Ballet BC is thrilled to welcome Cayetano Soto as Resident Choreographer, who was first introduced to our audiences in 2014 when he created Twenty Eight Thousand Waves for Ballet BC. The Barcelona-born dancemaker is known for his technically high-pitched and unpredictable choreographies, and his work is in the repertoire of major companies around the world including Royal Ballet of Flanders, Stuttgart Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Ballet Theater Munich, Augsburg Ballet, Introdans, BJM Danse, Companhia Nacional de Bailado in Lisboa, Tanz Theater Luzern and Balé da Cidade of Sao Paulo.
“This is a very exciting opportunity for Cayetano Soto, Ballet BC and Vancouver audiences. Being able to work so closely together will offer Cayetano an extraordinary basis for developing new work, while challenging our dancers with a very creative and forward-thinking choreographic vision,” says Emily Molnar, Ballet BC‘s Artistic Director. “Our audience’s response to Twenty Eight Thousand Waves last April was astonishing and confirmed our choice to invite Cayetano, a very unique voice in international dance, to work with us over the next three seasons.
Over the next three years, watch for some new surprises from this visionary choreographer who Dance Europe calls “an abundance of originality.”During this incredibly creative period in Soto’s career, audiences can anticipate an inspiring work of discovery.
To learn more about Cayetano’s creative process, check out our Q&A with Cayetano from the last time he was in Vancouver.