May 9 10 11 – 8:00pm

Revel in spring with an evening of dynamic works. Collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar return to captivate audiences with the North American premiere of Bedroom Folk, an electric mix of music, dance and light. The program continues with a world premiere by Vancouver-based artist Serge Bennathan—a significant voice in Canadian dance. We end this celebratory season with the much-anticipated return of Ohad Naharin’s playful Minus 16.

“Ballet BC is physically rigorous, dramatically solid, and truly contemporary.”
–Dance Magazine

3.1 North American Premiere

Bedroom Folk

Sharon Eyal
Gai Behar

From collaborators Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, Ballet BC is eager to bring the North American premiere of Bedroom Folk to Vancouver. Intensely cool, a house beat pulses through an intoxicating space as dancers move in hypnotic synchronicity. Bedroom Folk showcases the raw and absorbing choreographic vision of these talented international collaborators.

3.2 World Premiere

New Work

Serge Bennathan

Vancouver-based Serge Bennathan has made an indelible mark on Canadian dance with his commitment to making work that goes “back to a rougher artistry.” Set to an original score by Montréal-based composer and collaborator Bertrand Chénier, this world premiere fuses music and movement into an intricate conversation of poetic depth. With two previous commissions for Ballet BC, we are thrilled to once again collaborate with this extraordinary creator.

3.3 Ballet BC Premiere – 2017

Minus 16

Ohad Naharin

An instant sensation with Ballet BC audiences in 2017, Minus 16 by acclaimed choreographer and Artistic Director of Batsheva Dance Company, Ohad Naharin, has been enthralling audiences around the globe since 1999. With an eclectic score ranging from Dean Martin to mambo to techno to traditional Israeli music, each evening will bring a surprising originality that makes each performance unique—an unforgettable work to close a remarkable season.


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