It is with great pride that I invite you to discover Ballet BC 2021/22 season. The past year has been challenging for all of us, but what has emerged is the necessity to connect with one another—to move forward and forge new pathways to create, share, and inspire. As we prepare to share this new season with you, the energy between our dancers and guest artists has already been exhilarating, their bodies powerful vehicles for awakening.
This season will focus on a dynamic group of creators who will present nine new works. We will shine a light on Canadian choreographers and nurture relationships with world-renowned artists while sharing visionary pieces from women in dance.
We open the season with Unfold + Give, offering three world premieres from Vancouver’s Company 605 and Lesley Telford, as well as emerging Toronto choreographer Ethan Colangelo. Alongside these new works, the company will be performing GARDEN, a work of my own. Our second program, Reveal + Tell, will present Marco Goecke’s Woke Up Blind, a new world premiere I will create, and The Statement from Crystal Pite. Finally, What If will feature all-new voices to Ballet BC with commissions from Vancouver-based company Out Innerspace, German choreographer Felix Landerer, and Canadian Dorotea Saykaly, recipient of the inaugural Emily Molnar Emerging Choreographer Award.
I have been deeply touched by the commitment and generosity of our dancers, staff, guest artists and you—our community—during this unprecedented break from the stage. We can’t wait to welcome you back.
See you at the theatre.
—Medhi Walerski, Artistic Director
Insightful, passionate, and constantly curious. Meet the dancers of the 2021/22 season!
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