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 Emily Molnar and our collaborators. Learn about how the artists develop a work and how it is then shaped from inception to production!
October 29, 2018 – Thomas McManus (stager for Enemy in the Figure) and Emily Molnar, with David Allison
February 25, 2019 – Jorma Elo, Adi Salant, Makaila Wallace (stager for 1st Flash) and Emily Molnar, with Pia Lo
May 6, 2019 – Bret Easterling (Stager), Tom Weinberger (Assistant to Choreographer), Serge Bennathan
*NEW* 6:00 – 6:45 pm
Scotiabank Dance Centre
Birmingham Studio, 3rd Floor
677 Davie Street
For more information please contact 604.732.5003 ext 221 or email
artisticadmin2 (at) balletbc.com
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.
May 9 – Bret Easterling and Serge Bennathan, with David Allison
May 10 – Tom Weinberger and Serge Bennathan, with David Allison
May 11 – Tom Weinberger and Serge Bennathan, with David Allison
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 and other 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.
Register below and book your tickets to our upcoming Dress Rehearsals!
Study guides for each program are available by request.
For more information, please email education-outreach (at) balletbc.com.
Ballet BC would like to thank Diamond Foundation for their generous support of Ballet BC’s Student and Community Dress Rehearsal program.
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 Community Balcony
Ballet BC and Simons are proud to make the arts affordable for all!
$15 tickets to Ballet BC performances are available in Rows 27-34 of the balcony!
Simply enter the code SIMONS when purchasing Simons Community Balcony 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.