Ballet BC presents Program 1
The 2018/19 season opens with an evening of riveting works. Following the success of Romeo + Juliet, we 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 William Forsythe’s ground-breaking Enemy in the Figure.
Petite Cérémonie: Choreography - Medhi Walerski
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.”
Enemy in the Figure: Choreography - William Forsythe
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.
Photography Michael Slobodian
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