Ballet BC


Evolving the Space of Ballet 

By Mary Theresa Kelly Bliss José Navas / Ballet BC

If Ballet BC enthusiasts and supporters had any doubts about the capacity for Emily Molnar to lead the company into a thriving future, they were quashed with the recent opening of Bliss, a program of three full-length works choreographed by resident choreographer José Navas.  

David Y.H. Lui (1944-2011)

Vancouver-based impresario and producer David Y.H. Lui died on September 15th, 2011. Lui had an extensive forty-year career in the…


Ballet’s Evolving Story of Style and Presence 

By Kaija Pepper 25th Anniversary Celebration Ballet British Columbia

New dances set to new music: the quartet of commissions celebrating Ballet British Columbia’s twenty-fifth anniversary were very contemporary in their restless explorations of the body in theatrical motion.

Ballet BC's matching pledge campaign reaches $300,000 goal

Dr. Kevin B. Leslie, chair of the board of directors of Ballet BC, recently announced that the company's matching pledge campaign ...

Jay Rankin appointed Executive Director of Ballet BC

After nine seasons as managing director of Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT), Jay Rankin is resigning to join Ballet British Columbia as…


Developments at Ballet BC

Ballet BC’s board of directors has named long-time company dancer and choreographer Emily Molnar as interim artistic director of t...

Making Ballet in Troubled Times 

By Kaija Pepper “Adam and Eve and Steve (The Goldberg Variations, Side 2)” James Kudelka, Ballet BC

The title of James Kudelka’s new work for Ballet British Columbia varies. On the program cover and in publicity it’s “The Goldberg Variations – Side 2: Adam and Eve and Steve”. Inside the program, it was printed the way Kudelka told me he wanted it when we spoke one afternoon after a rehearsal: “Adam and Eve and Steve (The Goldberg Variations, Side 2).”