Win Tickets to the Ballet BC 30th Anniversary Season Opener

Comments 76 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Ballet BC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this season as they focus their programming firmly on the future of dance. Program 1 will hit the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage November 5th to November 7th, Program 2 will shine in the spotlight March 17th to March 19th, and Program 3 will round out the season May 12th to May 14th, 2016.


Combining classical integrity with a contemporary sensibility, Ballet BC is a creation-based company of 17 talented dancers from Canada and around the world that is committed to exploration and collaboration in contemporary dance. Solidly grounded in the rigour and artistry of classical ballet, with an emphasis on innovation and the immediacy of the 21st century, the Company presents a distinct and diverse repertoire of the most sought-after Canadian and international contemporary ballet choreography.

Program 1

The milestone season starts with Program 1, under the artistic leadership of Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar. This features three individual works by choreographers who are reshaping contemporary ballet.

The program includes a World Premiere by Belgian-born choreographer Stijn Celis, the Canadian premiere of Solo Echo by Vancouver-based Choreographer Crystal Pite and the return of the critically acclaimed 2014 World Premiere of Twenty Eight Thousand Waves by Resident Choreographer Cayetano Soto.

Program 1 plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 8:00pm November 5th to November 7th, 2015. Tickets range from $30.00 to $90.00 (including service charges) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS) or online.

Win Tickets to the Ballet BC 30th Anniversary Season Opener

I have a pair of tickets to give away to the performances in Program 1 on November 6th. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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RT to enter to win tickets to @BalletBC’s #Program1 from @Miss604

Follow Ballet BC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information about performances this season.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, October 30, 2015.

Update The winner is @MichelleLKent Bridget!

76 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LindaTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 2:49pm PDT

    my partner and i would love a chance to win tickets to a ballet. we have never been to one together and i would be thrilled to take her…thx so much!

  2. Leanne STuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 2:51pm PDT

    I’ve never seen the ballet so it would be cool.

  3. Douglas GookTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 2:54pm PDT

    Ballet BC is ART incarnate!!!

  4. SanazTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 2:57pm PDT

    I’d love to win these tickets and check out the season opener!

  5. MarkTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 3:16pm PDT

    Love seeing Ballet BC! They do amazing things. Would love to see the 30th anniversary season opener

  6. AriTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 3:35pm PDT

    Huge supporter of Ballet BC! Would love to see this!

  7. Michelle WTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 3:57pm PDT

    This should be an amazing performance! Would love to go!

  8. HayleyTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 4:24pm PDT

    I haven’t seen the ballet in years, I would love this <3

  9. NatalieTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 5:23pm PDT

    I love attending anything by Ballet BC!

  10. bjhTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 7:55pm PDT

    I adore dance, and would love to have the chance to see it live!

  11. AmandaTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 8:37pm PDT

    Love seeing Ballet BC! Would love to take my husband to see the 30th anniversary season opener! 🙂

  12. daliTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 8:38pm PDT

    i want to go

  13. AngelaTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 10:44pm PDT

    I’d love to take my daughter! (Crossing my fingers!)

  14. TracyTuesday, October 20th, 2015 — 10:57pm PDT

    Always wanted to see ballet live!

  15. Erica SimpsonWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 12:16am PDT

    Would love to see a show by Ballet BC this year!

  16. JasonWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 7:11am PDT

    I’ve always wanted to go to the ballet! My fiancée would love this

  17. LucWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 8:04am PDT

    Let’s do some Programming!

  18. GarrettWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 9:06am PDT

    BC Ballet opener with Chor Leoni is going to be great. A chance to see history in the making would be awesome.

  19. kayWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 9:38am PDT

    Supporting the arts in vancity!

  20. MagWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 9:53am PDT

    Thanks for the contest.

  21. amyWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 10:00am PDT

    Want to see ballet live and support local organization

  22. TammyWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 10:11am PDT

    I would love to see this

  23. connie wrightWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 10:36am PDT

    Would love the opportunity to take my mother to the ballet in Vancouver! She’s just new to this city of culture and arts and needs to experience it first hand.

  24. JanetWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 11:33am PDT

    It’s been so exciting to watch this company grow. I’d love to celebrate this anniversary with them.

  25. SabrinaWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 12:12pm PDT

    Oooh, yes please!

  26. janWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 2:25pm PDT

    haven’t been since I was a kid

  27. JennyWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 2:44pm PDT

    This sounds great! Would love to take my sister!

  28. DaleWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 2:59pm PDT

    I really like men in tights…so this would be nice

  29. lauraWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 3:12pm PDT

    I love Ballet BC. Have only seen one of their shows but I’m counting the days ’til I can see one again!

  30. susannahWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 3:22pm PDT

    Would love to see what directions these choreographers will go with contemporary ballet

  31. Lisa MartinWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 3:59pm PDT

    Pick me! I’ve always wanted to see Ballet BC!

  32. Jason BWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 4:13pm PDT

    To see the ballet for the first time would be great!

  33. dWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 4:48pm PDT

    Crystal Pite … ’nuff said

  34. KathleenWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 7:49pm PDT

    this would be amazing!

  35. KayWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 9:35pm PDT

    Would love to see it!

  36. ZoeWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 10:18pm PDT

    I love ballet bc

  37. AnnaWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 10:54pm PDT

    This seems like so much fun!

  38. samanthaWednesday, October 21st, 2015 — 11:31pm PDT

    beautiful! would love to see it in real life

  39. Sherry FThursday, October 22nd, 2015 — 1:14am PDT

    I would love to take my friend to this ballet.

  40. HadleyThursday, October 22nd, 2015 — 2:41am PDT

    Would love to surprise my mom with tickets !

  41. LynThursday, October 22nd, 2015 — 10:42am PDT

    My niece would love to celebrate her birthday with Ballet BC.

  42. KimThursday, October 22nd, 2015 — 12:05pm PDT

    Sounds like fun!

  43. JulianThursday, October 22nd, 2015 — 1:02pm PDT

    This would be awesome!

  44. Debra KThursday, October 22nd, 2015 — 2:59pm PDT

    I love Ballet BC and would love to see this performance!!

  45. MichelleThursday, October 22nd, 2015 — 7:32pm PDT

    I would love to go see Ballet BC with our 10 year old thank you for the chance..

  46. KristaThursday, October 22nd, 2015 — 7:54pm PDT

    I would love to go!

  47. MariaThursday, October 22nd, 2015 — 9:38pm PDT

    I would love to win these for my mom!

  48. NatalieThursday, October 22nd, 2015 — 10:23pm PDT

    Would love a pair of tickets XOXOX

  49. LindaFriday, October 23rd, 2015 — 6:16am PDT

    Would love to win these to take my granddaughter.

  50. aarone mawdsleyFriday, October 23rd, 2015 — 2:44pm PDT

    id like to win

  51. Ariel CSaturday, October 24th, 2015 — 1:46pm PDT

    great contest!

  52. Sherry FSaturday, October 24th, 2015 — 7:18pm PDT

    Ballet BC are terrific. Would be lovely to take my friend to the opener.

  53. Tiffany ShimSaturday, October 24th, 2015 — 9:44pm PDT

    Ballet BC inspires to work hard everyday to become the dance artist I want to be. It’s also great to step foot into the same studio as them every night at the Dance Centre.

  54. sandraMonday, October 26th, 2015 — 8:08am PDT

    Would love to spend a mother-daughter night together at such a beautiful event!

  55. JuliaMonday, October 26th, 2015 — 8:33am PDT

    Ballet BC rocks!

  56. krystaMonday, October 26th, 2015 — 10:46am PDT

    I have always wanted to go to the ballet!

  57. MinaMonday, October 26th, 2015 — 11:20am PDT

    I would love to take my daughter to this!!!!

  58. ShirleyMonday, October 26th, 2015 — 2:19pm PDT

    Haven’t seen one for a long time.

  59. lorMonday, October 26th, 2015 — 3:15pm PDT

    Looks to be a great performance.

  60. CeraMonday, October 26th, 2015 — 4:01pm PDT

    This would be a dream to see! Thanks so much for the contest!

  61. Chad NehringTuesday, October 27th, 2015 — 8:10am PDT

    Pick me! Would like to send my mother in law 🙂

  62. Vesna S.Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 — 1:12pm PDT

    Nice girls evening out..

  63. WallyTuesday, October 27th, 2015 — 3:35pm PDT

    I’d like to watch ballet for the first time in my life.

  64. DonaldWednesday, October 28th, 2015 — 12:00am PDT

    Back in the day, going to the ballet meant something else. Now, I’d really like to see ballet.

  65. kWednesday, October 28th, 2015 — 9:18am PDT


  66. RachelWednesday, October 28th, 2015 — 3:35pm PDT

    love ballet!

  67. AnnieWednesday, October 28th, 2015 — 9:57pm PDT

    My sister is an avid fan of ballet so she would love this as an early Christmas present!

  68. BrittanyThursday, October 29th, 2015 — 12:30am PDT

    WOW! I’d love to go!! Thank you!!!!

  69. MagThursday, October 29th, 2015 — 12:06pm PDT

    I deserve a night out?

  70. Velma SandryThursday, October 29th, 2015 — 8:37pm PDT

    Always an event to remember. Beautiful dancers; brilliant choreography.

  71. KimThursday, October 29th, 2015 — 11:42pm PDT

    Yay for local ballet! I would love to take my friend, who just lost her job. We both love the ballet!

  72. wenFriday, October 30th, 2015 — 9:05am PDT

    Ballet would be wonderful for the rainy season.

  73. BridgetFriday, October 30th, 2015 — 11:42am PDT

    Have never been to a ballet! Would love to experience it, sounds so beautiful!

  74. PaulineFriday, October 30th, 2015 — 11:48am PDT

    This looks like an absolutely wonderful evening of dance! Love the ballet, it just keeps getting better and better.

  75. LillianSaturday, October 31st, 2015 — 1:44am PDT

    love the ballet!!

  76. christinaMonday, November 2nd, 2015 — 3:36pm PST

    As a new mommy, Id love a night out and out of my yoga pants!

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