The Artist Salon
Do you want to know more about creating dance, how choreographers make their work, and how an initial idea is shaped into a fully-realized production? Then join us for The Artist Salon. This intimate conversation will dive into the lives and minds of leading choreographers in contemporary dance today. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the artists and discuss the creative spirit in motion.
Join us for an informal discussion with Artistic Director Medhi Walerski and our collaborators. Learn about how the artists develop a work and how it is then shaped from inception to production!
Upcoming Dates TBA
Want to know what goes on in the mind of a choreographer? Find out at our Pre-Performance Chats!
Before every performance, join our collaborators to discuss the creative process and works.
7:00 – 7:30 pm
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Mezzanine Level, 2nd Floor
630 Hamilton Street
Performances in our Alternative Space Program
Through this program, we enable audiences to experience dance in more interactive settings. These shows are set in alternative spaces with the artists of Ballet BC working on improvisational and site-specific works in interdisciplinary spaces, giving the audience an intimate and experimental point of view into dance.
Collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery
In our most recent collaboration with the Contemporary Art Gallery, Ballet BC dancers performed the world premiere of John Wood and Paul Harrison’s Very Clear Instructions on April 20, 2018, presented in partnership with The Polygon Gallery.
Following the exhibition ‘I DIDN’T KNOW I DIDN’T KNOW IT’ presented at CAG at the beginning of 2016, John Wood and Paul Harrison embarked on an intensive sequence of improvisatory workshops with the dancers of Ballet BC. What emerged is an ambitious commission developed between two of Vancouver’s most important cultural organizations, a new dance work that brings together the ongoing concerns present in the artist’s practice, combined with new, adventurous choreography.
Student and Community Dress Rehearsals
Ballet BC continues to invite elementary, high school students, seniors and community organizations to its program dress rehearsal. Our goal is to provide access to dance for those who would otherwise not experience a Ballet BC performance. Registration is open to eligible groups of 10 or more.
For more information or to register, please email education-outreach (at) balletbc.com.
Program 1, Thursday, October 31 at 1:30pm – register by Oct 25, 2019.
Program 2, Wednesday, March 4 at 1:30pm – register by Feb 27, 2020.
Program 3, Thursday, May 7 at 1:30pm – register by May 1, 2020.
We also offer live-streaming of the dress rehearsal to public schools throughout British Columbia. Please email education-outreach (at) balletbc.com for more information.
Ballet BC would like to thank Diamond Foundation for their generous support of Ballet BC’s Student and Community Dress Rehearsal program.
Ballet BC would also like to thank Beech Foundation whose generous support helps to live-stream the dress rehearsal to students across the province.
Studio Visits, Open Houses and Sneak Previews
These are informal one-hour studio discussions and demonstrations open to the public and held throughout the season. Introduced by the Artistic Director and featuring special guests, the presentations offer performance highlights in the intimacy of a rehearsal setting, and include a Q&A session. Attendees witness a part of the working day of the choreographer, dancers and rehearsal director in the intimate environment of the studio.
Simons’ Art for All Seating
Ballet BC and Simons are proud to make the arts affordable for all!
$15 tickets to Ballet BC performances are available for select seats in the balcony and throughout the theatre!
For the price of a movie, come spend the evening with Ballet BC. Simply enter the code SIMONS when purchasing Simons’ Art for All Seating tickets at ticketmaster.ca/simons.
For all activities listed on this page, Ballet BC acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia for Ballet BC’s Outreach and Education Program.