Ballet BC is celebrating its 30th anniversary this season as they focus their programming firmly on the future of dance. Program 2 will shine in the spotlight March 17th to March 19th, featuring a world premiere by rising French choreographer Medhi Walerski.
Ballet BC Program 2
Walerski’s work (Petite Cérémonie, Prelude) has wowed dance lovers throughout Europe and North America. So, in this 30th anniversary season, it seemed fitting to commission a new work – his first full-length – from a choreographer who has had tremendous impact on both our artists and our audiences.
“Dance as a natural expression of the human being is liberating,” says Walerski. “It is with a sense of happiness and excitement that I embrace this new chapter of my career and this commission for Ballet BC that celebrates the creative and collaborative spirit of art and our humanity.”
For this special commission, Ballet BC is joined by artists of the Arts Umbrella Graduate Dance Program to expand the cast of dancers to more than 25. Award winning Canadian designers, including Nancy Bryant (costumes) and James Proudfoot (lighting), will help Walerski realize his vision. “Each time I visit Vancouver I marvel at the beauty of the city and its wonderful artists,” says Walerski. “With this new work I want to create an experience beyond a traditional dance show, one where the audience enters a new world, all senses stimulated, to celebrate together.”
Program 2 will be at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from March 17th to 19th at 8:00pm. 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 through Ticketmaster.
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I have a pair of tickets to give away to Ballet BC’s Program 2 on March 18th. Here’s how you can enter to win:
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Tickets are for March 18th and cannot be exchanged for another date. I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2016.
Update The winner is Jayne!