Ballet British Columbia
Bold and innovative, Ballet British Columbia is an internationally acclaimed collaborative and creation-based contemporary ballet company that is a leader in the creation, production and education of contemporary dance in Canada.
Under the leadership of Artistic Director Emily Molnar (former member of The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet British Columbia and the Frankfurt Ballet), Ballet British Columbia presents a diverse repertoire and is a hotbed for the creation and performance of new works. Since 2009, the Company has developed a repertoire of more than 35 new works by acclaimed Canadian and international choreographers including: William Forsythe, Itzik Galili, Jorma Elo, Cayetano Soto, Crystal Pite, Johan Inger, Walter Matteini, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, Jacopo Godani, José Navas, Emily Molnar, Nicolo Fonte, Lesley Telford, Wen Wei Wang, Medhi Walerski, Serge Bennathan, Fernando Hernando Magadan, Kevin O’Day, Shawn Hounsell, Gioconda Barbuto, Simone Orlando, Robert Glumbek and among others.
The Company actively fosters collaborations that support artists, choreographers and audiences alike, furthering the boundaries of contemporary dance. We embrace excellence in the practice of contemporary ballet, with its wide diversity of technique and style, honoring its roots and components. In our view, contemporary ballet is the ballet of today.
...cultivating a new landscape of ballet...” —The Dance Current
...Emily Molnar’s vision is exemplary” —Vancouver Observer
…a highly original dance language, fluid and complex…exhilarating to watch” —Dance Europe
Ballet British Columbia is physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary” —Dance Magazine
This superb contemporary ballet company… is packed with charismatic dancers performing at full-strength.” —Boston Globe
A first for Ballet British Columbia's repertoire, Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet has inspired many an artist with its tragic tale of “star-crossed lovers.”Compelling in its timelessness, the work captures audiences with its deeply human story and enduring themes of love, fate and family. Reflecting on the divisions that persist in today’s world, Ballet British Columbia will offer a fresh and thought-provoking retelling of the classic that profoundly resonates today.