Performances - 8:00 pm
Choreography: Gioconda Barbuto
Composer: Gabriel Prokofiev
After the success of TOUCH in 2011 for Ballet BCs 25th Anniversary program, Montreal choreographer Gioconda Barbuto returns to create a new full company commission. Barbutos work reflects her personal characteristics as a dancer, specifically explosive physicality and subtle intelligence endowed with a fine sense of wit and theatricality. Formerly a soloist with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Barbuto has performed works by George Balanchine, Nacho Duato, Jiri Kylian, James Kudelka, Hans van Manen, Mark Morris, Ginette Laurin, José Limon and Ohad Naharin, among others. In 1998, she joined Netherlands Dance Theatre III, a company of professional dancers over the age of 40. In 1996, she received the Clifford E. Lee Award for excellence in choreography.
Choreography: Gustavo Ramirez Sansano
highly original, starkly expressionistic...emotionally fierce, sensual riveting from start to finish is how the Chicago Sun Times characterizes the work of Spanish choreographer Gustavo Ramirez Sansano. A rising star in the international dance world, he is the Artistic Director of the prominent Chicago-based Luna Negra Dance Theater and the recipient of many awards for choreography, including competitions in Barcelona, Hamburg, and Valencia. He has shared his unique dance vision with Compañia Nacional de Danza, the Hamburg Ballet, Budapest Dance Theater, Ballet Junior de Genève, and Netherlands Dance Theatre II. Ballet BC is the first Canadian company that Sansano has chosen for his newest choreographic adventure.
Choreography: Cayetano Soto
Cayetano Soto is a vibrant new voice in contemporary ballet with an abundance of originality according to Dance Europe. Born in Spain, Soto studied in Barcelona and later The Hague before performing with IT Dansa in Barcelona and then Ballet Theater Munich. His work is in the repertoire of major companies around the world, including Royal Ballet of Flanders, Stuttgart Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Ballet Theater Munich, Augsburg Ballet, Introdans, BJM Danse, Companhia Nacional de Bailado in Lisboa, Tanz Theater Luzern and Balé da Cidade of Sao Paulo. During this incredibly creative period in Sotos career, audiences can anticipate an inspiring work of discovery.