The Guardian: Ballet British Columbia triple bill review - the new classical

By Luke Jennings

11 March 2018

With the future of ballet very much up for discussion, and directors faced with the knotty problem of how to honour the classical canon while also producing groundbreaking work, it’s exhilarating to see the confidence with which Vancouver-based Ballet British Columbia takes the stage. The Canadian company has been directed since 2009 by Emily Molnar, formerly a dancer with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt.

Forsythe’s choreography shows how the classical technique can, while remaining true to its essence, be employed as the basis for any number of radical evolutions and Molnar has taken this idea and run with it. The dancers of her company display the rigorous, coolly centred control implanted by classical training, while performing work that looks nothing whatever like traditional ballet.

Read the full article in The Guardian.