Ballet British Columbia
6 March - 24 March
Ballet British Columbia 2018
16 + a room
Choreography: Emily MolnarLighting Designer: Jordan TuinmanCostume Designer: Kate BurrowsMusic: Dirk P. HaubrichLighting Direction: James ProudfootFurther Info: Molnar’s '16 + a room' is inspired by the work of Virginia Woolf, Jeannette Winterson and Emily Dickinson. Sparked with explosive, fast-paced choreography that pushes the dancers to their athletic and technical limits, '16 + a room displays Molnar’s unique choreographic language through a complex study of time, transition and stillness.
16 + a room' received its world premiere for Ballet British Columbia in October 2013.
Choreography: Crystal PiteLighting Designer: Tom VisserCostume Designer: Crystal Pite / Joke VisserSet Design: Jay Gower TaylorFurther Info: Inspired by two sonatas for cello and piano by Brahms and the poem ‘Lines for Winter’ by Mark Strand, Pite’s Solo Echo portrays a man coming to terms with himself at the end of his life as the choreographer explores recurring themes of acceptance and loss.
Solo Echo received its world premiere in February 2012 (Nederlands Dans Theater) and its Canadian premiere in November 2015 (Ballet British Columbia).
A Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist, Pite has won a number of prestigious awards including two Oliviers for Polaris in 2015 and Betroffenheit in 2017.
Choreography: Sharon EyalLighting Designer: Omer SheizafCostume Designer: Sharon Eyal / Gai BeharMusic: Ori LichtikChoreographic Collaborators: Gai Behar / Ori LichtikFurther Info: Dancers showcase their extraordinary skills in synchronised ensemble sections and solos in the work created by Eyal with her long-time collaborators Gai Behar and Ori Lichtik.
Bill received its world premiere in May 2010 (Batsheva Dance Company) and its Canadian premiere in May 2016 (Ballet British Columbia).
Ballet British Columbia Resource Pack
Introductory notes for students, teachers and anyone interested in discovering more about the show. The 20 page guide features:
- An Introduction to Ballet British Columbia
- Details on repertoire 16+ a room, Solo Echo and Bill including themes, movement content, music and design
- Insider view on the dances by Artistic Director Emily Molnar and dancers
- Points for discussion and selected creative tasks for students and teachers
- Links to exclusive video footage and interviews
Download the resource pack below: