Ballet BC concludes its dynamic 31st season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, May 11-13, 2017 at 8pm. Our season finishes with a thrilling triple bill of cutting edge and inspired choreography by two prominent Israeli choreographers and Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar. PROGRAM 3 features world premieres by choreographers Emanuel Gat, Emily Molnar and the Ballet BC premiere of Minus 16 by Ohad Naharin.
How to Be brings together some of Vancouver’s most exciting dance and theatre artists in a humorous exploration of what it is to “be”. Award-winning choreographer/ creator Tara Cheyenne Friedenberg (bANGER, Goggles, Porno Death Cult, and Highgate), in collaboration with a whole host of Vancouver’s favourite theatre and dance performers, has created a show that is sure to transcend preconceived notions about dance and theatre.
Rising stars Le Patin Libre are creating a new kind of ice dancing, far beyond the confines of traditional figure skating. There are no sparkles, no stereotypes, and no fuzzy animal costumes. Coming off a sold-out European tour, this is your chance to see the fresh and inventive Canadian group before they explode onto the international scene.
Travis Wall and Break the Floor Productions are pleased to announce national tour dates for the second work by America’s hottest dance company, Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound. After The Curtain will begin touring March 1, 2017 in Utica, New York and will play 19 cities with a Vancouver premiere on March 25, 2017 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
Critically acclaimed Noche Flamenco has created Antigona, choreographed by and starring Soledad Barrio and directed by Martin Santangelo. Blending the musical poetry of Sophocles with dance to tell its powerful story of Antigone, a strong woman who sacrifices herself for family, Antigona is unlike anything I had ever seen before.
The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca’s Antigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Adapted from Sophocles’ Antigone, and starring Bessie-award winner Soledad Barrio as the lead, Antigona looks at repression, heroism and loss in a fiery, multi-media spectacle.
Following their Canadian premiere at Vancouver International Dance Festival (VIDF) in 2015, Japan-based ensemble, Dairakudakan, returns with their newest work – Paradise – on March 10 & 11, 2017 at 8pm at the Vancouver Playhouse. Proudly presented as part of VIDF 2017, the visual tour-de-force drives audiences on an absurd, haunting hunt for the elusive concept of paradise.
The Vancouver International Dance Festival opened with the world premiere of Kinesis Dance somatheatro’s In Penumbra.