Ballet BC opens its 2013/2014 season this month at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre with Tilt, a series of evening performances on October 17th, October 18th, and October 19th at 8:00pm. Tilt will feature two world premieres and the return of Walking Mad, an audience favourite from the 2012 dance season.
Set to Ravel’s Bolero, Walking Mad by Johan Inger was an instant hit with audiences and critics when Ballet BC premiered the work in Vancouver in 2012. Inger originally created Walking Mad for Netherlands Dance Theatre in 2001 where he remains as Associate Choreographer.
The enormous success of Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo’s 1st Flash in February 2011 prompted the commission of this World Premiere. One of the most sought-after choreographers working today, Elo is resident choreographer of Boston Ballet and a former member of Netherlands Dance Theatre, Cullberg Ballet and The Finnish National Ballet. His critically acclaimed works are in the repertoire of major companies around the world, including New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, the Royal Danish Ballet, the Finnish National Ballet and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago.
Tilt also features a World Premiere by Molnar with a new work that reflects her passion to push the boundaries of contemporary dance with her signature complex and sensual choreography. Molnar was a dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC and Frankfurt Ballet and has created memorable works for companies around the world, including Ballet Mannheim, Cedar Lake Dance, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company and Ballet Augsburg.
Ballet BC was recently named “Best Dance Company” in the Georgia Straight’s Best of Vancouver and a performance of theirs should definitely be on every Vancouverite’s “must see” list. If you would like to attend Tilt on Saturday, October 19, 2013, I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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Update The winner is Carla!