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Ballet BC

BOLERO X
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Shahar Binyamini
Chamber
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Medhi Walerski
Third surprise work
Show
2024/2025
Vancouver

Rhythmic tremor

Ballet BC is back in force with an outstanding triple bill in which the music of Ravel’s iconic Bolero acts as a catalyst to enhance the power of the ensemble.

Under the artistic direction of Medhi Walerski, this major Canadian company has forged prestigious collaborations with some of the biggest names in contemporary dance. Up-and-coming choreographer Shahar Binyamini offers his take on Ravel’s famous Bolero. A long and unique uninterrupted crescendo; a spectacular celebration of the power of dance and our collective strength, embodied by 50 performers. Medhi Walerski presents Chamber, one of his most acclaimed works. Danced by a large ensemble to a stunning score by Joby Talbot, this work, which seeks to balance order and chaos, echoes Igor Stravinski’s legendary Rite of Spring. A third surprise work completes the program. A promising evening that showcases the exceptional skill and virtuosity of Ballet BC’s dancers.

Artists

Choreographer
Shahar Binyamini

Shahar Binyamini is a choreographer and performer from Israel. He danced with Batsheva Dance Company from 2006 to 2013, where he performed extensively the repertoire of choreographers Ohad Naharin and Sharon Eyal.

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Choreographer
Medhi Walerski

Medhi Walerski became Artistic Director of Ballet BC in 2020. Raised in France, Walerski danced at the Paris Opera Ballet and the Ballet du Rhin before joining Nederlands Dans Theater in 2001.

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Company

Ballet BC

Founded in 1986 by David Y.H. Lui, Jean Orr, and Sheila Begg, Ballet BC is Canada's leading contemporary dance company. Based in Vancouver and led by Artistic Director Medhi Walerski, the company performs at venues throughout British Columbia and on the world's best stages.

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Credits

BOLERO X

Choreography Shahar Binyamini.

Music Boléro M. 81, by Maurice Ravel. Performed by Berlin Philharmoniker and Pierre Boulez. Licenced by Universal Music Canada Inc.

Lighting Design Shahar Binyamini.

Associate Lighting Design Matthew Piton.

Costume Design Shahar Binyamini.

Associate Costume Design Kate Burrows.

BOLERO X was made possible through the generous support of Josh Pekarsky and Marla Guralnick in honour of Arlene Gladstone; Karen James; Trudy and Dan Pekarsky; Arlene James; Judy and Isaac Thau; Shirley Barnett; Roberta Beiser; and Jeanie Wexler.

World Premiere November 2, 2023, Ballet BC.

Chamber

Choreography Medhi Walerski.

Composer Joby Talbot.

Music Chamber Symphony.

Lighting Design Jordan Tuinman.

Costume Design Medhi Walerski.

Staging Sarah Reynolds.

World Premiere
October 4 2012, NDT 1, The Hague, Ballet BC Premiere - May 9, 2024.

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