Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker, presented by Ballet BC, is a beautiful, big-hearted performance that retains aspects from the original’s German and Russian traditions, while being very relevant to a Vancouver audience by being set in Canada, at the turn of the 20th Century, just before WWI. Photo courtesy of Ballet BC. RWB Company Photo […]
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No. 29 is the opening performance of Ballet BC’s 29th season and by far its most risk-taking performance ever, which says a lot. Every season, Artistic Director Emily Molnar and the company of dancers collaborate with the most exciting and boundary-pushing choreographers around the world, leaving me in awe after every performance. This year, the […]
On Thursday night Ballet BC, in collaboration with Turning Point Ensemble, presented the first of three performances of Grace Symmetry at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The performance features live music by Turning Point Ensemble, a local chamber ensemble whose repertoire specializes in music composed in the past 100 years and who is known for its […]
I’ve seen The Nutcracker a couple of times with my mother, whether performed on stage or on TV (it’s a mother-daughter Christmas tradition) and we both agree that the rendition by Alberta Ballet, now playing at the Queen Elizabeth theatre, choreographed by Edward Stripe with live music by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, is by far […]
When jewelry designer Peg Steley was approached by the owner of the Back Gallery Project, Monica Reyes, about an exhibition Steley says she suddenly viewed her work in a different light. “It made me perceive it as a body of work and motivated me to push the envelope,” she says. Before a career in jewels, […]
If Ballet BC’s season opener, Tilt, is any indication, there is yet even more life being breathed into the company. Last season completely blew me away — not only did the phoenix rise from the ashes (of near bankruptcy), it soared around the the world, taking the audience with it on a glorious ride. I […]