Ballet BC’s “NOW” focuses on women choreographers

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      There’s no better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than by supporting women who are doing great things in their fields of work. We don’t need your social media posts with women’s hands raised in the air in solidarity, and we don’t need your phone calls declaring that we matter. We need your honest-to-goodness attention.

      Opening on International Women’s Day weekend is Ballet BC’s NOW, which puts West Coast-based women choreographers front and centre. Buy a ticket, will ya? For #feminism.

      Included in the triple bill is master-of-the-form Crystal Pite’s The Statement, which returns to Ballet BC after sold-out stints in Europe and New York; the world premiere of local company Out Innerspace’s newest piece (choreographed by Tiffany Tregarthen and David Raymond); and the world premiere of a new work by sought-after Los Angeles-based choreographer Micaela Taylor.

      “I am excited for Vancouver audiences to experience this incredible program, highlighting the talent of diverse female choreographers,” says Ballet BC artistic director Medhi Walerski in a statement. “Each of these artists brings a unique and exceptional approach to the creative process, along with a distinct vision for expressing their art.”

      All they need now is an audience to express it to.

      Ballet BC presents NOW

      March 7 to 9 at at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver; March 22 and 23 at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey

      Tickets: Available here