Previews of Ballet B.C.'s season opener.
The Globe and Mail
The Vancouver Sun
She has delivered. And this week, to open its most ambitious season since its dance with collapse, Ballet BC presents In/verse, a program of three works – the world premiere of Molnar’s Aniel, and premieres from two all-the-rage international choreographers: American Nicolo Fonte and Italian-born Jacopo Godani, who makes his Canadian debut with A.U.R.A. (Anarchist Unit Related to Art).
Swan Lake, this isn’t. Really, when is the last time you read the word “klezmer” in a story about ballet?
You don’t get a lot of ballet’s traditional signifiers with Ballet BC: Molnar’s practice is that only one of the three works on a program is danced on pointe. With In/verse that work is Brooklyn-born, New York City-based Nicolo Fonte’s Muse, a new dance built on the company. Recently appointed resident choreographer of Ballet West in Salt Lake City, Fonte is not new to Ballet BC: his Like You was programmed back in 2005, but this is his first occasion to partner with the newly minted company under Molnar.