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Brilliant triple bill breaks boundaries of contemporary ballet

“Weightless, high speed, and mind-blowingly difficult dance.” The Georgia Strait

Nanaimo, BC – August 16, 2017: Incredible dance pieces reshape contemporary ballet in a triple bill program by the bold and innovative Ballet BC. While embracing the beauty of contemporary dance, this critically acclaimed performance features the work of three internationally celebrated female choreographers at The Port Theatre on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 7:30pm.

These stunning works of visual storytelling feature the daring, cutting-edge and distinctive style that Ballet BC is known for.

16+ a room

Emily Molnar, Ballet BC’s Artistic Director, displays her unique choreographic style through a complex study of time and exploration of space in 16+ a room. In Molnar’s dynamic world 16 dancers inhabit a musical landscape by German composer Dirk Haubrich. “There’s a 3D quality to Molnar’s work; she has a way of creating such intricate, sculptural shapes that shift and transform like

CGI,” says Ottawa Citizen. In this rich and explosive piece, Molnar showcases each dancer’s individuality with spectacular lifts, extreme technicality and ferocious athleticism.

Solo Echo

Vancouver choreographer Crystal Pite displays her powerful choreographic vocabulary in Solo Echo, “one of her most unabashedly romantic works,” says Ottawa Citizen. A study of human connection, this piece explores recurring themes of acceptance and loss. The piece portrays a man at the end of his life, his body supported by seven other dancers. The beauty of the solo choreography is reflected in an ensemble piece as seven dancers form a collective body which rises and disintegrates as one.

As performers move against a glistening backdrop of falling snow, they dance with incredible emotion and sensitivity to the music.

Ballet BC presents an incredible triple bill on Saturday,

September 23, 2017 at 7:30pm at The Port Theatre. Dancers Alexis Fletcher and Andrew Bartee in Solo Echo. Photo by Michael Slobodian.


Finally, Israeli choreographer Sharon Eyal’s Bill offers something completely different. “Watching it is like being invited to an insanely competitive, amazingly weird alien dance party,” says Ottawa Citizen. The remarkable choreography tells an intense story through movement, at times feeling trance-like and hyptotic. Eyal’s choreographic language is sensual and passionate in this dazzling and absorbing piece.

Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to see critically acclaimed Ballet BC in this remarkable triple bill. Join us for a pre-show chat at 6:45pm in the Harmac Room. The Port Theatre would like to thank performance sponsor Pheasant Hill Homes Ltd for investing in the Arts.

Ballet BC: 16+ a room, Solo Echo, Bill

Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 7:30pm at The Port Theatre

Pre-Show Chat 6:45pm in Harmac Room


Adults $52 | Members $48 | Youth/Student $17.50 | eyeGO $5

For tickets call Ticket Centre 250-754-8550, 125 Front Street or

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