ballet british columbia

dance consortium uk tour

Canada’s leading contemporary dance company, Ballet British Columbia, present an exhilarating evening of breathtaking dance by three internationally celebrated female choreographers.

Recognised for their fresh creativity, this 18-strong company of dancers will astound UK audiences with their unique blend of cool, classical elegance and contemporary flair.

Inspired by the work of Jeanette Winterson and Emily Dickinson, 16 + a room, by Artistic Director Emily Molnar, sparks with explosive, fast-paced choreography that pushes the dancers to their athletic and technical limits.

Solo Echo by Olivier award-winning Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and former Ballet BC dancer Crystal Pite, is a powerfully romantic work, shimmering in snowfall, and inspired by two Brahms’ sonatas for cello and piano.

Tel Aviv-based choreographer Sharon Eyal worked with regular collaborator Gai Behar to create Bill, a daring piece of raw beauty that showcases the dancers’ extraordinary skill in a fantastic finale.

‘Exhilarating. The dancers display the rigorous, coolly centred control implanted by classical training, while performing work that looks nothing whatever like traditional ballet'
The Observer

‘Superb. A gorgeous energy'
The Independent

‘Very clever and immensely engaging. We would certainly like to see a lot more from this company!'
Culture Whisper

ballet british columbia