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
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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 Will...Read more about Emily Molnar
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Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite is a former company member of Ballet British Columbia and William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt.
Pite’s professional choreographic debut was in 1990, at Ballet British Columbia. Since then, she has created over 50 works for companies such as The Paris Opera Ballet, The Royal Ballet, Nederlands Dans Theater I, Cullberg Ballet, Ballett Frankfurt, The National Ballet of Canada, Les Ballets...
Sharon Eyal was born in Jerusalem. She danced with the Batsheva Dance Company between 1990-2008 and started choreographing within the framework of the company’s Batsheva Dancers Create project. Eyal served as Associate Artistic Director for Batsheva between 2003-2004, and as a House Choreographer for the company between 2005-2012. During her time with the company, she created 16 new creations.
Since 2005, Eyal started to c...Read more about Sharon Eyal
Photo © Camilla Simonson.
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-creating Bertolina in 2006 and has collaborated on the creation of Sharon Eyal ever since.
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"...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 D...Read more about Ballet BC
16 + a room
Choreography Emily Molnar in collaboration with Ballet BC artists.
Music Dirk P. Haubrich.
Lighting Design Jordan Tuinman.
Lighting Direction James Proudfoot.
Costume Design Kate Burrows.
Performers Brandon Alley, Andrew Bartee, Emily Chessa, Alexis Fletcher, Scott Fowler, *Ria Girard, Justin Rapaport, Racheal Prince, Christoph von Riedemann, Gilbert Small, Peter Smida, Nicole Ward, Kirsten Wicklund (*apprentice).
Choreographer Crystal Pite.
Music Johannes Brahms. Sonate pour violoncelle et piano No. 1 en mi mineur op. 38 – Allegro non troppo., Sonate pour violoncelle et piano No. 2 en fa majeur op. 99 – Adagio affettuoso. Performed by Yo-Yo Ma (cello); Emanuel Ax (piano). Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc.
Lighting Design Tom Visser.
Set Design Jay Gower Taylor.
Costume Design Crystal Pite, Joke Visser.
Staging Eric Beauchesne.
Performers APRIL 5. 7. 8. Brandon Alley, Andrew Bartee, Emily Chessa, Alexis Fletcher, Scott Fowler, Christoph von Riedemann, Kirsten Wicklund. APRIL 6. Brandon Alley, Kirsten Wicklund, Justin Rapaport, Racheal Prince, Gilbert Small, Peter Smida, Nicole Ward.
Choreographer Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar.
Original Music and Soundtrack Design Ori Lichtik
Lighting Design Omer Sheizaf
Costume Design Sharon Eya, Gai Behar
Staging Osnat Kelner
Performers Brandon Alley, Andrew Bartee, Emily Chessa, Alexis Fletcher, Scott Fowler, *Ria Girard, *Natassja Marc, Justin Rapaport, *Sabine Raskin, Racheal Prince, Christoph von Riedemann, Gilbert Small, Peter Smida, Nicole Ward, Kirsten Wicklund, *Lucas Wilson-Bilbro (*apprentice).