Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Two world premieres from two of today’s top visionaries in contemporary dance brings the 2022/23 season to a close. Tel Aviv-based Roy Assaf shares his debut creation for the Ballet BC stage, and a creator with a strong relationship to the company, Sweden’s Johan Inger, brings together a large ensemble in collaboration with Vancouver’s Arts Umbrella. Expect unforgettable creations from a pair of distinctive choreographers.
“One of Israel’s most sought-after new voices in contemporary dance” – Tablet Magazine
Roy Assaf, a choreographer known for his minimalist yet expressive compositions, creates his first work for Ballet BC. Assaf’s distinct choreographic voice is reflected in dynamic, affective movement that is at once striking and serene. The new creation will be developed—as always for Assaf—from a completely blank slate, the concept forming as a result of encounters with the dancers in an environment from which movement and ideas can be shared freely.Work
We are proud to continue our longstanding relationship with renowned Swedish choreographer Johan Inger (Walking Mad, B.R.I.S.A.) as he joins us to create an exciting new large-scale commission in collaboration with Arts Umbrella Dance. Set to an original composition by Amos Ben-Tal in addition to existing works of music, Inger will explore the sensitive, vulnerable, and intimate aspects that make every individual’s trajectory unique. The work takes the singular into the group, in an unconscious fast-paced and self-created environment, still and forever overruled by an intangible source and force.Work