Ballet BC’s 2018-2019 is the 33rd for the company, and 10th for its artistic director, Emily Molnar.
“Entering my 10th year as artistic director, we are excited to offer you a season featuring some of today’s most distinctive choreographic voices that celebrate the past decade and propel us forward with new momentum,” says Molnar in a media release. “In every aspect, we are strengthening our collaborative commitment to how we make and share our work.”
The 2018-2019 Ballet BC season includes three programs, including world premieres, international choreographers, and returning favourites.
Program 1 opens the season in November with returning favourite, Petite Cérémonie by Medhi Walerski; Emily Molnar’s new creation for Ballet BC; and the Canadian premiere of Enemy in the Figure by William Forsythe.
To celebrate the holidays in December, Ballet BC presents a Vancouver favourite, with the return of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker.
In February 2019, Program 2 brings Jorma Elo’s critically acclaimed 1st Flash; the first North American commission by emerging choreographer Adi Salant; and the return of Schachmatt by Cayetano Soto.
Ballet BC will close out its season with Program 3, which includes the North American premiere of Bedroom Folk by Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar; the world premiere by Vancouver-based dance maker Serge Bennathan; and the return of Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16.
“More than ever, our work is the direct result of a collective effort in making art that brings together ideas that are shaping new perspectives on dance,” says Molnar.
Visit balletbc.com for more information on the company’s 2018-2019 season.