Ballet BC gives Shakespeare’s star-cross lovers a new twist in production of Romeo + Juliet

Ballet BC Dancers Brandon Alley and Emily Chessa. Cindi Wicklund photo.

Ballet BC Dancers Brandon Alley and Emily Chessa. Cindi Wicklund photo.

A fresh retelling of Romeo and Juliet is a first for Ballet B.C.

The company is presenting the world premiere of this specially commissioned piece. It’s a new, contemporary take of the Shakespeare play from Medhi Walerski, a rising French star of the international dance scene.

Ballet BC’s production of Romeo + Juliet plays the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Feb. 21-24. Find out more below.

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Ballet BC gives Shakespeare’s star-cross lovers a new twist in production of Romeo + Juliet

Mind-blowing new exhibit coming to the Vancouver Art Gallery!

Chiho Aoshima Little Miss Gravestone’s Absent Musing, 2016 interactive monitor, video animation. © 2016 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Chiho Aoshima’s Little Miss Gravestone’s Absent Musing (2016) is one of the works that will be exhibited at Juxtapoz vs. Superflat. © 2016 Chiho Aoshima/Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

Fresh off its awesome Mashup: The Birth of Modern Culture show earlier this year, the Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby St.) is again going contemporary with a new exhibit of daring work from a variety of international artists.

Conceived by the renowned Japanese artist Takashi Murakami and co-curated with Evan Pricco, Editor-in-Chief of the art magazine Juxtapoz Art & Culture, Juxtapoz x Superflat features the work of more than 30 artists from Japan, Korea, Canada, the United States and Europe. The exhibition opens at the VAG Nov. 5 and runs until Feb. 5, 2017.

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Mind-blowing new exhibit coming to the Vancouver Art Gallery!

In/verse premieres three works

BC Ballet's Emily Molnar. Photo credit: Michael Slobodian

BC Ballet’s Emily Molnar. Photo credit: Michael Slobodian

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.

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In/verse premieres three works