Ballet BC Program 3 Closes Out 2017/2018 Season

Comments 39 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Ballet BC concludes its explosive 32nd season with a thrilling triple bill of cutting edge and inspired choreography. Program 3 features the return of Resident Choreographer Cayetano Soto’s hauntingly beautiful BEGINNING AFTER.

Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar welcomes acclaimed conductor, Graeme Langager, and the Phoenix Chamber Choir to collaborate on a world premiere. The evening’s inspiring program also features the much-anticipated return of Bill, by collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar.

Ballet BC Program 3

Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre (650 Hamilton St, Vancouver)
When: 8:00pm May 10-12, 2018
Tickets: Available online now »

Ballet BC Program 3 2018
Bill. Photo by Chris Randle

Haunting in its imagery and visceral in its execution, BEGINNING AFTER, created for Ballet BC in 2016, showcases Cayetano Soto’s skill and artistry like never before. Caught between memory and truth, driving choreography set to Handel’s exquisite score, explores the often ambiguous, murky space between the two. Both compellingly beautiful, male and female dissolve into being.

In anticipation of Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar’s 10th Anniversary with the company, Molnar continues to investigate her work as a choreographer with the passionate and dedicated artists of Ballet BC. In the creation of this new work, Emily is collaborating with conductor Graeme Langager and Vancouver’s award-winning Phoenix Chamber Choir. Complex and sensate, the work reflects Molnar’s passion for pushing the boundaries of the expressive body. The music, Peteris Vasks’ atmospheric, wordless vocalise, Plainscapes, elegantly weaves through Molnar’s skillful choreography—creating a mesmerizing tapestry of voice and movement.

Ballet BC was honoured to be the first Canadian dance company to work with Israeli choreographic sensation Sharon Eyal and collaborator Gai Behar. Former Resident Choreographer of the Batsheva Dance Company and now Artistic Director of her company, L.E.V., Sharon’s distinct style has put her on the map as one of the most sought-after voices in dance today. With daring and sensual choreography, Bill showcases Eyal’s signature shifts from large to smaller groups that morph into breathtaking solos. Bill is an intense, raw mix of dance, music and design—creating a world unlike any other.

Program 3 is hot on the heels of Ballet BC’s Romeo + Juliet by choreographer Medhi Walerski which broke all tickets sales records and was the first sold out performance for the company in years. It was both an exhilarating and reaffirming experience for the company.

Program 3 plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at 8:00pm May 10-12, 2018. Tickets range from $35.00 to $100.00 (plus service charges) and can be purchased through Ticketmaster online or 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS).

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I have a pair of tickets to Ballet BC’s Program 3 (May 11th 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 Thursday, May 3, 2018. Follow Ballet BC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

Update The winner is Theresa!

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  1. Ana MilosavicThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 8:26am PDT

    I would love to take my sister, she’d be so happy to go!

  2. Debbie LeeThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 9:19am PDT

    Wow! Thanks for the post. Would love to see this fabulous lineup of performances!

  3. RachelThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 12:51pm PDT

    I would love to take my mom. She loves ballet but is a single mother of 5 and can’t afford tickets. I would be so happy to take her. : )

  4. jillThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 4:10pm PDT

    I’ve never been to the ballet.

  5. Shelley ButcherThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 5:50pm PDT

    I would love to take my granddaughter to the ballet!

  6. wenThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 6:40pm PDT

    Great shows! Thanks!

  7. Sunshine HThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 8:17pm PDT

    would love to take DD to the ballet! Thank you for the chance 🙂

  8. JazzyThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 8:55pm PDT

    I am looking forward to going!

  9. Sara ChiesaThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 9:19pm PDT

    Looks like a great show! Would love to go! 🙂

  10. ChristineThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 9:57pm PDT

    What a great opportunity!

  11. EileenThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 10:10pm PDT

    I’d love to take my mom!

  12. TheresaThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 10:35pm PDT

    May 11 is my sister’s birthday! It would be wonderful to win & take her to this show on her birthday!

  13. KellyThursday, April 26th, 2018 — 11:08pm PDT

    What a day that would be!

  14. E cFriday, April 27th, 2018 — 1:29am PDT

    Ballet! Love dance, and performing arts! Thank you!

  15. Teresa KeeferFriday, April 27th, 2018 — 9:11am PDT

    What a great opportunity to see our fabulous performers!

  16. moniqueFriday, April 27th, 2018 — 1:07pm PDT

    lets go

  17. MarinaFriday, April 27th, 2018 — 1:37pm PDT

    Makes me want to take up dance again <3

  18. AmandaFriday, April 27th, 2018 — 10:30pm PDT

    Looks like a great show! Would love to take my husband to see the show! 😊

  19. FrancescaSaturday, April 28th, 2018 — 4:00pm PDT

    A fabulous opportunity to share with a loved one. Thank you.

  20. LaurieSaturday, April 28th, 2018 — 5:43pm PDT

    Would love to be in the audience
    Laurie

  21. ShirleySaturday, April 28th, 2018 — 10:31pm PDT

    We are seniors in our mid 70s and have never been to a ballet which is on my ‘bucket list’. Would absolutely love to see this performance.

  22. daneSunday, April 29th, 2018 — 8:49am PDT

    Thank you

  23. Pei EnSunday, April 29th, 2018 — 2:26pm PDT

    Ballet!

  24. Mark NicolasSunday, April 29th, 2018 — 4:46pm PDT

    Awesome performance

  25. Becky ChanSunday, April 29th, 2018 — 6:53pm PDT

    It’ll be a wonderful date night!

  26. DbSunday, April 29th, 2018 — 9:47pm PDT

    Its been a few years but last time I saw Ballet BC they were so exciting and awe inspiring!

  27. Jason BMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 1:44pm PDT

    Would love to see the ballet

  28. ShirleyMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 3:37pm PDT

    Haven’t been to a ballet for over 10 years.

  29. JenMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 4:14pm PDT

    Romeo & Juliette was spectacular. Can’t wait to see what they do next!

  30. RobMonday, April 30th, 2018 — 5:42pm PDT

    A great date night activity!

  31. Vince STuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 6:03pm PDT

    Love ballet bc!! Awesome prize!

  32. DeniseTuesday, May 1st, 2018 — 8:59pm PDT

    Haven’t been able to catch Ballet BC yet this season, so seeing their Program 3 would be great!

  33. Ana MilosavicWednesday, May 2nd, 2018 — 8:47am PDT

    Sounds great!

  34. RitaWednesday, May 2nd, 2018 — 9:58am PDT

    I’ve never been to the ballet so this would be an awesome prize to win.

  35. Cheuk LauWednesday, May 2nd, 2018 — 10:54am PDT

    Ballet the most graceful dance

  36. RaihanWednesday, May 2nd, 2018 — 5:24pm PDT

    I would love to take my wife to see the ballet performance! 🙂

  37. IreneWednesday, May 2nd, 2018 — 5:25pm PDT

    I would love to take my daughter to see the ballet show! 🙂

  38. ErinThursday, May 3rd, 2018 — 12:31pm PDT

    So Fun!

  39. dianeThursday, May 3rd, 2018 — 2:21pm PDT

    Ooh, an evening at the ballet. Yes, please!

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