Founded in 1986, the Canadian company Ballet BC, based in Vancouver, has developed an impressive repertoire with the greatest international choreographers namely William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin and Emanuel Gat, and with dancers of the highest level who have consolidated their reputation all over the world.
On their first visit to Arriaga Theatre, their director, Medhi Walerski, a former NDT dancer and choreographer, offers a particularly exciting triple bill. The performance begins with Bedroom Folk, by Israeli Sharon Eyal, who together with artist and producer Gai Behar has constructed a spectacular piece. The group choreography for eighteen performers is based on the electronic music of the artist Ori Lichtick. The dancers are led into a hypnotic dance as they brilliantly master a rich and complex gesturality to the sound of evocative and powerful music.
In The Statement, the second piece of the evening, the well-known Canadian choreographer Crystal Pite proposes a wildly inventive creation that combines dance and theatre to explore the conflict of power. Four performers locked in battle for control confront manipulation in a piece based on a powerful text by the Canadian playwright Jonathon Young.
The programme will close with Garden, a piece created by Medhi Walerski, who was inspired by the Quintet for piano and strings in A minor by Camille Saint-Saëns to create a fluid and organic work that fosters a fascinating dialogue between the refined music and the sensual bodies of the dancers.
BEDROOM FOLKChoreography: Sharon Eyal
Co-creation: Gai Behar
Assistant choreographer: Tom Weinberger
Music: Ori Lichtik
Lighting design: Thierry Dreyfus
Lighting design: Alon Cohen
Costume design: Rebecca Hytting
THE STATEMENTChoreography: Crystal Pite
Script: Jonathon Young
Vocal interpretation: Meg Roe, Colleen Wheeler, Andrew Wheeler, Jonathon Young
Music: Owen Belton
Scenography: Jay Gower Taylor
Costume design: Crystal Pite, Joke Visser
Lighting design: Tom Visser
Director: Roger Van der Poel, Rena Narumi
GARDENChoreography: Medhi Walerski
Music: Camille Saint-Saëns. Piano Quintet in A minor Op 14
Lighting design and scenography: Theun Mosk
Playwright: Pierre Pontvianne
Costume design: Medhi Walerski, Joke Visser
Produced by Ballet BC. With the support of the Arts Council of Canada.
Day 11 - 19:00h.
Day 12 - 19:00h.
From 21€ to 45€ /discountsFriends of Arriaga:
From 25% to 35% DISCOUNT.
Groups, young people, over-65s, unemployed, large families and people with 33%+ disability:
Last minute discount (for above-mentioned groups, except Friends of Arriaga):
Last minute discount for Young Friends of Arriaga:
People with disabilities who use wheelchairs:
50% DISCOUNT (in proscenium balcony and one accompanying person)
110 min. With two 20' intermissions