Welcome to the Dress Rehearsal of Reveal + Tell

Welcome to the Dress Rehearsal of Reveal + Tell

The livestream will be available on Thursday March 3, 2022 starting at 1:30pm. If you have not already registered and received a password for the event, please email .


Reveal + Tell

Reveal + Tell begins with the Canadian premiere of virtuosic creator Marco Goecke’s intense exploration of love, Woke Up Blind. Next, experience The Statement, a striking and theatrical masterpiece from Crystal Pite—arguably the most sought-after choreographer in the world. The evening will conclude with an anticipated new creation from Ballet BC Artistic Director Medhi Walerski.


Woke Up Blind | Marco Goecke

In Woke Up Blind, dancers are drawn into a world of intense sound. They outdo themselves competing with Jeff Buckley’s vocal power and guitar sounds, diving into the action recklessly, driven by longing. Set to two iconic songs by Buckley, the piece deals with love in different ways. The first slowly, with strongly stretched vocals, the second with fast, frantic guitar accompaniment. Marco Goecke exposes human feelings through pure, highly complex movement. Illuminated from the background by the light of distant stars, all action is concentrated on the here and now.

The Statement | Crystal Pite

This dance/theatre hybrid by the world-renowned Crystal Pite explores conflict of power through her distinctive and wildly inventive choreographic style. Originally created for Nederlands Dans Theater in 2016, four dancers move to a recorded script by Canadian playwright and close collaborator Jonathon Young. Locked in a battle for control, the characters have been tasked with fueling a conflict in a distant country. Tensions rise when they are asked to take responsibility for their actions. In presenting The Statement, we are thrilled to continue our relationship with Pite, Ballet BC alumnus and one of Canada’s leading choreographers.

just BEFORE right AFTER | Medhi Walerski

Set to an original score by Belgian composer Adrien Cronet, the program concludes with a North American premiere from Medhi Walerski. Walerski became Artistic Director of Ballet BC in July 2020, making this both his first new piece with the company as its leader, and his first major work after a lengthy break from live performance. The piece will be created in collaboration with the company members.


Study Guide


Ballet BC would like to thank the Diamond Foundation whose generous support has helped to live stream this dress rehearsal to students across the province.

Ballet BC would also like to thank the R&J Stern Family Foundation for their support of Ballet BC’s Outreach and Education Program.

Ballet BC acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia for Ballet BC’s Outreach and Education Program.