Ballet BC presents BLISS (win tickets!)
The work of Ballet BC never ceases to amaze me, and I have been waiting with baited breath for their next performance. This coming month of May, Ballet BC presents Bliss at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from May 10-12, 2012 with three evening performances at 8:00 pm, featuring a reprisal of José Navas’ acclaimed ballet The bliss that from their limbs all movement takes, first presented in the fall of 2010 and his response to that work.
In Bliss, the first full-length work for Ballet BC since its renewal in July 2009, resident choreographer José Navas expands on the initial concept with two new sections: the first set to the music of Mozart and the second set to Henryk Gorecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Song. The third section of this full company work is a reprisal of The bliss that from their limbs all movement takes, set to a musical collaboration by Philip Glass and Ravi Shankar.
José Navas, Founder and Artistic Director of José Navas/Compagnie Flak since 1991, quickly became internationally recognized as a talented and charismatic soloist. His first group creations were characterized by their assertive sensuality, bold statements and unexpected universes. These pieces included an element of theatricality that is reflected today in his solo work.
Fascinated by the resonance of the body in space and by the calligraphy of formal movement, Navas is an architect of group dynamics, constructing abstract pieces geometrically and having them delivered by virtuoso performers. His choreography, created in a similar way to a musical composition, fascinate with their hypnotic beauty and their meditative character.
Tickets for Bliss 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 I’m partnering again with Ballet BC to give away a pair of tickets to Bliss. All you need to enter is tell me what is your definition of bliss. For me, bliss is a number of things: waking up on the coast of Parksville/Qualicum Beach at 5 in the morning and have a coffee on the balcony of say, The Beach Club Resort, or the Tigh-Na-Mara. Or bliss is also spending 6 hours with my nephews walking around the seawall in Stanley Park and showing them the beauty of our city. Bliss is also a nice dinner with JT and catching a movie or a theatre performance. So, how do YOU define bliss? What is blissful to you?
I will draw a winner on May 6th at 2pm. You can add an entry to your comment below (a total of two entries) by posting the following on Twitter:
Shared my definition of bliss with @hummingbird604 to enter to win tickets to @BalletBC ‘s BLISS http://is.gd/cyIB5b
More on Ballet BC
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 balletbc.com or follow us on Twitter @balletbc
- BLISS by Ballet BC (dance review)
- Don Quijote by the National Ballet of Cuba in Vancouver (ballet review)
- Don Quixote by the National Ballet of Cuba in Vancouver (Feb 16-18, 2012)
- Love Lies Bleeding featuring Alberta Ballet, presented by Ballet BC
- Ballet BC’s 25th Anniversary Celebration with The Turning Point Ensemble