of Ohad Naharin’s renowned Minus 16.

To celebrate the holidays in December, Ballet BC presents Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker. A favourite with Vancouver audiences, Ballet BC is excited for the return of this charming Canadian retelling of this beloved holiday classic.

Entering my 10th year as Artistic Director, we are excited to offer you a season featuring some of today’s most distinctive choreographic voices that celebrate the past decade and propel us forward with new momentum.  In every aspect, we are strengthening our collaborative commitment to how we make and share our work. Reflecting on the change and growth over the last ten years, I feel great pride and gratitude. It is with curiosity and dedication that we strive to cultivate a presence and relevance for dance as a cultural leader in society as we continue our meaningful conversation with you. — Emily Molnar, Artistic Director

In 2018/19 we look forward to deepening our connection and engagement with audiences in Vancouver and around the world. More than ever, our work is the direct result of a collective effort in making art that brings together ideas that are shaping new perspectives on dance. Join us for a season that will bring a sense of wonder and focus to the breadth of Ballet BC’s collaborations and artistic vision.

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