Win tickets to 3 Fold by @BalletBCAmongst the contests and giveaways I had already committed to run before going on hiatus, I had promised Ballet BC to write about their 3 Fold project. It’s hard not to write about this, as I’m a former competitive dancer and for me, dance, theatre and art in general is so important. Besides, Ballet BC is presenting 3 Fold at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre only from November 17-19, 2011 with three evening performances at 8:00 pm, featuring two Vancouver premieres and the reprise of a work originally created in 2009 for Ballet BC’s inaugural Choreographic Series.
The Canadian Premiere of Parole Sospese (Words Suspended) by choreographer Walter Matteini is set to music by Anton Webern and Domenico Scarlatti. The work for 11 dancers is a poetic journey into the world of the Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto (1474-1533), the most celebrated narrative poet of the Italian high Renaissance. Matteini takes Ariosto’s inspirational words and melds them into an episodic world of imagery where the soul takes flight in the unconscious realm of the imagination.
Former Ballet BC dancer Simone Orlando created Doppeling in 2009 as a full-company work for Ballet BC’s inaugural choreographic series. A whirlwind of complex ideas, the ballet shifts effortlessly from its investigation into the contrapuntal relationship of space and the body, while tickling the senses with a clever statement on gender and the history of the classical form.
If you have an appreciation for contemporary ballet (and I’m hoping you do), tickets for 3 Fold can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS or online at ticketmaster.ca and range in price from $70.00 to $22.50 (excluding service charges and HST).
Ballet BC, a company of 16 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 lucky enough to have a pair of tickets to give away to 3 Fold, and I’ll make your life easy by asking you just a simple question to enter my giveaway: what was the last dance performance you saw in recent months? I have been lucky to be part of Vancouver’s dance community for a long while so I can tell you the most recent was West Side Story (musical with a lot of dance and operatic voices).
To gain an additional entry all you need to do is post on Twitter:
Told @hummingbird604 the last dance show I saw http://is.gd/jmHM3h for a chance to win tickets to 3 Fold @BalletBC – you too can enter!
I will draw a winner on November 15th at 2pm, and announce it here. If the commenter has Twitter, I’ll announce it on Twitter. So stay tuned and check back here!