Win Tickets to Ballet BC Program 2

Comments 47 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Ballet BC continues its dynamic 31st season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canada, four unique voices in contemporary dance in Vancouver will honour this special occasion with a BC-inspired evening of works in collaboration with local designers and artists.


Solo Echo. Photo Michael Slobodian

Ballet BC Program 2

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
>When: 8:00pm March 16-18, 2017
Tickets: Tickets range from $21.25 to $91.25 (plus applicable charges) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS) or online.

Under the artistic leadership of Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar, Program 2 features world premieres by choreographers Wen Wei Wang, Company 605, Lesley Telford, and the return of critically acclaimed Solo Echo by Crystal Pite.

World Premiere: New Work
Choreography: Company 605
Vancouver-based Company 605 is one of Canada’s most exciting emerging dance companies and is dedicated to producing new dance through a shared creative process. As Co-Artistic Directors of Company 605, dancers and creators Lisa Gelley and Josh Martin bring a fresh, urban approach to movement, incorporating elements from their eclectic backgrounds and training. This commission will mark their first collaboration with a ballet company, bringing their intelligence and sensitive choreographic perspective to Ballet BC in a driving and compelling work.

Canadian Premiere – Ballet BC 2015 – Solo Echo
Choreography: Crystal Pite
For this special occasion Ballet BC will remount the critically acclaimed Solo Echo, an exquisite work by Ballet BC alumna and Artistic Director of Kidd Pivot, choreographer Crystal Pite. Solo Echo was created for Nederlands Dans Theater and inspired by two sonatas for piano and cello by Johannes Brahms. Solo Echo describes the balancing point between the exuberant and sometimes reckless states of our ambition and fortitude in the prime of life, and the opposing force of a more collective spirit that begins to take shape in the reflection of our existence and surroundings in later years. It is a work that thrilled audiences in Vancouver and on tour.

World Premiere: New Work
Choreography: Lesley Telford
Vancouver native Lesley Telford displays exceptional drive, fragility and power in her choreographic voice. Ballet BC was the first professional dance company in Canada to support her work in 2014 with the audience favourite, An Instant. Most recently she has entered the international scene as a freelance choreographer producing commissions for Hubbard Street Dance Company 2, Nederlands Dans Theater, and Compañia Nacional de Danza 2. Ballet BC is thrilled to bring to life this exciting new collaboration that will rivet audiences with its grace and poignancy.

World Premiere: New Work
Choreography: Wen Wei Wang
After the success of In Motion, choreographed for Ballet BC in 2011, they are delighted to renew their relationship with Wen Wei Wang. Wang’s unique dance language symbolizes the Canada of today and honours the diversity of his life experiences. This commission will build on the startling and provocative works he has created as Artistic Director of Wen Wei Dance, inspiring the artists of Ballet BC, and speaking to their audience with his distinctive style and virtuosic elegance.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to Ballet BC’s Program 2 on March 17th performance to give away, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Follow Ballet BC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information about performances this season.

Update The winner is Christine!

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47 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. janThursday, March 2nd, 2017 — 2:39pm PST

    Haven’t been to the ballet in years

  2. lorThursday, March 2nd, 2017 — 3:49pm PST

    looks wonderful 🙂

  3. AmandaThursday, March 2nd, 2017 — 7:38pm PST

    I would love to take my husband to see the Ballet BC show. It would be a great date night! 😀

  4. Elisa RThursday, March 2nd, 2017 — 8:49pm PST

    Would absolutely love to go to the ballet with my mom or sister, would be a great opportunity to connect!

  5. TracyThursday, March 2nd, 2017 — 11:34pm PST

    This looks fantastic!

  6. ChristineFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 12:03am PST

    My niece would love to see the ballet. I just attended my first ballet last Christmas and it was magical.

  7. Christine McKayFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 12:04am PST

    My neice Kaela would love to see the ballet. I went to my first ballet this past Christmas and it was magical!

  8. StotesFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 9:15am PST

    This would be great!!

  9. sandraFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 9:22am PST

    would love to attend this beautiful ballet

  10. AmyFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 9:46am PST

    Love to go with my mom together for the first time ❤️

  11. MichelleFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 10:03am PST

    I would love to go see Ballet BC with my daughter.

  12. DaleFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 1:19pm PST

    I’d love to go to the ballet!

  13. ShirleyFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 2:00pm PST

    I’ve tried to win tickets but have never won. Hopefully it’s my chance this time.

  14. Sunshine HFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 3:46pm PST

    Would love to take DD to the ballet for the first time, and especially want to see the Crystal Pite work.

  15. WallyFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 4:08pm PST

    Please pick me if possible.

  16. DeniseFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 5:36pm PST

    Really excited for Crystal Pite’s new work!

  17. Tammy HFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 6:41pm PST

    Magical!

  18. TracyFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 7:23pm PST

    I’d love to see this!

  19. KristyFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 7:39pm PST

    I would love to see this program!

  20. JustineFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 9:37pm PST

    It would be a wonderful introduction to dance!

  21. ShellyFriday, March 3rd, 2017 — 11:34pm PST

    Would love to check this out

  22. FengSaturday, March 4th, 2017 — 2:07am PST

    Would love to attend!

  23. Alex DSaturday, March 4th, 2017 — 12:09pm PST

    This is on my calendar. Saw Program 1 last year and it was amazing.

  24. Mimi HSaturday, March 4th, 2017 — 2:18pm PST

    My boyfriend is very excited about ballet!

  25. EileenSaturday, March 4th, 2017 — 6:21pm PST

    I’d love to see this!

  26. LaurenSunday, March 5th, 2017 — 7:22am PST

    This sounds lovely!

  27. RaihanSunday, March 5th, 2017 — 9:04am PST

    I would love to take my wife to see the Ballet BC show! It looks like a fabulous show! 😀

  28. RinoSunday, March 5th, 2017 — 9:52am PST

    I would love to go see Ballet BC with my daughter.

  29. TaniaSunday, March 5th, 2017 — 12:57pm PST

    Would love to attend!

  30. Melanie strattonSunday, March 5th, 2017 — 9:24pm PST

    Great giveaway ! Would love to win

  31. ClareSunday, March 5th, 2017 — 9:30pm PST

    I’ve lived in BC for nearly 9 years and still haven’t been to the ballet. Would love an opportunity to!

  32. JocelynSunday, March 5th, 2017 — 11:04pm PST

    Would love to attend!

  33. Jason BSunday, March 5th, 2017 — 11:38pm PST

    Ballet would be a great gift.

  34. KrystleMonday, March 6th, 2017 — 12:32am PST

    Very excited to see these performances.

  35. DoraMonday, March 6th, 2017 — 7:09am PST

    I would love love love to win!

  36. LindaMonday, March 6th, 2017 — 8:57am PST

    I’d love to go.

  37. EllaMonday, March 6th, 2017 — 12:03pm PST

    My seven-year-old daughter has been asking for ballet classes. This show would be such a treat for us!

  38. VictorMonday, March 6th, 2017 — 12:32pm PST

    Big fan, would like to go. Thanks

  39. DaneMonday, March 6th, 2017 — 2:11pm PST

    Very intetested

  40. IreneMonday, March 6th, 2017 — 5:06pm PST

    Looks like a fabulous show! Would love to take my husband to see the Ballet BC show! 😀

  41. MrsnaomiMonday, March 6th, 2017 — 8:28pm PST

    My daughter would love it 🙂

  42. Tiffany ShimTuesday, March 7th, 2017 — 3:53am PST

    I love Ballet BC.

  43. adamTuesday, March 7th, 2017 — 9:06am PST

    great prize for date night

  44. Ariel CTuesday, March 7th, 2017 — 9:08am PST

    would love to go!

  45. LillianTuesday, March 7th, 2017 — 7:29pm PST

    Would love to take dd to the ballet.

  46. ValerieWednesday, March 8th, 2017 — 1:36pm PST

    I love the ballet, and studied some as a young girl.

  47. DebzSaturday, April 1st, 2017 — 4:23pm PST

    Love the ballet.

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