Ballet BC 25th Anniversary

Comments 67 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s Ballet BC’s 25th anniversary and they will celebrate by presenting a collection of world premiere performances next week.

“We are delighted to be bringing our Vancouver audiences an exciting evening of new works by Canadian and Ballet BC alumni. We are also honoured to be collaborating with one of Canada’s leading chamber orchestras, The Turning Point Ensemble. This magnificent program of four new creations promises to be a thrilling experience for both dance and music lovers alike.” says Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar.

Alexis Fletcher. Photo by Chris Randle

April 14th – April 16th will feature the following works at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Choreography: Serge Bennathan
Music: New Composition by Michael Oesterle

Choreography: Wen Wei Wang
Music: Owen Underhill

Choreography: Gioconda Barbuto
Music: New Composition by Anthony Genge

Choreography: Donald Sales (read a great interview with him in the Georgia Straight)
Music: David Lang

I have two tickets to give away to the production Friday, April 15th.

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post the following on Twitter.

I entered to win tickets to @BalletBC from @Miss604

I will draw a winner at 9:00am, April 13, 2011.
Update The winner is Mercedes – have a great time!

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67 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. EmilyFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 11:12am PDT

    I would love to Ballet BC’s anniversary show and celebrate their 25th!

  2. PeterFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 11:19am PDT

    My girlfriend would love for me to take her to this.

  3. PamelaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 11:25am PDT

    Oh I so would love to win tickets to this. Love Ballet BC

  4. PamelaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 11:25am PDT

    I tweeted!/Travelbuds/status/56422466498740225

  5. AllisonFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 11:43am PDT

    Here’s to ballet!

  6. HayleyFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 12:28pm PDT

    <3 Ballet

  7. VeronicaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 12:47pm PDT

    Would love to go!!

  8. RobinFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 1:18pm PDT

    Love Ballet BC!

  9. Danielle ScottFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 1:40pm PDT

    My mom would love to go!

  10. jessicaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 1:57pm PDT

    i would love to go! i tweeted 🙂

  11. KatieFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 3:35pm PDT

    Love it

  12. KendallFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 4:37pm PDT

    Ballet! Ballet! Ballet! My love for it hasn’t stopped even though I’m not able to dance anymore!

  13. BonnieFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 5:02pm PDT

    Would love to take my mom!

  14. LoriFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 5:23pm PDT

    Would be lovely to go!

  15. MaryanneFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 6:03pm PDT

    I would LOVE to go!

  16. ErinFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 8:14pm PDT

    I would love to take my mom to this, a great early mothers day gift!!

  17. AbigailFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 10:12pm PDT

    I would LOVE to drag my boyfriend to the ballet. horrible i know!!!

  18. BrendaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 10:33pm PDT

    It’s been forever since I’ve seen a ballet, would love to go!

  19. LisaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 10:44pm PDT

    I would love to go to this show… I enjoyed BBC’s presentations of The Nutcracker and Alvin Ailey tons!

  20. AmeliaFriday, April 8th, 2011 — 11:03pm PDT

    Looks like a lot of fun! tweeted.

  21. A.J.Saturday, April 9th, 2011 — 3:08am PDT

    My future in laws would love this! They don’t speak all that much English and this would suit them great!

  22. MercedesSaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 9:12am PDT

    A big shout out to my ballet teacher – Helen Evans at the 7th Avenue Dance Studio here in Vancouver. I would love to take her to this event. Tweeted #BalletBC under “munphy”

  23. Emily HSaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 10:10am PDT

    I’ve never seen a ballet…I’d love to go!

  24. TeresaSaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 11:09am PDT

    I heart ballet.

  25. EileenSaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 12:55pm PDT

    My favorite ballet is The Nutcracker. My dad took me there when I was really young, and now that I have nieces and nephews I take them as well. Its an enduring Christmas tradition.

  26. HayleySaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 4:59pm PDT

    i have always wanted to go to the ballet!

  27. TracySaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 5:06pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  28. Amy W.Saturday, April 9th, 2011 — 5:24pm PDT


  29. HarjitSaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 6:46pm PDT

    I would love to see this because I always dreamed I could dance and move like a ballerina when I was little.

  30. ChristineSaturday, April 9th, 2011 — 8:24pm PDT

    I would love to go!

  31. parkerSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 9:04am PDT

    wow, this would be amazing to see!!

  32. WinnieSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 10:39am PDT

    I would love to go!

  33. dorisSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 10:57am PDT

    I would really enjoy this! 🙂

  34. dorisSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 10:57am PDT

    I would really enjoy this! 🙂

  35. ErinSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 11:04am PDT

    I would love to see this, yet to see a ballet in Vancouver.

  36. StephanieSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 11:16am PDT

    i would love to win!!!!

  37. GeraldSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 12:50pm PDT

    Happy Birthday Ballet BC! Let’s all support a fantastic company of dancers and guarantee success for another 25 years!

  38. JessicaSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 6:23pm PDT

    Oh Rebecca, I want to win this prize so badly! As an ex-dancer who is rehabilitating her body so she can start taking lessons once again, I would love to see what the new and exciting Ballet BC has to offer. I haven’t seen them perform since Emily Molnar re-vamped the company and this would obviously be a great time to do so!

  39. SaraSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 9:13pm PDT

    This sounds fantastic!

  40. VirginiaSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 10:43pm PDT

    Would be awesome to win!

  41. MaeSunday, April 10th, 2011 — 11:02pm PDT

    I’m really starting to appreciate contemporary ballet. Fingers crossed.

  42. LindaMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 6:10am PDT

    never been to a ballet so this will be a good thing. broaden my horizons.

  43. taniaMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 10:19am PDT

    How fun would that be!

  44. rinoMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 10:21am PDT

    Ballet would be a fun evening for my daughter.

  45. KristinMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 11:49am PDT

    Would love to go! It’s been ages since I’ve been to a ballet performance.

  46. nocalMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 12:19pm PDT

    Love it.

  47. MoniqueMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 12:27pm PDT

    I would definitely LOVE to see this!

  48. BeezerMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 5:13pm PDT

    oooh…. would love to see the the dance world’s Fab Four!

  49. mariaMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 8:05pm PDT

    Never been to the ballet.

  50. AliciaMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 9:18pm PDT

    Love ballet!

  51. MeghanMonday, April 11th, 2011 — 9:33pm PDT

    My mother-in-law would be ecstatic!

  52. KathyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:09am PDT

    would love to see the show this weekend!

  53. RebeccaTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:32am PDT

    My mother and I would really enjoy this.

  54. TiffanyTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 9:18am PDT

    Congrats to Ballet BC!

  55. BeniTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:03am PDT

    Would really love to see this show!

  56. Barbara GaspariTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 10:07am PDT

    I’d love to see it 🙂

  57. RosalindTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:22am PDT

    I would love to go!

  58. DeirdreTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 12:44pm PDT

    this would be a great night out!

  59. colleen tsoukalasTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 1:19pm PDT

    Love the direction the Ballet BC is headed. Much more energy and skill now. Watch out Alvin Ailey!

  60. DebraTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 2:16pm PDT

    I’m so pleased that BC Ballet is celebrating it’s silver anniversary! Would love to celebrate with them!

  61. Pat CummingTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 7:53pm PDT

    It’s been ages since I’ve been to a ballet. Would love to go again!

  62. LiamTuesday, April 12th, 2011 — 11:55pm PDT

    Would love to take my girl to this!

  63. AdamWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 7:58am PDT

    I know who I’d take with me to the ballet.

  64. MichaelWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 7:59am PDT

    I need some enjoyment about now. Here’s to the ballet!

  65. LynWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 8:00am PDT

    I hope to win the tickets to see BC’s Ballet perform.

  66. Taylor WoodWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 8:54am PDT

    Just in time, I hope! These tix would be great to win!

  67. Alison LimWednesday, April 13th, 2011 — 9:26am PDT

    I love Ballet BC!!!

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