Ballet BC

Dates and Venue 17-19 October 2013, 8pm | Queen Elizabeth Theatre

Choreography Jorma Elo, Emily Molnar, and Johan Inger

Reviewer Michael Pink

The eclectic and ever inspiring Ballet BC company of dancers presented TILT, three appealing works at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. The three works presented included: I and I am You, a world premiere, choreographed by Jorma Elo; 16 + a room, also a world premiere, choreographed by Emily Molnar, and Walking Mad, choreographed by Johan Inger which had a world premiere in 2001.

The Finnish born Elo has a distinguished dance lineage with choreographic works for leading companies including New York City Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet and Boston Ballet.
His creative ballet piece was danced to perfection by the strong and energetic lead dancers Alexis Fletcher, Connor Gnam who is a clear talent to watch, Racheal Prince, Peter Smida and Makaila Wallace.

Emily Molnar has established herself as an innovative and refreshing force in the choreography world with works that are engaging and original. She has the artistic capacity to balance the demands of artistic director with engaging new works as a choreographer.

The company of BBC dancers worked together harmoniously and created a beautiful ensemble piece. The dancers are known for modern styles and have the technical mastery that underlies all superb ballet.
Walking Mad is a piece that was presented previously in Vancouver in 2012 by Ballet BC. Inger, a Swede, is a creative talent who likes to astound and challenge audiences with his memorable works.

It is a testament to the fine talent of the Ballet BC ensemble that they can smoothly transition in one night between three diverse choreographic styles and emerge with solid audience approval and delight.

© 2013 Michael Pink