Ballet BC
Romeo + Juliet

Dates and Venue February 22- 24, 2018 at 8pm (preview performance on Wed February 21 at 8pm )| Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Choreographer Medhi Walerski Costume Design Medhi Walerski Set Design Theun Mosk Lighting Design James Proudfoot

Reviewer John Jane

Medhi Walerski, the former dancer with Paris Opera Ballet, is new to the genre of full-length linear narrative ballet, but it seems to suit his style. Brandon Alley (Romeo) and Emily Chessa (Juliet) are both outstanding interpreters who each excelled in conveying the pain and pleasure of the iconic love story. Full review



PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

The Eternal Tides

Date and Venue February 3, 2018 at 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Choreography Lin Lee-Chen

Principal Dancers Wu Ming- Ching, Wang Chien-Yi, Cheng Chieh-Wen

Reviewer John Jane

There is a strange beauty in Legend Lin Dance Theatre’s latest visually stunning dance spectacle The Eternal Tides. Choreographer and artistic director Lin Lee Chen brings her company to Canada for the first time to be the main event at this year’s PuSh Festival..... Full review




Ballet BC presents Alberta Ballet’s
The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Dates and Venue December 28 – 30 at 7:30pm & December 29 & 30 at 2pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Director Jean Grand-Maitre Costume & Set Design Zack Brownn Lighting Design Pierre Lavoie Music Direction/Conductor Peter Dala

Reviewer Nancie Ottem

This year’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet production of Nutcracker is a rather subdued affair. Set in St. Petersburg during Tchaikovsky’s time, the sets harken back to an era of restrained elegance. Scenery designer, Zack Brown, drew inspiration for this Nutcracker from the St. Petersburg drawing room of Tchaikovsky. Full review