Direcció artística: Emily Molnar
Teatre Grec | 06/07 - 07/07
Ballet BC (Ballet British Columbia, Vancouver) has a repertoire of more than 45 shows, some of which are particularly known within the current choreographic scene ranging from Ohad Naharin to William Forsythe through Emily Molnar, who has been precisely the artistic director of the company since 2009. She is one of the three authors who bring their creations to Barcelona, interpreted by the eight dancers and members of the company. Molnar was a member of the National Ballet of Canada and also a soloist at the Frankfurt Ballet. In November 2018, the British Columbia Ballet premiered their creation To this day, which we will now be able to see in Barcelona. It is a choreography of blues rhythm and the guitar of Jimi Hendrix in which the interpreters, dressed in bright colors, turn the sound of the instruments into movement as well as they are able to leave the stage in silence, something rather common in the work of Emily Molnar. She manages to connect them with the songs and turn them into small pieces of silent physical theater with a touch of humor.
With the choreography of the artistic director of the Ballet BC we will be able to see two more pieces: One by Sharon Eyal, an artist born in Jerusalem who danced at the Batsheva Dance Company and is co-author with the also Israeli Gai Behar Bedroom Folk, a choreography with electronic music by Ori Lichtick created for eighteen performers at the Nederland Dans Theater. It is such a hypnotic piece, as bold as wild and full of energy. It starts with humorous solos and ends in spectacular group moments.
The third choreographer is Crystal Pite. She is the author of Solo Echo, the last piece of the programme. It is based on two Brahms sonatas and is about a journey from adolescence to maturity, stopping in when we seem to have lost something in the journey. Seven performers dance Solo Echo, proving the potential of dance as a vehicle for poetical expression.
A production of Ballet BC
Ballet BC gratefully acknowledges the financial support from the Province of British Columbia through funding provided by the BC Arts Council.
Ballet BC expresses their sincere thanks to the Y.P. Heung Foundation for its commitment to the Ballet BC’s Apprenticeship and Apprentice Touring Programs.
Choreography: Sharon Eyal Co-Creation: Gai Behar Assistant to the Choreographer: Tom Weinberger Sound Artist and Music: Ori Lichtik Lighting Designer: Thierry Dreyfus Lighting Director: Alan Cohen Technical Director: Baruch Shpigelman Costume Design: Rebecca Hytting
Performing: Brandon Alley, Anna Bekirova, Emily Chessa, Parker Finley, Scott Fowler, Miriam Gittens, Patrick Kilbane, Justin Rapaport, Peter Smida, Dex van ter Meij, Nicole Ward, Sophie Whittome, Kirsten Wicklund, Zenon Zubyk
World Premiere, February 2012, Nederlands Dans TheaterI.
New version for larger ensemble premiered by Ballet BC in May 2019.
This company premiere is generously supported by the Charlotte and Sonya Wall Arts Fund.
To this day
Choreography: Emily Molnar, in collaboration with the artists of the Ballet BC Lighting design: James Proudfoot Costume design: Kate Burrows Choreographic assistance: Alexis Fletcher Music: Born Under a Bad Sign. Words and Music by William Bell, Booker T. Jones Jr. © Universal Music Publishing Canada on behalf of Irving Music, Inc./75% Cotillion Music Inc. (BMI) Master Recording Courtesy of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. under exclusive license by Sony Music Entertainment Once I Had a Womani Voodoo Chile BluesLletra i música de Jimi Hendrix © Universal Music Publishing Canada on behalf of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C Master Recording Courtesy of Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. under exclusive license by Sony Music Entertainment Special thanks to Experience Hendrix, L.L.C. for permission.
Performing: Brandon Alley, Anna Bekirova, Emily Chessa, Parker Finley, Scott Fowler, Miriam Gittens, Kiera Hill, Patrick Kilbane, Racheal Prince, Justin Rapaport, Peter Smida, Dex van ter Meij, Nicole Ward, Sophie Whittome, Zenon Zubyk
World Premiere, November 2018, Ballet BC.
Choreography: Crystal Pite Lighting design: Tom Visser
Stage design: Jay Gower Taylor Costume design: Crystal Pite, Joke Visser Staging: Eric Beauchesne Music: Johannes Brahms, Cello Sonata en E menor, op. 38–Allegro non troppo and Cello Sonata en F major,op. 99–Adagio affettuoso. Performed by Yo-Yo Ma, cello; Emanuel Ax, piano. Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
Performing: Brandon Alley, Kirsten Wicklund, Alexis Fletcher, Racheal Prince, Justin Rapaport, Gilbert Small, Peter Smida (6 de juliol) / Brandon Alley, Anna Bekirova, Emily Chessa, Alexis Fletcher, Justin Rapaport, Gilbert Small, Peter Smida (7 de juliol)
World Premiere, February 2012, Nederlands Dans Theater.
Premiered by Ballet BC, November 2015.
Distribution: Mondigromax–Cultius de cultura
Photographies: Michael Slobodian, Sharen Bradford, Wendy D, Cindi Wicklund
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