Ballet BC’s 2014/15 season continues the company’s focus on collaboration to maintain a relevant and meaningful place for ballet in the 21st century.
“Our 29th season marks a milestone in our development with 30 compelling and versatile new works added to our repertoire since 2009. The 2014/15 season underscores our commitment to bringing excellence and innovation in dance to Vancouver audiences,” says Artistic Director Emily Molnar.
The new season will feature three unique Ballet BC programs that include four world premieres, two Ballet BC premieres and the return of two audience favourites. As part of next season, Ballet BC will present the premiere performances of Miami City Ballet in Vancouver in an evening of work by acclaimed choreographer George Balanchine and, for the holidays, Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet returns with its production of the Nutcracker.
Ballet BC opens the season in November with No. 29, a triple bill featuring a world premiere by Spanish choreographer Fernando Hernando Magadan, the Ballet BC premiere of An Instant by Vancouver-born choreographer Lesley Telford and the reprisal of Jacopo Godani’s provocative A.U.R.A.
In March, the Company presents Trace, an evening with the Canadian premiere of workwithinwork by the internationally renowned choreographer William Forsythe, a world premiere by one of Italy’s most in-demand choreographers Walter Matteini and the reprisal of French choreographer Medhi Walerski’s hit Petite Cérémonie.
Finally in May the company presents RITE, an interdisciplinary evening in two parts featuring world premieres inspired by The Rite of Spring. In a hallucinatory homage to Stravinsky’s provocative orchestral work, Emily Molnar collaborates with internationally renowned Vancouver-based designer and Creative Director of Bocci, Omer Arbel, alongside Jeremy Schmidt, a member of the band Black Mountain. The second part of the evening is choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano’s re-imagining of The Rite of Spring for the full-company to the complete orchestral score of Stravinsky’s groundbreaking music.
For the holidays, Ballet BC presents the return of Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s holiday classic Nutcracker. In February, Ballet BC brings Miami City Ballet to Vancouver for the first time in Balanchine, an evening of masterworks by George Balanchine. Renowned as a pioneer of contemporary ballet, Balanchine redefined the classical tradition in new and progressive ways in the mid-20th century.