Queen Elizabeth Theatre
We close the season with an evening of commissions from new voices to the company. Felix Landerer will explore the very human need for positivity and optimism in a world of chaos, while Out Innerspace Dance Theatre will contemplate the ideas of creation and destruction, searching for connection between supposed opposites. Plus, we bring you a world premiere from the first recipient of the Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award, Dorotea Saykaly, examining image-making through a sci-fi lens.
Everything will be ok
“Everything will be ok” is a phrase that has lost its credibility over the last few years, and yet it is still the one we wish to hear the most. Everything will be ok is based on our deeply embedded need for optimism and a positive perspective on the future. German choreographer Felix Landerer’s latest piece places these needs in contrast to the seemingly overwhelming sensations of chaos, disaster and the increasing lack of trust in the narrative of a happily ever after.Work
Vancouver company Out Innerspace, led by Artistic Directors David Raymond and Tiffany Tregarthen, seeks to challenge preconceptions and expectations in contemporary dance. They push beyond tradition with ingenuity, determined to be innovative yet accessible. Strange Attractor explores polarities, navigating the thresholds between problems and solutions, surviving and thriving, cause and effect, cosmic and ordinary, while contemplating the potential of unfulfilled desire.Work
“Canadian choreographer Dorotea Saykaly is a thrilling new contemporary voice!” —Emily Molnar
Ballet BC is thrilled to present a world premiere from Canadian dancer and choreographer Dorotea Saykaly. Saykaly is known for her passionate integration of rigorous physicality with the theatrical. This work looks at creation through a scientific lens, employing a sci-fi renaissance approach to storytelling and image-making. Fueled by the dichotomy between artificial and organic, isolation and intimacy, human and animal, RELIC poses the question “Can we recreate human connection synthetically?
RELIC was made possible through the generous support of the Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award underwritten by Suzanne Bolton and Jefferson Mooney.Work