Ballet British Columbia is set to perform at Theatre Royal, Newcastle on March 13th-14th, promising nothing short of a masterpiece.
Hailing from Vancouver, this dance company will present an evening of dance by three celebrated female choreographers in recognition of International Women’s Day. This will be the first time the dance troop has toured on UK soil, providing a fresh experience for British audiences.
Their innovations are inspired by the works of seminal writers Virginia Woolf, Jeanette Winterson and Emily Dickinson, with ‘16+ a Room’, a piece by artistic director Emily Molnar, known for its explosive, adrenalizing choreography that will captivate the audience.
‘Solo Echo’ by Olivier award-winning Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and former Ballet BC dancer Crystal Pite has been described as a potently romantic work, inspired by two of Brahms’ classical sonatas and a haunting poem, ‘Lines For Winter’, by Mark Strand. ‘Solo Echo’ portrays a man coming to terms with the end of his life, exploring the recurring theme of loss.
Tel Aviv-based choreographer Sharon Eyal has worked with Gai Behar to create the atmospheric ‘Bill’, a piece of raw beauty that will surely showcase the dancer’s skill in a monumental finale. ‘Bill’ is characterised by a very distinctive look – the dancers are outfitted in skin-toned unitards with their eyes all glinting the same shade of vivid blue. Eyal notes that: “The uniform clothing, the skin colour and the identical eyes unite the whole group and bring out the soul and the special physicality of each and every dancer”.
It has been acclaimed by Boston Globe as ‘Packed with charismatic dancers performing at full strength’ and Dance Magazine as ‘dramatically solid and truly contemporary’
Tickets are priced from £14.50 and are available to book at theatreroyal.co.uk.