Ballet BC: Mixed Programme
Sharon Eyal: Bedroom Folk | Emily Molnar: To this day | Crystal Pite: Solo Echo


One german premiere (Bedroom Folk)

This evening of dance is united by three inspiring creative women. One of them is the artistic director of Ballet BC, which is based in Vancouver, Canada. Emily Molnar has formed this regional troupe with a powerful vision that has catapulted the company onto the international contemporary ballet scene. The primary emphasis here is on creativity: in ten years Molnar has commissioned 45 world premieres. The dynamic Canadian, who has roots in William Forsythe’s Ballett Frankfurt, is now bringing her latest work, To this day, which premiered in November 2018, to COLOURS. Born in British Columbia, Crystal Pite, with her dark theatricality, is one of the most sought after choreographers in the world. Danced to cello music by Johannes Brahms, her Solo Echo exudes a winter melancholy, when the emotions of an individual echo in waves and structures through the collective. Sharon Eyal’s strident works pulsate with a grotesque, sometimes machine-like quality. In Bedroom Folk the Israeli choreographer fractures hypnotic fascination with ironic laughter.

”When it comes to contemporary dance, this is on a par with the top echelon of European companies. The Canadian’s precision is astounding.“ – Neue Presse Hannover

“Ballet BC is physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary.“ – Dance Magazine

„Pite’s gift for the poetics of dance is evident everywhere; even the most functional gesture of balance or support feels freighted with observed and felt emotion.” – The Guardian

„It’s mesmerising. The whole piece feels like one fluid, endless motion. Delicate as its backdrop of falling snow, Solo Echo is exquisitely danced.“ – The Stage, London

“‘Bedroom Folk’ is tremendously enjoyable.” – Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Choreography: Sharon Eyal, Emily Molnar, Crystal Pite | Premiere: Bedroom Folk: April 16, 2015, The Hague | To this day: November 1, 2018, Vancouver | Solo Echo: February 9, 2012, The Hague | Duration: approx. 90 minutes with two intermissions

Dates & Prices

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at 8.15 pm
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 8.15 pm

Tickets: Cat. 1: 53.– / dis.: 43.– / under-18: 43.–
Cat. 2: 46.– / dis.: 37.– / under-18: 37.–
Cat. 3: 38.– / dis.: 31.– / under-18: 15.–
Cat. 4: 30.– / dis.: 24.– / under-18: 15.–
Cat. 5: 19.– / dis.: 15.– / under-18: 15.–

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