Photo Flash Exclusive: Ballet British Columbia Brings a Triple Bill of Works by Female Choreographers
Canada's most cutting-edge dance company brings a triple bill of works by female choreographers.
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Inspired by the work of Jeanette Winterson and Emily Dickinson, 16 + a room is a study of time, transition and stillness choreographed by the company's artistic director Emily Molnar to a score by Dirk Haubrich.
Olivier award-winning, Sadler's Wells Associate Artist and former Ballet BC dancer, Crystal Pite explores acceptance and loss in Solo Echo, inspired by two Brahms sonatas and Mark Strand's poem Lines for Winter.
Choreographer Sharon Eyal worked with regular collaborators Gai Behar and Ori Lichtik to create Bill, showcasing her trademark style.
Founded in 1986, Ballet British Columbia has been under the leadership of Artistic Director Emily Molnar since 2009. Ballet BC is an internationally acclaimed collaborative and creation-based contemporary ballet company that is a leader and resource in the creation, production and education of contemporary dance in Canada. Bold and innovative, the Company's distinctive style and approach has made a unique and valuable national contribution to the development of dance.
Emily Molnar was recently appointed to the Order of Canada for her artistic leadership of the company and its contribution to advancing contemporary dance in Canada. Molnar's 16 + a room is inspired by the work of Virginia Woolf, Jeanette 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. Music is arranged and composed by Dirk P. Haubrich. Lighting design is by Jordan Tuinman with lighting direction by James Proudfoot and costumes by Kate Burrows.
Photo Credit: Roy Tan