Ballet BC’s 2014-2015 Season

Comments 42 by Rebecca Bollwitt

We are so fortunate to live in a city with such an appreciation for the arts and I am thrilled to once again introduce Ballet BC‘s program for the season and to offer up a contest for my readers.

Photo by Michael Slobodian courtesy of Ballet BC

Ballet BC’s 2014-2015 Season

Ballet BC begins its 2014–15 season with No. 29 – a program marking the company’s 29th season and 29th new creation under the artistic leadership of Emily Molnar.

No. 29 features the World Premiere of White Act by Spanish-born choreographer Fernando Hernando Magadan, the Ballet BC premiere of An Instant by Vancouver-born choreographer Lesley Telford and the reprisal of the explosive audience favourite A.U.R.A. by Italy’s Jacopo Godani.

A.U.R.A.(Anarchist Unit Related to Art)
Ballet BC Premiere: November 2012
Choreography: Jacopo Godani
Music: 48nord
Set to a dynamic electronic acoustic score by German duo 48nord, A.U.R.A. is sleek and startling in its relentless intensity, showcasing Jacopo Godani’s explosive and kinetic style. The provocative nature of A.U.R.A. combined with its virtuosic physicality proved highly successful with audiences and critics in Vancouver and abroad.

White Act
World Premiere
Choreography: Fernando Hernando Magadan
Spanish-born choreographer Fernando Magadan, a new voice in contemporary dance, reveres beauty, passion and nature, as well as the supernatural, and explores “…our constant attraction to everything that confronts and challenges the laws of physics against our mortal nature.” In this new work, he uses his clear artistic voice to create a complex, emotionally abundant world.

An Instant
Ballet BC Premiere
Choreography: Lesley Telford
Music: Michael Gordon, Weather
Inspired by Wislawa Szymborska’s poem Could Have, Vancouver-born choreographer and dancer Lesley Telford investigates “…the moment you wake up when chance, circumstance and unpredictability interrupt our planned lives. A critical moment may shift our direction in a split second.” Set to Weather by Michael Gordon, Telford’s work is beautifully poignant in its exploration of the fragile balance and illusion of life’s stability.

No. 29 plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 8:00pm November 6th to November 8th, 2014. Tickets range from $30.00 to $80.00 (including service charges) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS) or online via Ticketmaster.

Win Tickets to Ballet BC’s Season Opener

If you would like to attend No. 29, 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 #No29 from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Monday, November 3, 2014. Follow Ballet BC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

Update: The winner is @SpazzyLesbian on Twitter!

42 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. daliWednesday, October 29th, 2014 — 3:38pm PDT

    cool thanks

  2. CrystalWednesday, October 29th, 2014 — 3:41pm PDT

    Would love to go!

  3. SabrinaWednesday, October 29th, 2014 — 3:43pm PDT

    I could really use an evening like that!

  4. Michelle WWednesday, October 29th, 2014 — 4:17pm PDT

    This sounds like it will be fantastic!

  5. AmyWednesday, October 29th, 2014 — 10:16pm PDT

    I would love to bring my daughter to see a live!!

  6. DoraWednesday, October 29th, 2014 — 10:56pm PDT

    Would love to win!

  7. BryanThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 1:31am PDT

    Would love to see a show!

  8. jennyThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 6:32am PDT

    I would love to win

  9. LindaThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 8:07am PDT

    I would love to win these tickets to take my ballet granddaughter to.

  10. Lisa MartinThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 10:02am PDT

    Sounds amazing! Would love to check it out!

  11. LucThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 12:10pm PDT

    Ballet is sublime!

  12. wenThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 12:31pm PDT

    Would like to take my ballet fan

  13. Peter KThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 3:05pm PDT

    I would love this!

  14. Billy QThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 3:43pm PDT

    Have a good friend performing in No.29 – would LOVE to go see her strut her stuff out there

  15. Teresa KThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 7:09pm PDT

    I’d love to win.

  16. KristinaThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 7:25pm PDT

    Would be so awesome to see!

  17. lisaThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 8:49pm PDT

    would love to attend!

  18. DonaldThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 8:50pm PDT

    Night at the ballet sounds good to me.

  19. JenThursday, October 30th, 2014 — 11:00pm PDT

    Yes please!

  20. Brenda AFriday, October 31st, 2014 — 12:26am PDT

    Would love to go!!

  21. StephanieFriday, October 31st, 2014 — 12:39pm PDT

    Love the ballet.

  22. SanazFriday, October 31st, 2014 — 1:34pm PDT

    I’d love to see a performance at this festival

  23. Sherry FFriday, October 31st, 2014 — 7:45pm PDT

    Ballet makes you soar!

  24. MarianneFriday, October 31st, 2014 — 8:23pm PDT

    Ballet BC’s magical performances!

  25. ReetuFriday, October 31st, 2014 — 9:03pm PDT

    I have never been to ballet but have always wanted to attend!

  26. ChrisFriday, October 31st, 2014 — 9:09pm PDT

    I’ve never been to the ballet before…

  27. DeniseFriday, October 31st, 2014 — 10:02pm PDT

    Cheers Rebecca. Thanks for always keeping up to date with what’s going on in town, Denise.

  28. TiffanySaturday, November 1st, 2014 — 12:51pm PDT

    I’ve already bought my ticket, but I’m going to give them to my first ever dance teacher if I do!

  29. HayleySaturday, November 1st, 2014 — 1:37pm PDT

    Would love to see this~

  30. lucySaturday, November 1st, 2014 — 7:00pm PDT

    Hope I can go see the show!

  31. AngelaSaturday, November 1st, 2014 — 10:24pm PDT


  32. EileenSunday, November 2nd, 2014 — 11:45am PST

    Good way to throw off the November blues. Also, Happy 10th Rebecca!

  33. MargSunday, November 2nd, 2014 — 11:59am PST

    Would love to win this. I’m excited for ballet and other shows this fall and winter time!

  34. DebSunday, November 2nd, 2014 — 4:40pm PST

    Love the ballet!

  35. Velma SandrySunday, November 2nd, 2014 — 8:49pm PST

    It is always an evening of bliss for me. Exquisite dancers. I so admire what they bring to the stage.

  36. MelanieSunday, November 2nd, 2014 — 8:52pm PST

    I’ve never been to the ballet. I’d love to go.

  37. tracySunday, November 2nd, 2014 — 8:56pm PST

    yes please!

  38. MichelleMonday, November 3rd, 2014 — 5:18am PST

    Love Ballet BC!

  39. KathleenMonday, November 3rd, 2014 — 11:51am PST

    would love to win!

  40. DBTuesday, November 4th, 2014 — 9:14am PST

    Fantastic prize!

  41. HarjitThursday, November 6th, 2014 — 4:00pm PST

    A night out would be so fabulous before my next baby comes in 7 weeks. Thanks for the chance,
    Twitter fan@plumerea

  42. Mark Anthony BussanichTuesday, November 18th, 2014 — 11:29am PST

    I have never been to a ballet. this looks like lots of fun. good luck to all

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