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Internationally acclaimed Ballet BC returns with powerful, transformative performance

by on February 10, 2017

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On Friday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m., celebrated dance company Ballet BC will make its triumphant return to the Fredericton Playhouse.

Led by Artistic Director Emily Molnar, Ballet BC is known for its bold and innovative style. The company’s distinctive approach has helped it make a unique and valuable contribution to the development of dance in Canada.

Following a stunning performance at the Playhouse in 2015, this internationally acclaimed collaborative and interactive contemporary company is back with three pieces from three renowned choreographers. This latest program promises to be powerful, thought-provoking and transformative.

16+ a room. 16+ a room is inspired by the writings of Jeannette Winterson, Virginia Woolf and Emily Dickinson, as well as the musical force of German composer Dirk Haubrich. Developed by Ballet BC’s own Emily Molnar, it is a study about time, transition and stillness; where the beginning and ending of an event intersects and the space between is as important as the space occupied.

Solo Echo. Created by Crystal Pite, Solo Echo describes the balancing point between the exuberant and sometimes reckless states of our ambition and fortitude in the prime of life, and the opposing force of a more collective spirit that begins to take shape in the reflection of our existence and surroundings in later years.

Bill. Bill combines dance, music and design into an instantly recognizable whole of raw, unexpected beauty created with equal parts ebb and flow. Choreographed by Sharon Eyal, the piece features a small ensemble, which in turn morphs into a series of breathtaking solos.

In addition to this performance, the Playhouse is pleased to present two Experience More! activities. Ticketholders are invited to a free post-performance Conversation with Emily Molnar, facilitated by Playhouse Executive Director Tim Yerxa. There will also be a Ballet Masterclass led by members of Ballet BC at the Playhouse on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m. for experienced dancers ages 13 to 16. Pre-registration is required through the box office.

Tickets for Ballet BC are available through the Fredericton Playhouse box office by calling 458-8344 or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

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