Here’s more from beautiful BC this week with this video of French choreographer Medhi Walerski and Ballet BC dancers Racheal Prince and Peter Smida. Listen in as they discuss Walerski’s newest work Petite Cérémonie, one of three pieces featured in VOLO February 17th through 19th at Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Hear Walkerski’s thoughts on his first time in Vancouver and working with Ballet BC, and get the dancers’ insight on different aspects of the creation process, such as the question: “What does it mean to live life in a box?”
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In dance training, personality routinely gets tamped down. The dancer’s discipline begins with conditioned sublimation of his or her individual identity and experience, let alone spontaneity and expression. This leaves dance in a curiously anachronistic position with respect to a new generational trend in the arts – interdisciplinarity.