Two world premieres and one North American premiere kick off Ballet BC’s 2012/13 season.
Billed as In/verse, the dance event runs Nov 22 – 24 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and features works that will challenge dancers and thrill audience members. Two of the pieces are by celebrated international choreographers, while one is from Emily Molnar, the acclaimed Canadian dancer who now heads up Ballet BC as artistic director.
Molnar’s as-yet-untitled piece is inspired by New York composer/saxophone player John Zorn’s Book of Angels. The full ensemble work promises her trademark complex and sensual choreography, which imbues a contemporary sensibility with the language of classical ballet.
Originally from Saskatchewan, Molnar is a former member of Frankfurt Ballet. She has created and performed several works as a choreographer and solo artist on commissions for Alberta Ballet, Ballet Mannheim, Ballet Augsburg, Cedar Lake Dance and more.
Another untitled new work comes to In/verse courtesy Nicolo Fonte. For his piece, the American choreographer uses of “Rounds” by Marcelo Zarvos and “Wed” by David Lang, as recorded by New York post-classical quartet ETHEL on its latest album Heavy. Dance Europe has called Fonte’s work “… highly fluid, complex and exhilarating to watch…”
Jacopo Godani is an Italian composer making his North American debut with A.U.R.A. (Anarchist Unit Related to Art). Originally commissioned by Ballet Mainz, this piece for 15 dancers is set to a score by Munich-based electro-acoustic duo 48nord. With A.U.R.A., Vancouver audiences will be introduced to Godani’s style, which has been described as “explosive” and “captivating in its raw and unbound energy.”
In/verse is at Queen Elizabeth Theatre (649 Cambie St) Nov 22-24.
Tickets: $30-$77.75 here.