Ballet Edmonton: 2019/20 Season Announcement

Jun 06 2019

Original post from Ballet Edmonton…

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Our upcoming season has so much beautiful new work in store for you! We are excited to welcome some brilliant choreographers to create for us and are especially thrilled we can present Wen Wei Wang’s “The Swan,” first commissioned for Ballet BC in 2017.

On Sundays of performance weekends we will introduce our “Tea at the Ballet” with exotic teas from local tea vendor, Acquired Taste Tea. Come early and enjoy chatting with the other Sunday patrons. Bring your kids, your mom, and meet some friends for a pre-show gab. Season passes are a great way to ensure you don’t miss anything! Get yours below.

In addition to our three mainstage shows, Be Merry, our festive December variety show, returns to the Varscona Theatre. Due to the overwhelming response to last year’s event, we are adding a third date. Save the dates in your calendar for Dec 12, 13, and 14th. We promise this will be one of the most enjoyable events of your holiday season.

Chapter 1

October 25, 26 & 27, 2019
Choreography by Shay Kuebler and Serge Bennathan

Shay Kuebler has presented, choreographed and directed his energetic, physical work for The American Dance Festival, Les Grands Ballet Canadiens, Moment Factory and Decidedly Jazz Danceworks.

As part of the evening’s mixed program, we welcome Vancouver-based Serge Bennathan. Serge is the Artistic Director of his own company producing full-length works for Les Productions Figlio.

Chapter 2

February 28, 29 & March 1, 2020

Choreography by Karissa Barry and Wen Wei Wang

We are delighted to showcase our very own rehearsal director Karissa Barry. Karissa’s choreography has been presented at Dancing on the Edge Festival, Dusk Dances, Expanse Festival, and Fluid Festival among others.

Our Artistic Director, Wen Wei Wang, will be presenting his absolutely stunning remounting of The Swan.

Chapter 3

May 1, 2 and 3, 2020

Choreography by Gioconda Barbuto and Wen Wei Wang

Gioconda Barbuto is an internationally-recognized Italian-Canadian dancer and choreographer with over 50 works to her credit and has created work for internationally acclaimed dance companies.

We are thrilled to present a new work by Wen Wei Wang to close our 2019/2020 season.