NOVEMBER 6 - 8, 2014 Performances at 8:00 pm
A.U.R.A.(Anarchist Unit Related to Art)
Ballet BC Premiere: November 2012
Choreography: Jacopo Godani
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Set to a dynamic electronic acoustic score by German duo 48nord, A.U.R.A. is sleek and startling in its relentless intensity, showcasing Jacopo Godanis explosive and kinetic style. I have a small obsession, he says, to get dancers to take their bodies and brains farther. In his unique world, the dancers move with raw physical strength…the resulting tableaux [are] stunning. The provocative nature of A.U.R.A. combined with its virtuosic physicality proved highly successful with audiences and critics in Vancouver and abroad. Godani has created works for Netherlands Dance Theater, Cedar Lake Dance, The Royal Danish Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and The Royal Ballet of Flanders.
Choreography: Fernando Hernando Magadan
Spanish-born choreographer Fernando Magadan, a new voice in contemporary dance, reveres beauty, passion and nature, as well as the supernatural, and explores …our constant attraction to everything that confronts and challenges the laws of physics against our mortal nature. In this new work, he uses his clear artistic voice to create a complex, emotionally abundant world. Magadan has created work for Netherlands Dance Theater, Luna Negra Dance Theater and Ballet Mainz, among others. Ballet BC is the first ballet company in Canada to commission his work.
Ballet BC Premiere
Choreography: Lesley Telford
Music: Michael Gordon, Weather
Inspired by Wislawa Szymborskas poem Could Have, Vancouver-born choreographer and dancer Lesley Telford investigates …the moment you wake up when chance, circumstance and unpredictability interrupt our planned lives. A critical moment may shift our direction in a split second. Set to Weather by Michael Gordon, Telfords work is beautifully poignant in its exploration of the fragile balance and illusion of lifes stability. Telford is the founder of Inverso Productions. Her work has been commissioned by Netherlands Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance and Compa˝ia Nacional de Danza.