Danse Danse presents

Ballet BC

Medhi Walerski

The Statement
Crystal Pite

Bedroom Folk
Sharon Eyal, Gai Behar

For its third appearance at Danse Danse, Ballet BC brings together three leading choreographers with distinctive signatures: Sharon Eyal, Crystal Pite and Medhi Walerski. An amazing triple bill!

Since Medhi Walerski took over as artistic director in 2020, Ballet BC has continued to build on its momentum. Always exemplary of the best in dance, this Vancouver-based company with its 13 top-level dancers has gone from strength to strength. Sharon Eyal offers Bedroom Folk, one of Ballet BC’s most successful touring productions. This spectacular piece is an intense and meticulously synchronized work set to Ori Lichtik’s repetitive electronic pulses. The Statement, a delicious dialogue between speech and movement, is pure Crystal Pite, an uplifting and inextricable imbroglio where four dancers gather around a large table to reveal power relationships and games. And finally, Medhi Walerski’s GARDEN, a bouquet of music and dance inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns’ Quintet in A minor, Op. 14, is a wonderful piece that conveys a gentle melancholy.


Previously nominated by Dance Europe for Best Production, GARDEN is an elegant and sophisticated work inspired by Camille Saint-Saëns’ Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 14. Through a series of duets, unison, and counterpoint, while reflecting the refined dialogue between strings and piano, the dancers shape the space physically in a pure and organic way.

The Statement

In light of current events, the topicality of The Statement is probably what is most striking about Crystal Pite’s work, as the expression of the characters and their use of language is very much linked to our time. The piece could be considered a play, based on a script written by Jonathon Young that is expressed by four dancers that share a heated conversation around a conference table, symbolizing a corporate environment. Control, moral conflicts, responsibility and the inability to escape make The Statement a gripping piece that offers the audience a captivating wedge of realism.

Bedroom Folk

Bedroom Folk is a percussive and deliciously punchy piece in which movement, music, and light are equal protagonists. Visually mesmerizing, a house beat pulses through an intoxicating space as dancers subtly move through this absorbing work in striking ways. An instant success with Vancouver audiences after its North American premiere in 2019, Bedroom Folk has since become a signature of Ballet BC’s touring repertoire across the globe.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 8:00pm
Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 8:00pm
Friday, December 3, 2021 at 8:00pm
Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 8:00pm

Post-performance talk with the artists
Wednesday December 1, 2021
Friday December 3, 2021

To purchase your tickets visit: www.placedesarts.com

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