Ballet BC concludes 31st season with Program 3

Ballet BC dancer Rachel Meyer. Photo credit - Michael Slobodian

Ballet BC dancer Rachel Meyer. Photo credit - Michael Slobodian

Ballet BC will conclude its 31st season with Program 3, which opens tomorrow night at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. This much anticipated finale to the contemporary ballet company's trilogy of montage works this season will feature creations by Israeli choreographers Emanuel Gat and Ohad Naharin, as well as Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar.

Molnar’s piece is part of a commission for the National Arts Centre’s ENCOUNT3RS. This project paired Canadian choreographers with Canadian composers, in celebration of the country’s 150th anniversary. Molnar’s creation, set to a score by Nicole Lizee, recently saw its world premiere in Ottawa.

Ballet BC dancer Scott Fowler. Photo credit - Michael Slobodian

Ballet BC dancer Scott Fowler. Photo credit - Michael Slobodian

Naharin’s piece, titled Minus 16, was originally created in 1999 and is set to an eclectic soundtrack ranging from Dean Martin to mambo, and electronic to traditional Israeli music. This work, known for its quirkiness and Naharin’s innovative movement language known as “Gaga”, promises to be quite a unique treat for Vancouver audiences.

Ballet BC has long been recognized for its brave foray into new depths and ways of using the body to express emotions. Audiences should expect nothing less than a continuation of this insightful and innovative storytelling with Program 3

Ballet BC’s Program 3 runs at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from May 11-13. For ticket information, visit Ballet BC’s website.