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Ballet BC: First Flash

By Julye Huggins

Ballet BC presents the Encore mixed program in Vancouver, January 24th through 26th, featuring Herman Schmerman by William Forsythe, Petite Cérémonie by Medhi Walerski and First Flash by Jorma Elo. The company then tours to St. Catharines (February 2), Burlington (February 7), Kingston (February 9), Ottawa (February 12) and Markham (February 15).Further described on the company’s website, the frenetically paced piece First Flash is set to the Sibelius violin concerto, conjuring “a giddy, obsessive world charged with dynamic beauty and musicality.” Elo is the resident choreographer of Boston Ballet and a former member of the Cullberg Ballet, Finnish National Ballet and Nederlands Dans Theater, for whom the work was originally created.Be sure to check out the May/June 2012 issue of The Dance Current print magazine for an item featuring Ballet BC’s artistic director Emily Molnar.
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