Ballet BC goes big for a 2023/24 season featuring four world premieres
Calling it the most ambitious undertaking in the company’s history, Ballet BC has announced its 2023/24 season, highlights including four world premieres and the return of rapturously received works by Crystal Pite and William Forsythe.
Things kick off November 2-4 with Here, which spotlights a newly commissioned work by Dutch choreographer Stephen Shropshire, and the wide-screen BOLERO X—created by Tel Aviv's Shahar Binyamini for a mini-army of 50 dancers. Rounding out the proceedings will be the much-anticipated return of Enemy in the Figure by William Forsythe.
March’s NOW sees the remounting of an iconic West Coast work as Crystal Pite’s The Statement anchors a program called NOW, which hits the stage at both the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Surrey’s Bell Performing Arts Centre. Also on the bill are world premieres from ascendent LA choreographer Micaela Taylor and Vancouver’s Out Innerspace.
FOR EVER closes Ballet BC’s season in May with a night of premieres: a new creation by Ballet BC Artistic Director Medhi Walerski, as well as the company premiere of his SWAY and The Rite of Spring–inspired Chamber.
Ushering in the holiday season, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s iconic Nutcracker comes to The Centre for Performing Arts, December 7-10.
Ballet BC isn’t limiting its programming to sweeping main stage productions next season. The company’s newly unveiled home on Granville Island will host expanded adult classes and workshops throughout the year. Ballet BC will also head to high schools across the Lower Mainland for outreach and engagement programs.
And the news doesn’t stop there. Ballet BC Annex—a collaboration with Arts Umbrella—will tour schools across the province, highlights including the performance of a new creation by UK choreographer Joseph Toonga.
For more information on the full programming for Ballet BC, as well as ticket packages and subscriptions, go here.