Ballet BC’s 2022/23 season brings ideas of possibility and expansion back within reach. It feels in some ways as if a blank canvas is in front of us, presenting a horizon of opportunity. I invite you to discover a wide-ranging collection of work from an imaginative group of choreographers who are taking dance to new heights.
Across three programs, we will share five new commissions, as well as beloved audience favourites. The company’s focus on creation and international collaboration continues. From emerging, locally-based voices to renowned choreographers with deep connections to the company, and from intimate creations to large-scale ensemble works, there is much to explore.
We open the season with OVERTURE/S, featuring a brand new creation from Dutch sibling duo Imre and Marne van Opstal, Bedroom Folk from Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, and Silent Tides, a work of my own. Next, HORIZON/S offers two world premieres from Czech talent Jiří Pokorny and Vancouver-based Shay Kuebler, in addition to Israeli choreographer Adi Salant’s WHICH/ONE. Finally, WAVE/S will introduce new commissions from Johan Inger and Roy Assaf. And a timeless holiday favourite returns after a three-year hiatus—we are thrilled to welcome Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s Nutcracker back to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre this December.
As I approach a second full Ballet BC season as Artistic Director, the incredible support of our extended community continues to move me. Nothing would be possible without the generosity, loyalty and dedication of our artists, our team, and our audience.
Join us and be inspired.
—Medhi Walerski, Artistic Director
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