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 the poetic Solo Echo choreographed by Canada’s internationally celebrated, Crystal Pite.

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

2.1 Ballet BC Premiere – 2011

1st Flash

Choreography
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.

Work
2.2 World Premiere

New Work

Choreography
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.

Work
2.3 Canadian Premiere – Ballet BC 2015

Solo Echo

Choreography
Crystal Pite

Internationally celebrated choreographer Crystal Pite explores recurring themes of acceptance and loss with Solo Echo, a work originally developed for Nederlands Dans Theater. Inspired by two sonatas for cello and piano by Brahms—creative touchstones for the artist throughout her career—and the poem Lines for Winter by Mark Strand, Pite continues her lifelong artistic exploration of tension and its resolution. Solo Echo moves from aggression to yearning, from the individual to the collective, travelling the pathways from conflict to acceptance. Having performed the work on a number of international stages – from Madrid to Toronto, London to Tel Aviv, making Pite’s inventive work a signature for the company, Ballet BC is thrilled to showcase Solo Echo on its home stage in Vancouver.

Work

Other Performances

Program 3

May 9 10 11

Program 1

Nov 1 2 3

Nutcracker

Dec 7 8 9