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Ballet BC: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 9:56am PDT
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After receiving rave reviews for their season opener Tilt (including glowing remarks from my guest contributor Michelle Kim), Ballet BC’s ready to take on their second show of the season, presenting Fumbling Towards Ecstasy with the Alberta Ballet from November 14th to 16th.

fumblingtowardsecstasyFollowing Alberta Ballet’s triumphant tributes to the music of Canadian legend Joni Mitchell and England’s international superstars Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy features the music of Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan.

This Grammy, Juno and Gemini Award-winning artist, who has sold more than 40 million recordings worldwide and raised more than $7 million for charities, is the perfect continuation to the company’s exciting series of portraits of living music icons. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy “…shimmers in beauty…” says the Globe and Mail and traces the deeply spiritual odyssey of a woman’s life from first romantic encounter to mature love.

The Alberta Ballet talent includes choreographer Jean Grand-Maître, sets by Scott Reid, costumes by Paul Hardy, projections by Adam Larsen, lighting by Pierre Lavoie, and sound by Claude Lemelin along with the music of Sarah McLachlan.

All performances of Fumbling Towards Ecstasy will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 8:00pm. If you would like to attend, I have a pair of tickets to give away. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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One contest winner will be drawn at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, November 7, 2013 and will receive tickets to the performance on November 15, 2013.

Ballet BC’s season continues with The Nutcracker December 28th to 31st, Grace Symmetry February 20th to 22nd, and UN/A April 24th to 26th, 2014. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

Update The winner is Tamikko!


  1. Debra says:

    Love ballet, love Sarah, what could be better?

  2. I would love to win tickets!

  3. Harmoni says:

    Danced since I was 5! Love Sarah!

  4. stacey says:

    wow this sounds beautiful! would love to go!

  5. Michelle says:

    I would love to attend this ballet, it sounds like it will be beautiful!

  6. Jen says:

    A whole ballet set to Sarah McLachlan’s music sounds perfect! I would love to go!

  7. As well as entering, here are some ballet photos for all you lovers of ballet and beauty to enjoy

  8. Jeff says:

    This sounds like a great event to take my girlfriend to for a date night!

  9. Hayley says:

    I love ballet and I love Sarah McLachlan’s music, so this is the perfect combination <3

  10. Joyee says:

    Sarah and ballet? Yes please!

  11. Fiona says:

    What amazingly beautiful collaboration! I would love to see this! <3

  12. Gord says:

    Sounds like a great combo! 🙂

  13. Michelle says:

    A perfect combo! I would love tickets!

  14. Tamikko says:

    Love Sarah McLachlan and I haven’t seen a ballet for a couple of decades. Will be beautiful and very moving I’m sure. I would cry the entire time 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. Samantha says:

    Blessed be Sarah who got me through my teenage angst. Tickets to this would be amazing!

  16. luc says:

    Smooth dancing ballet!

  17. Jeremy says:

    What a wonderful combo!

  18. E.Tang says:

    Love Sarah, never been to the ballet. Thanks for the opp!

  19. Kathryn says:

    Ballet & Sarah McLachlan – magical combination, would live to go!

  20. Jessica T says:

    I would love to win this! What a combination!

  21. Lara says:

    I would love love love to go!

  22. nicole says:

    i’ve never been to the ballet and have always wanted to go!!!!! this would be perfect!

  23. Christina says:

    What an amazing combination- this would be a pleasure to win and see

  24. maria says:

    I’d like to take my daughters to this.

  25. Wendy says:

    I’ve always wanted to see a ballet – would be perfect coupled with Sarah McLachlan’s music!

  26. maryanne says:

    Ballet and Sarah mashup? yes please!

  27. Lena says:

    I love ballet and I love the music. What a great match I would love to go!

  28. Nancy says:

    I have never been to any kind of ballet performance.

  29. tracy says:

    this sounds sweet!

  30. Ann says:

    Would love to see this.

  31. Julia says:

    Love both.

  32. Nina says:

    I would love to see this ballet. Thank you! 🙂

  33. Anne says:

    Have never been to the ballet, this looks very interesting.

  34. Bryan says:

    One of my all time favorite albums!

  35. Tom McIllfaterick says:

    An inspired combination!

  36. Debbie says:

    Would love to go!

  37. Mae says:

    I would LOVE to win tickets. If money wasn’t so tight, I’d have bought myself a ticket.

  38. Krissy says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to the ballet. I would bring my boyfriend for a lovely night out!

  39. Kathleen says:

    would love to go!

  40. Anna says:

    This seems like so much fun!

  41. Renn says:

    I’ve never been to a ballet. Would love to check this out!

  42. Mag says:

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  43. Rebecca says:

    Would love to go to this

  44. Kate says:

    Would love to go please and thanks!

  45. Mary says:

    I’ve always wanted to go!

  46. Shelley says:

    Sarah could even get my husband to attend the ballet!

  47. wyn says:

    what a super combination of ballet and Sarah’s album that brings back those 90s heydays. please enter me into the draw – i’d love to take a friend.

  48. Colleen Wilson says:

    Promises to be an amazing show. Would love to see it

  49. Erin says:

    I’ve always wanted to see a Ballet BC performance

  50. Shel says:

    Would love to see this, Sarah’s music + ballet sounds great.

  51. Gerald says:

    Haven’t made it Ballet B.C. in ages but would love to go.

  52. Jennifer says:


  53. Am says:

    Pick me! Pick me!

  54. Rajbinder Kaur says:

    Huge Sarah fan, never been to the ballet! Perfect combo!! cheers

  55. Rinat says:

    What a lovely combo! Yes, please!!

  56. Julie says:

    Great combo! Would love to go!

  57. Sarah B says:

    This would make the perfect date night!

  58. Dora says:

    I would love to win this! What a great prize!!

  59. Nate says:

    Sarah sings the soundtrack of my youth…but I know nothing about ballet. This would mean the world to my girlfriend. I hope one of the 4 guys who commented win!

  60. Evelyn says:

    Oooh wow! Music from Sarah McLachlan! And I love dance! This sounds super interesting!

  61. Natalie says:

    I would love this! Thanks!

  62. jen says:

    love to see this!!

  63. Adelina says:

    Love ballet and would love to see this!

  64. Rachel says:

    I would love to take my daughter to her first ballet!

  65. lor says:

    Bet this will be an amazing performance!

  66. Michelle W. says:

    Sounds fun!

  67. Jessica Weise says:

    I look forward to seeing Sarah’s music brought to life in a new way through dance!

  68. Kelsey says:

    This sounds like it will be an amazing performance, I would love to go! Thanks for the chance to go!

  69. Linda says:

    What a wonderful experience tis would be. Looking forward to it.

  70. Fiona says:

    What an amazing night that would be! Please count me in!

  71. Alexis says:

    This would be amazing. Would love to go!

  72. Kai Yan Chau says:

    What a lovely combination!

  73. Vikki Stevenson says:

    I’d love to take my 12 year old for her birthday! Thanks for the opportunity to play!

  74. Brianna says:

    I would love to see this!

  75. Mandy says:

    I would love to see this performance!!

  76. Max says:

    Would love to see it!

  77. Renessa says:

    I haven’t been to a ballet in so long! This sounds fabulous!

  78. Andrea Szakos says:

    Sarah and ballet, a perfect match. I’d love to go.

  79. Gina says:

    This ballet sounds so intriguing!

  80. lisa says:

    i’m really excited for this.

  81. Marilyn says:

    So good… would love tickets!

  82. Karen says:

    Sarah and ballet , such a beautiful combination!

  83. Marjorie Ellison says:

    I’d Love to go to the ballet, sounds like it would be fun!

  84. Caresse says:

    I’ve never been to the ballet and would love to check it out.

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