Feb 28 – 8:00pm
Mar 1 2 – 8:00pm

Come and experience a captivating night of dance. Jorma Elo’s gripping 1st Flash returns to Vancouver, followed by a world premiere by the fresh choreographic voice of Adi Salant. The evening ends with Schachmatt—a whimsical game between the mind and the heart—by critically acclaimed choreographer, Cayetano Soto.

“Cultivating a new landscape of ballet.”
–New York Times

2.1 Ballet BC Premiere – 2011

1st Flash

Jorma Elo

Originally commissioned for Nederlands Dans Theater in 2003, we are excited to bring back Jorma Elo’s commanding 1st Flash. This “virtuosic mind-blower” premiered in Vancouver in 2011 and was an immediate success. An ambitious piece set to Jean Sibelius’ inspired violin concerto, six dancers create harmony of sound and movement as the music interrupts their silence and charges it with beauty and musicality.

2.2 World Premiere

New Work

Adi Salant

Former Co-Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company, Adi Salant, delivers a mesmerizing world with her choreography. Anchored by a deep sense of presence, her compelling work balances explosive physicality and a delicate sensibility of the unpredictable. Ballet BC is honoured to be the first company in North America to commission a new creation by this powerful, emerging dance maker.

2.3 World Premiere – Ballet BC 2016


Cayetano Soto

Wonderfully amusing, Schachmatt builds on Soto’s applauded Conrazoncorazon, created in 2015 for the Theaterhaus Stuttgart/Gauthier Dance Company. Filling the senses with delight, vibrant movement along with eccentric jockey-esque costumes, a nostalgic score and inspired lighting integrate his vision and talents as choreographer, costume and lighting designer. An undeniable “nonstop parade of fun” from an important voice in international dance.


Other Performances

Program 3

May 9 10 11

Program 1

Nov 1 2 3


Dec 7 8 9