Ballet BC has announced that its 2021-2022 season will feature nine new dance works, all performed live at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
The season opens November 4 to 6 with Unfold + Give, a program that includes Stadium, a piece choreographed by Toronto's Ethan Colangelo; After We Glow, by Vancouver’s Company 605; and Lean-to, by local choreographer Lesley Telford. Unfold + Give will also showcase Ballet BC artistic director Medhi Walerski’s GARDEN, a work inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 14 that originally debuted digitally last spring.
“The past year has been challenging for all of us," says Walerski in a press release, "but what has emerged is the necessity to connect with one another. With our upcoming season, we look forward to shining a light on Canadian choreographers and nurturing relationships with world-renowned guest artists, all while also sharing visionary pieces from women in dance.”
Ballet BC's first program of 2022, Reveal + Tell, will run from March 3 to 5 and feature internationally acclaimed choreographers Marco Goecke and Crystal Pite, as well as a new work from Walerski. It will be followed, from May 12 to 14, by What If, which will showcase Vancouver’s Out Innerspace, German choreographer Felix Landerer, and Montreal’s Dorotea Saykaly.
For more info on the upcoming Ballet BC performances visit the company website here.