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Ballet BC (Vancouver, Canada)

Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and Ballet BC

January 24 – 26, 2013 8:00PM

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street

FREE Ballet BC Artist Salon, Jan 17 6:30-7:30PM at The Dance Centre.

Back on stage due to popular demand, Encore is a diverse program that revives three eminent works in the Ballet BC repertoire. Virtuosic in nature and vibrantly musical, iconoclastic choreographer William Forsythe’s Herman Schmerman is a riveting example of his dynamic signature style, set to music by Dutch composer Thom Willems. Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo’s 1st Flash brings a searing freshness and “pure choreographic wow” (The Georgia Straight) to Sibelius’s famous violin concerto. Powerful and poetic, Medhi Walerski’s Petite Cérémonie is a full-company piece inspired by the idea of ‘life in a box.’ Exploring a range of dimensions, it culminates in a surprising mix of dance and theatre that pulls audiences into a dazzling landscape of movement and ideas.

>>Unpredictable …dreamlike—a delirious mix of everything…<< The Georgia Straight

Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Emily Molnar, Ballet BC is an internationally acclaimed collaborative and interactive contemporary ballet company that is a leader and resource in the creation, production and education of contemporary ballet. Ballet BC consists of a select group of 17 dancers with exceptional classical and contemporary dance training who are uniquely individual for their artistry, dynamic movement, intelligence and passion.



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Herman Schmerman
Choreography: William Forsythe
Music: Thom Willems
1st Flash
Choreography: Jorma Elo
Music: Jean Sibelius
Petite Cérémonie
Choreography: Medhi Walerski
Music: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Giacomo Puccini and Antonio Vivaldi

Dancers: Alexander Burton, Darren Devaney, Dario Dinuzzi, Livona Ellis, Alexis Fletcher, Maggie Forgeron, Alyson Fretz, Connor Gnam, Daniel Marshalsay, Rachel Meyer, Racheal Prince, Gilbert Small, Peter Smida, Makaila Wallace.
Guest Artist: Thibaut Eiferman
Apprentices: Emily Chessa, Kiera Hill, Scott Fowler.

Pre-show talk each night at 7:00PM
Duration: 1hr 50min, with intermission