Ballet BC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration with The Turning Point Ensemble
Despite the fact that I never have done actual ballet, I’ve done all forms of competitive dance, including contemporary. So I’m always keen to highlight events that are associated with dance, performing arts and music in general. I recently learned that Ballet BC will have their 25th Anniversary Celebration with The Turning Point Ensemble at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from April 14-16, 2011. Tickets for Ballet BC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1.855.985.2787 (855.985.ARTS) or online at Ticketmaster and range in price from $35 -$70 (including HST). I really love the work that Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar has been creating.
More on Ballet BC:
Ballet BC, a company of 15 talented dancers from around the world, is committed to the ballet of today. Solidly grounded in the classical ballet lexicon but with more immediacy and connection to the 21st century, the company presents a diverse repertoire of Canadian and international contemporary ballet. Now in its 25th anniversary year, Ballet BC continues its commitment to perform on multiple regional, national and international tours in addition to its regular performance season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver.
I am really looking forward to the 4 works to be presented during the anniversary, including collaborations between Serge Bennathan and Michael Oesterle, Wen Wei Wang’s piece to Owen Underhill’s music, Gioconda Barbuto’s piece with Anthony Genge and Donald Sales to the score of “cheating, lying and stealing”. All of them promise to be excellent pieces.
I’m giving away a pair of tickets to the first weekend night of the 3 day 25th Anniversary of Ballet BC’s Celebrations, April 15th at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. I will draw a random winner of all entries accumulated via Twitter on April 12th at 5pm. and comments on this blog telling me your favorite ballet piece. With the resurgence and popularization of ballet lately (thank you Natalie Portman and Black Swan) I could almost bet people would love the Swan Lake. But my own favorite is actually the recent Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s performance of Moulin Rouge. Surprising, eh?
You can add an entry on top of a comment by posting the following on Twitter:
Told @hummingbird604 my favorite ballet piece for a chance to win tickets to @BalletBC 25 anniversary. What’s yours? http://ow.ly/4sgxz
And if you don’t win my contest, you still should totally check out the work of Ballet BC (and follow them on Twitter at @BalletBC).
- Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Pajo’s Fish and Chips Rocky Point Park, Port Moody
- Ballet BC presents BLISS (win tickets!)
- Colourful World with the Turning Point Ensemble (guest review by @rsaloust)
- Colourful World: Turning Point Ensemble Concert (Jan 29th, 2012 at The Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, SFU Woordward’s)
- National Ballet of Canada on tour (giveaway)