Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 9 10 11
A full evening of premieres from Ballet BC Artistic Director Medhi Walerski closes the season. A powerful tribute to The Rite of Spring, the epic Chamber makes its long-awaited company premiere. SWAY, an intimate exploration of hope, is shared with North American audiences for the first time. Plus an anticipated world premiere, Walerski’s first new creation since the success of just BEFORE right AFTER.
One of Walerski’s most acclaimed works to date, Chamber is a visually rich echo of what Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring provokes in the choreographer’s imagination. Danced by a large ensemble to a stunning score by Joby Talbot, the work is a primal, ritualistic piece which seeks to balance order and chaos—ultimately underlining the duality between the collective and the individual nature of humankind.Work
Inspired by Emily Dickinson’s 1862 poem ‘“Hope” is the thing with feathers,’ and set to a gorgeous composition by frequent collaborator Adrien Cronet, SWAY invokes the lyrical movement language Walerski has become known for. Fluid, harmonic transitions between duets and the group create timeless moments just as fleeting as the hope described by the poet. An ode to movement and its ability to communicate without words.Work
Walerski continues his meaningful contributions to the company and the world of dance with a brand new addition to Ballet BC’s repertoire. This marks his sixth creation for Ballet BC, following work such as Petite Cérémonie, Prelude, and notably, Romeo and Juliet, which have captivated audiences in Vancouver and around the globe. Closing the 23/24 season, this eagerly anticipated new work is not to be missed.
This creation has been made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor.Work