The dancers of Ballet BC dazzled audiences with their first Danse Danse performance, and will once again be taking the Montreal stage by storm with three fascinating dance realms. Artistic director Emily Molnar presents 16 + a room, a work first premiered in Canada with Ballet BC in October 2013. In Bill, the intense and powerful duo of Sharon Eyal & Gai Behar are inspired by the body and instinct, creating the magic of a surreal world regulated like clockwork. This signature Eyal and Behar piece is highly pictorial. As for Crystal Pite, she sets human chains and elastic bodies into motion to sonatas by Brahms in Solo Echo, the liquid movement of the dancers giving shape to delicate forms that convey strong emotion. Three excellent reasons to give in to temptation.
“Molnar’s vision for the 18-member company is to make Ballet BC a lean, mean, contemporary-ballet machine.” − The Globe and Mail, Toronto
Photo © Michael Slobodian
Emily Molnar, the Artistic Director of Ballet BC since 2009, continues to steer the unique company of 18 dancers into an era of innovative, creative and collaborative dance. Named as one of Canada’s “new generation of ballet sensations” (MacLean’s magazine), Molnar is a graduate of the National Ballet School and a former member of the National Ballet of Canada; a soloist with the Frankfurt Ballet under director William...Read more about Emily Molnar
Photo © Michael Slobodian
Choreographer and performer Crystal Pite lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. She created works for the Cullberg Ballet, Cedar Lake, BJM-Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Alberta Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada and various freelance artists such as Louise Lecavallier. From 1988 to 2001, Pite was part of Ballet British Columbia in Vancouver and William Forsythe’s Ballett...Read more about Crystal Pite
Born in Israel in 1971, Sharon has danced with Batsheva Dance Company for 17 years and served as Associate Artistic Director of Batsheva in 2003-2004, and as House Choreographer from 2005 to 2012. Now she is a talented choreographer with a unique and a personal language, and the Batsheva Dance Company and the Batsheva Ensemble have performed pieces by Eyal, including You Got to Live, Pan (2001), Ink (2002), Static...Read more about Sharon Eyal
An artist, curator and producer, Gai Behar has worked in video, music and performance art. He has organized several avant-garde underground events with live music, and techno raves featuring performance and installation artists. He has also produced and launched various night club concepts in Israel. Gai joined Sharon in co-creatingRead more about Gai Behar
"...Since Molnar took over the company, New York-based Dance Magazine included Ballet BC in 25 to Watch, its annual roundup of the brightest and the best. The online magazine Broadway World named Ballet BC 'International Dance Company of the Month,' while in Canada, Maclean's Magazine cited Molnar herself as one of Canada's 'new generation of ballet sensations’.” (The Globe and Mail)Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Emily...Read more about Ballet BC
16 + a room
Choreography Emily Molnar. Music Dirk P. Haubrich.
Choreography Crystal Pite. Music Johannes Brahms.
Choreography Sharon Eyal. Music Ori Lichtik.