Win tickets to 3 Fold by @BalletBC

Ballet Bc dancer Alexander Burton_photo by Michael Slobodian 4x7

Photo by Michael Slobodian.

Amongst 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 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.

For more information, visit their website or you can also follow them on Twitter @balletbc. You can also find them on Facebook.

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 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!

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  4. Love Lies Bleeding @AlbertaBallet presented by @BalletBC at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre (review)
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Comments (19)

DoritaNovember 6th, 2011 at 11:04 am

Sadly, I haven’t…. but would love to.
Would count as a good answer to your question if I tell you that I used to be very involved in costume & scenery production for contemporary ballet while living in Mexico?

BNovember 6th, 2011 at 1:28 pm

The last dance performance that I saw was last year at the Harbour Dance Xmas special that they put together every year around Xmas.

Lois PattersonNovember 6th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

The last dance show I saw was the Louis Riel Metis dancers at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Yaletown on Sept. 29. That was a great show, with the dancers providing lots of historical and cultural context.
Lois Patterson recently posted..Late Night Art, Cambie Village, Nov. 6 (tonight), 8:30 PM

ZoeNovember 7th, 2011 at 11:19 am

The last dance performance I saw was Louise Lecavalier’s performnace of Children and A Few Minutes of Lock!

Nancy LamprechtNovember 7th, 2011 at 11:37 am

The last dance performance I attended was ‘Love Lies Bleeding’ presented by Ballet BC and performed by the amazing Alberta Ballet. The evening was dedicated to the music of Elton John.

SanazNovember 7th, 2011 at 11:44 am

The last dance performance I saw was a tango at the Fairies Ball.

DeidreNovember 7th, 2011 at 11:58 am

I last saw West Side Story – it was fab!

VinceNovember 7th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

I saw Aeriosa at the Scotiabank Dance Centre which was incredible and West Side Story a few weeks ago. Great dancing!

RebeccaNovember 7th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

The last show I saw was the National Ballet of Canada’s 60th Anniversary Tour. Each dance they did was so different and I loved every one! It really showed off the versatility of the company.

LisaNovember 7th, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Last dance performance I saw was the Goh’s Ballet’s Nutcracker last Christmas. Took my son to his first ballet performance – and it was magical!

KellyNovember 7th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

The last performance I saw was on Saturday. Louise Lecavalier performance of Children and A Few Minutes of Lock presented at the Playhouse by Dancehouse!

MichelleNovember 8th, 2011 at 6:02 am

I saw the dance of a lifetime 2 nights ago….my 5 year old daughter (who is in ballet and tap) did an impromptu select audience performance in which she was the star performer……5 stars…..

I would love to have these tix to take her to a professional show.

Michelle (Dolphin)November 9th, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Wow..this actually made me really think (& kinda sad) about how long it’s been since I’ve seen a dance performance..I think I actually made a rehearsal of one of Noam Gagnon’s shows @ the Scotiabank Dance Center..but couldn’t make the performance.

CarolynNovember 11th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

The most recent dance performance I saw was the excellent Louise LeCavalier presentation of “Children & A Few Minutes of Lock” that DanceHouse presented on November 4. Thanks!

anneNovember 12th, 2011 at 9:41 am

Westside story.

awkwardstageNovember 12th, 2011 at 9:49 am

The last dance performance I saw was the MJ/Cirque show and before that, Loves Lies Bleeding with Alberta Ballet:)

TeresaNovember 13th, 2011 at 6:12 pm

I haven’t been to one in awhile. I saw Peter Pan the ballet in Vancouver.

RaulNovember 15th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

UPDATE – The winner of my Ballet BC tickets is @lisagfisher via Twitter. Congratulations! I drew from all entries. Please contact me via email at raul(a) Thanks!

marilynNovember 18th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Can’t wait to see this show this weekend…while classical dance hypnotizes, new contemporary performances mesmerize! Louise Lacavalier this month was an astounding perfomance! Congrats to the winner. Hope i can still buy tix!

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