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Ballet BC dancer Eline Malegue. Photo by Marcus Eriksson
The season continues with an evening featuring a new commission from LA-based emerging voice Micaela Taylor, the return of The Statement from the brilliant Crystal Pite, and a follow-up world premiere from Out Innerspace, a Vancouver-based duo making waves around the world. An all-West Coast program celebrating the exceptional work of some of today’s top women choreographers.
New Creation Choreography
Following her company debut with the 2022/23 Ballet BC Annex project, stellar LA-based dancer and choreographer Micaela Taylor returns with a new commission. Taylor is being widely recognized for her fresh and distinctive choreographic voice, which uses varied physical shapes and textures including exaggerated gesture and athletic theatricality as expressions of one’s authentic self. Expect a compelling new creation from a rising star.
Crystal Pite Back by hugely popular demand, Crystal Pite’s The Statement is a tour de force dance-theatre hybrid that mesmerizes from start to finish. Four dancers move to an exacting script by Canadian playwright and close collaborator Jonathon Young. Locked in a battle for power and control, the characters have been tasked with fuelling a conflict in a distant country. Tensions rise when they are asked to take responsibility for their actions. A deeply salient work from one of the most brilliant choreographic voices of our time.
Following the success of Strange Attractor, a 2022 Ballet BC world premiere, Out Innerspace’s Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond are back with a brand new creation for the company. After successful individual careers as professional dancers including work with Kidd Pivot, Wen Wei Dance, Justine A. Chambers, Company 605, and Beijing Modern Dance Company, the choreographic duo are among today’s most sought-after Canadian voices in dance, with recent commissions by Nederlands Dans Theater 2, Hessisches StaatsBallett, and Gibney Dance.
Ballet British Columbia Bedroom Folk / The Statement / GARDEN
Horaires Mer 01 fév — 20h00
Jeu 02 fév — 20h00
Ven 03 fév — 20h00
Ballet B.C. - Bedroom Folk - Photo: Four Eyes Portraits