This past weekend, Ballet BC Program 2 wrapped up at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. As Artistic Director Emily Molnar and Executive Director John Clark welcomed the audience, the dancers prepared to perform three diverse works.
1st Flash opened the program. Choreographed by Jorma Elo, 1st Flash premiered in 2003 with Ballet BC presenting the Canadian premier in 2011. Six dancers displaying beautiful harmony, and grace, while dancing in silence, as well as to Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D Minor.
Which/One choreographed by emerging artist Adi Salant, commissioned by Ballet BC made its world premiere. Combining modern and classic movement and music, sixteen dancers, filled the stage with a lively, contemporary work. Incorporating music and dialogue from A Chorus Line, I Hope I Get It, felt suitable for a piece that included a number of Ballet BC’s emerging dancers.
Solo Echo is another returning work, first premiered by Ballet BC in 2015. Choreographed by Crystal Pite, Solo Echo finds seven dancers moving with strength and agility to beautiful music of Brahms’ Cello Sonatas in E Minor and F Major.
Left breathless by the he strength and beauty of the Ballet BC dancers performing the choreographer’s works audiences were definitely buzzing with excitement as they left the theatre, creating anticipation for Program 3, coming May 9, 10, & 11, 2019