Ballet BC: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Comments 84 by Rebecca Bollwitt

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!

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  1. DebraSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 10:01am PDT

    Love ballet, love Sarah, what could be better?

  2. Kristyl ClarkSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 10:29am PDT

    I would love to win tickets!

  3. HarmoniSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 10:33am PDT

    Danced since I was 5! Love Sarah!

  4. staceySaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 10:54am PDT

    wow this sounds beautiful! would love to go!

  5. MichelleSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 11:41am PDT

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

  6. JenSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 11:44am PDT

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

  7. Claude SchneiderSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 11:45am PDT

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

  8. JeffSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 12:09pm PDT

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

  9. HayleySaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 12:59pm PDT

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

  10. JoyeeSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 1:39pm PDT

    Sarah and ballet? Yes please!

  11. FionaSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 1:39pm PDT

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

  12. GordSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 3:22pm PDT

    Sounds like a great combo! 🙂

  13. MichelleSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 4:10pm PDT

    A perfect combo! I would love tickets!

  14. TamikkoSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 5:26pm PDT

    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. SamanthaSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 5:31pm PDT

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

  16. lucSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 5:59pm PDT

    Smooth dancing ballet!

  17. JeremySaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 6:14pm PDT

    What a wonderful combo!

  18. E.TangSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 6:16pm PDT

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

  19. KathrynSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 6:17pm PDT

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

  20. Jessica TSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 6:47pm PDT

    I would love to win this! What a combination!

  21. LaraSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 7:24pm PDT

    I would love love love to go!

  22. nicoleSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 7:36pm PDT

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

  23. ChristinaSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 8:33pm PDT

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

  24. mariaSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 9:45pm PDT

    I’d like to take my daughters to this.

  25. WendySaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 10:19pm PDT

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

  26. maryanneSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 10:30pm PDT

    Ballet and Sarah mashup? yes please!

  27. LenaSaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 10:54pm PDT

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

  28. NancySaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 10:57pm PDT

    I have never been to any kind of ballet performance.

  29. tracySaturday, November 2nd, 2013 — 11:22pm PDT

    this sounds sweet!

  30. AnnSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 1:29am PDT

    Would love to see this.

  31. JuliaSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 1:47am PDT

    Love both.

  32. NinaSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 2:31am PST

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

  33. AnneSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 7:03am PST

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

  34. BryanSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 7:35am PST

    One of my all time favorite albums!

  35. Tom McIllfaterickSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 11:39am PST

    An inspired combination!

  36. DebbieSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 2:30pm PST

    Would love to go!

  37. MaeSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 2:36pm PST

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

  38. KrissySunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 2:39pm PST

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

  39. KathleenSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 8:25pm PST

    would love to go!

  40. AnnaSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 9:55pm PST

    This seems like so much fun!

  41. RennSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 10:45pm PST

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

  42. MagSunday, November 3rd, 2013 — 10:46pm PST

    Thank you for the giveaway.

  43. RebeccaMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 6:01am PST

    Would love to go to this

  44. KateMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 9:00am PST

    Would love to go please and thanks!

  45. MaryMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 9:26am PST

    I’ve always wanted to go!

  46. ShelleyMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 10:19am PST

    Sarah could even get my husband to attend the ballet!

  47. wynMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 10:44am PST

    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 WilsonMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 11:24am PST

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

  49. ErinMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 5:00pm PST

    I’ve always wanted to see a Ballet BC performance

  50. ShelMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 5:59pm PST

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

  51. GeraldMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 7:38pm PST

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

  52. JenniferMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 10:29pm PST


  53. AmMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 10:29pm PST

    Pick me! Pick me!

  54. Rajbinder KaurMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 10:31pm PST

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

  55. RinatMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 10:33pm PST

    What a lovely combo! Yes, please!!

  56. JulieMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 11:06pm PST

    Great combo! Would love to go!

  57. Sarah BMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 11:17pm PST

    This would make the perfect date night!

  58. DoraMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 11:23pm PST

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

  59. NateMonday, November 4th, 2013 — 11:45pm PST

    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. EvelynTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 3:49am PST

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

  61. NatalieTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 9:45am PST

    I would love this! Thanks!

  62. jenTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 9:54am PST

    love to see this!!

  63. AdelinaTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 10:21am PST

    Love ballet and would love to see this!

  64. RachelTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 11:09am PST

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

  65. lorTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 11:22am PST

    Bet this will be an amazing performance!

  66. Michelle W.Tuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 11:25am PST

    Sounds fun!

  67. Jessica WeiseTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 11:49am PST

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

  68. KelseyTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 4:11pm PST

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

  69. LindaTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 6:53pm PST

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

  70. FionaTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 7:25pm PST

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

  71. AlexisTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 7:31pm PST

    This would be amazing. Would love to go!

  72. Kai Yan ChauTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 8:29pm PST

    What a lovely combination!

  73. Vikki StevensonTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 8:58pm PST

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

  74. BriannaTuesday, November 5th, 2013 — 9:51pm PST

    I would love to see this!

  75. MandyWednesday, November 6th, 2013 — 9:51am PST

    I would love to see this performance!!

  76. MaxWednesday, November 6th, 2013 — 3:27pm PST

    Would love to see it!

  77. RenessaWednesday, November 6th, 2013 — 3:51pm PST

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

  78. Andrea SzakosWednesday, November 6th, 2013 — 9:18pm PST

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

  79. GinaWednesday, November 6th, 2013 — 9:40pm PST

    This ballet sounds so intriguing!

  80. lisaThursday, November 7th, 2013 — 12:41am PST

    i’m really excited for this.

  81. MarilynThursday, November 7th, 2013 — 9:48am PST

    So good… would love tickets!

  82. KarenThursday, November 7th, 2013 — 6:50pm PST

    Sarah and ballet , such a beautiful combination!

  83. Marjorie EllisonThursday, November 7th, 2013 — 10:19pm PST

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

  84. CaresseThursday, November 7th, 2013 — 10:22pm PST

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

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