Ballet BC Opens Season with Tilt: Win Tickets

Comments 70 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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.

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Walking Mad 2012. Photo courtesy of Ballet BC. Photographer: Michael Slobodian.

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.

Tickets for Tilt can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS) or online, and range in price from $22.25 to $70.00 (plus service charges).

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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Follow Ballet BC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 3:00pm on Friday, October 11, 2013.

Update The winner is Carla!

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70 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. KristiMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 11:02am PST

    Oh, I would LOVE to see this!

  2. SabrinaMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 11:07am PST

    Oooh, I would love, love, love to go!

  3. HannahMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 11:53am PST

    I would love to go!

  4. MariaMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 12:06pm PST

    I miss dancing so much, I want to go so bad!

  5. jocelyneMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 12:11pm PST

    DANCE! nowwww if i could just convince my boyfriend to go…

  6. janMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 12:40pm PST

    haven’t been to ballet since I was a kid

  7. NathanMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 12:46pm PST

    Culture is good.

  8. AnneMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 12:51pm PST

    Would love to get dresed up & go to this

  9. staceyMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 1:20pm PST

    sounds like a fantastic night!

  10. JennaMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 2:07pm PST

    I would love to have 2 tickets!

  11. HayleyMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 2:16pm PST

    I would love to see this.

  12. KrissyMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 2:50pm PST

    I’d love to have a date night with my boyfriend at the ballet!

  13. CaitlinMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 3:37pm PST

    I’d love to go!

  14. KimberlyMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 4:02pm PST

    Pick me, pretty please?!

  15. BrianMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 4:06pm PST

    I would love to go

  16. VINCEMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 4:14pm PST

    Love Ballet BC – very exciting!

  17. amfriesenMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 4:25pm PST

    Dancing is a beautiful expression of the human body – took ballet when I was younger for a very short period – it’s really hard

  18. MikeMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 5:11pm PST

    Would love to go!

  19. TanyaMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 7:12pm PST

    That would be a great night out!

  20. tracyMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 7:24pm PST

    yes please!!

  21. RamonaMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 7:40pm PST

    I would love to take my daughter

  22. JamesMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 7:40pm PST

    yes please.

  23. IsaacMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 7:41pm PST

    Ballet Yeah!

  24. AnaMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 8:20pm PST

    Support local art!

  25. Sheri RoweMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 8:30pm PST

    Would love to see more live theatre and dance this year – starting with THIS!

  26. Tiffany ShimMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 8:40pm PST

    It would be an amazing opportunity to have Tilt as my first ballet event! I recently just started taking ballet classes, and I hope to one day dance for the Ballet BC company. It would truly be a dream come true.

  27. Amanda MaeMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 9:02pm PST

    This is my idea of fun and inspiration! I would be over the moon to go!

  28. LuigiMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 9:18pm PST

    An amazing night @ the Ballet!!!

  29. StellaMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 10:08pm PST

    I’m a mega Ballet BC fan and would love more than anything to win tickets!

  30. kaykayMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 10:10pm PST

    love ballet bc

  31. TracyMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 10:45pm PST

    Would love to go!

  32. DoraMonday, October 7th, 2013 — 10:45pm PST

    Oh! I would love to go!

  33. ValerieTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 8:35am PST

    Ballet has a special place in moms’ heart, would love to take her. Thanks

  34. KendraTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 8:50am PST

    Would LOVE to see this!

  35. NicTTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 11:23am PST

    Would love to see some of Molnar’s work.

  36. KathleenTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 1:16pm PST

    would love to go!

  37. DBTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 1:51pm PST

    Love modern dance!

  38. EileenTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 3:10pm PST

    Would love to go!

  39. bjhTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 5:23pm PST

    I love dance!

  40. ameliaTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 6:32pm PST

    student budget friendly

  41. AlisonTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 7:19pm PST

    Mum and I are visiting Vancouver when Tilt is on-so exciting! Winning tickets would make our Vancouver experience very special indeed!

  42. Shelly PTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 9:20pm PST

    Awesome! I would love to go !

  43. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostTuesday, October 8th, 2013 — 11:08pm PST

    Looks like a great evening!

  44. CarlaWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 12:08am PST

    I’ve always wanted to go to the ballet but never have. This would be perfect!

  45. Anne GuagliardoWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 1:18am PST

    Going to this ballet will be …legen……dary 🙂
    Thanks a lot

  46. VirginiaWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 1:20am PST

    Haven’t been to the ballet in years! Love to go.

  47. PhaedraWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 7:36am PST

    I love Ballet BC and would enjoy this show very much!

  48. GaetanneWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 8:09am PST


  49. John StuartWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 8:12am PST

    Tilt me baby!

  50. J-JWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 8:21am PST

    Very cool!

  51. AlisaWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 9:07am PST

    I’ve never been to the ballet.

  52. SanazWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 9:22am PST

    I’d love to attend

  53. SharylinWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 9:27am PST

    Tilt is on my “must see” list!

  54. WallyWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 10:59am PST

    I’ve never seen live ballet.

  55. Kai Yan ChauWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 2:15pm PST

    Never been – would love to experience this!

  56. MoniqueWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 6:02pm PST

    never been to one before

  57. Rajbinder KaurWednesday, October 9th, 2013 — 8:03pm PST

    I’ve never been to the Ballet, this would be quite the experience! Cheers!

  58. RosieThursday, October 10th, 2013 — 9:49am PST

    Would love tickets!

  59. CyndiThursday, October 10th, 2013 — 12:00pm PST

    have never been, would love to go

  60. Megan JThursday, October 10th, 2013 — 12:27pm PST

    I’d love to win tickets!

  61. Andy C.Thursday, October 10th, 2013 — 1:12pm PST

    Been years since I’ve been

  62. lorThursday, October 10th, 2013 — 7:53pm PST

    looks fabulous!

  63. NiamhThursday, October 10th, 2013 — 10:02pm PST

    Here goes…

  64. lisaThursday, October 10th, 2013 — 11:37pm PST

    perfect for this long weekend!!

  65. JohnFriday, October 11th, 2013 — 12:45am PST

    Ballet BC is fantastic, would love to go !

  66. SeanFriday, October 11th, 2013 — 12:46am PST

    Let’s do it for Ballet BC .

  67. ShirleyFriday, October 11th, 2013 — 9:34am PST

    I’d love to see a local ballet.

  68. MagFriday, October 11th, 2013 — 12:34pm PST

    An incredible opportunity to see this great event.

  69. NicoleFriday, October 11th, 2013 — 1:31pm PST

    Better late than never! This would be a excuse for a night out on the town…& I’d certainly be walking happy if I had the chance to see “Walking Mad.”

  70. lucSaturday, October 12th, 2013 — 8:55am PST

    I’d love to Tilt with the ballet!

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