Sonic Boom Festival, Ballet BC Program 2 & Words in Motion

This week it is all about the new, whether it is new music at the Sonic Boom Festival, a new ballet from Ballet BC, or new works combining the physical and the cerebral at the Chan Centre.

[dropcap]1[/dropcap]The Sonic Boom Festival (Mar 17-20) from Vancouver ProMusica is all about contemporary classical music. While some may see that as an oxymoron, now in its 29th year. the festival continues to showcase original compositional works of some of British Columbia`s most interesting composers.

Standing Wave is Ensemble-in-Residence at this year's Sonic Boom Festival
Standing Wave is Ensemble-in-Residence at this year’s Sonic Boom Festival. Photo by Janet Baxter.

[dropcap]2[/dropcap] Ballet B.C. continues its 30th anniversary season with the aptly named Program 2 (Mar 17-19), featuring a world premiere by rising French choreographer Medhi Walerski. And if that were not enough, the ranks of the corps de ballet are filled by artists of the Arts Umbrella Graduate Dance Program.

Ballet BC Program 2 Photo by Michael Slobodian
Ballet BC continues its 30th anniversary season with Program 2. Photo by Michael Slobodian

[dropcap]3[/dropcap]The Chan Centre at UBC presents Words in Motion (Mar 18 & 19) where three pairs of BC-based writers and choreographers – Aislinn Hunter and Anusha Fernando, Carmen Aguirre and Olivia C. Davies, and Nancy Lee and Paras Terezakis – come together to create brand new works combining the cerebral and the physical.

Words in Motion
Words in Motion pairs narrative with dance in a trio of performances

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