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Ballet BC Opens Season with Tilt: Win Tickets

Monday, October 7th, 2013 — 10:44am PDT
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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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RT to enter to win tickets to @BalletBC’s #Tilt from @Miss604

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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  1. Kristi says:

    Oh, I would LOVE to see this!

  2. Sabrina says:

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

  3. Hannah says:

    I would love to go!

  4. Maria says:

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

  5. jocelyne says:

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

  6. jan says:

    haven’t been to ballet since I was a kid

  7. Nathan says:

    Culture is good.

  8. Anne says:

    Would love to get dresed up & go to this

  9. stacey says:

    sounds like a fantastic night!

  10. Jenna says:

    I would love to have 2 tickets!

  11. Hayley says:

    I would love to see this.

  12. Krissy says:

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

  13. Caitlin says:

    I’d love to go!

  14. Kimberly says:

    Pick me, pretty please?!

  15. Brian says:

    I would love to go

  16. VINCE says:

    Love Ballet BC – very exciting!

  17. amfriesen says:

    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. Mike says:

    Would love to go!

  19. Tanya says:

    That would be a great night out!

  20. tracy says:

    yes please!!

  21. Ramona says:

    I would love to take my daughter

  22. James says:

    yes please.

  23. Isaac says:

    Ballet Yeah!

  24. Ana says:

    Support local art!

  25. Sheri Rowe says:

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

  26. Tiffany Shim says:

    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 Mae says:

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

  28. Luigi says:

    An amazing night @ the Ballet!!!

  29. Stella says:

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

  30. kaykay says:

    love ballet bc

  31. Tracy says:

    Would love to go!

  32. Dora says:

    Oh! I would love to go!

  33. Valerie says:

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

  34. Kendra says:

    Would LOVE to see this!

  35. NicT says:

    Would love to see some of Molnar’s work.

  36. Kathleen says:

    would love to go!

  37. DB says:

    Love modern dance!

  38. Eileen says:

    Would love to go!

  39. bjh says:

    I love dance!

  40. amelia says:

    student budget friendly

  41. Alison says:

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

  42. Shelly P says:

    Awesome! I would love to go !

  43. Looks like a great evening!

  44. Carla says:

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

  45. Anne Guagliardo says:

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

  46. Virginia says:

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

  47. Phaedra says:

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

  48. Gaetanne says:


  49. J-J says:

    Very cool!

  50. Alisa says:

    I’ve never been to the ballet.

  51. Sanaz says:

    I’d love to attend

  52. Sharylin says:

    Tilt is on my “must see” list!

  53. Wally says:

    I’ve never seen live ballet.

  54. Kai Yan Chau says:

    Never been – would love to experience this!

  55. Monique says:

    never been to one before

  56. Rajbinder Kaur says:

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

  57. Rosie says:

    Would love tickets!

  58. Cyndi says:

    have never been, would love to go

  59. Megan J says:

    I’d love to win tickets!

  60. Andy C. says:

    Been years since I’ve been

  61. lor says:

    looks fabulous!

  62. Niamh says:

    Here goes…

  63. lisa says:

    perfect for this long weekend!!

  64. John says:

    Ballet BC is fantastic, would love to go !

  65. Sean says:

    Let’s do it for Ballet BC .

  66. Shirley says:

    I’d love to see a local ballet.

  67. Mag says:

    An incredible opportunity to see this great event.

  68. Nicole says:

    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.”

  69. luc says:

    I’d love to Tilt with the ballet!

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