Ballet BC's Program 2 includes a remount of Solo Echo by Crystal Pite. Photo by Michael Slobodian.
Ballet BC's Program 2 includes a remount of Solo Echo by Crystal Pite. Photo by Michael Slobodian.

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada, Ballet BC will bring together four Vancouver contemporary dance companies for a BC-inspired evening of works.

“The evening will display the distinct and compelling signatures of these dance makers that has garnered them attention around the world,” says Ballet BC artistic director, Emily Molnar. “With this program, I am pleased to activate a very important part of my vision – that of supporting the work of Canadian choreographers.”

Among the four works in Program 2, two come from previous Ballet BC collaborators. The company reunites with both Lesley Telford and Wen Wei Wang. Ballet BC was the first professional dance company in Canada to support Telford’s work in 2014, and first collaborated with Wang in 2011.

The third commission brings Vancouver’s Company 605 into the Ballet BC fold, and the final piece is a re-mount of  the critically acclaimed Solo Echo from Ballet BC alumna and Vancouver choreographer Crystal Pite.

“To celebrate the upcoming 150th anniversary of Canada I wanted to take the moment to acknowledge the wealth of our international choreographic talent present not only in our country, but more specifically within British Columbia, and the city of Vancouver,” says Molnar.

Ballet BC’s Program 2 plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver on March 16-18. Visit http://balletbc.com for tickets and information.