Ballet British Columbia
6 March - 24 March
16+ a room
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).