In Context: Ballet British Columbia

Photo: Michael Slobodian

Canada’s beloved contemporary ballet company celebrates 10 years of excellence under the leadership of artistic director Emily Molnar, a former soloist with Ballett Frankfurt. In a kind of career-spanning reunion, This specific evening-length trio sets a brand new piece (To This specific Day) by Molnar alongside Enemy inside the Figure, a masterwork by her former mentor William Forsythe, as well as Solo Echo, choreographed by fellow Frankfurt alum Crystal Pite. Emotive, expansive, in addition to also supremely theatrical, these three daring works embody the innovative spirit in addition to also tenacious artistry for which Ballet British Columbia has become known.

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Program Notes

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The Three Choreographers Bringing Contemporary Ballet to BAM in June (BAM Blog)
Molnar, Forsythe in addition to also Pite describe their pieces being performed at BAM, in addition to also how their works reflect the collaborative nature in addition to also evolution of the contemporary ballet company.

William Forsythe: ‘Isn’t Ballet Delightful?’ (The brand new York Times)
A profile of the innovative choreographer, coming from his classical training “into more theatrical in addition to also improvisational terrain.”

A Leader in Ballet Celebrates 10 Years (Stance on Dance)
Get to know Emily Molnar, the visionary leader behind Ballet BC, whose pioneering philosophies in addition to also methods have helped to transform the company.

Crystal Pite: ‘In ballet, girls are less likely to be prized for being mavericks’ (The Guardian)
Pite, who The Guardian calls “one of the most sought-after choreographers of her generation,” discusses what inspires her to create in addition to also shares her thoughts on gender inside the ballet world


Ballet British Columbia – Interview with Emily Molnar (YouTube)
Molnar describes what makes Ballet BC unique.

How Crystal Pite builds her striking choreographic phrases (CBC Arts)
See if you can keep up with Pite as she demonstrates, step-by-step, her process in building her choreographic phrases.

currently your turn…

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In Context: Ballet British Columbia

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