Edmonton | Wang and Barry – a dynamic leap into balletic bliss

Jan 22 2020

Ballet Edmonton’s second mainstage show of the season, Chapter TWO, is a stunning triple bill showcasing two works by Artistic Director and celebrated choreographer, Wen Wei Wang, as well as an original piece by Alberta-born dancer and choreographer, Karissa Barry.

EDMONTON, AB: The evening will feature two works by Ballet Edmonton Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang: NIGHT BOX and SWAN.  NIGHT BOX is a look at the urban social experience and SWAN,  initially commissioned for Ballet BC, is a masterfully crafted reimagining of Swan Lake and The Dying Swan set to the original score with additional soundscape by Vancouver composer Sammy Chien.

“…. intimate, but a little bit on the edge. It’s very compelling work…“[Wang] is such an important voice right now in our country”

– Emily Molnar, former Artistic Director, Ballet BC

Karissa Barry is an instrumental part of Ballet Edmonton, serving as full-time Rehearsal Director. Barry has split her talent between Montreal, Vancouver and internationally for the better of the last two decades and has now returned to Edmonton to be part of Ballet Edmonton’s creative team. Originally from Edmonton, Barry has worked with some of Canada’s most dynamic choreographers in contemporary dance including Serge Bennathan, Vanessa Goodman, Anne Plamondon and Sylvain Émard Danse, among others.

“I am interested in what happens to a dancer when risk and trust merge in the creation process.  I’ve chosen to integrate that idea with the theme of a very fundamental human experience; the spectrum of love and trust” 

– Karissa Barry

This mixed program runs February 28, 29 and March 1 at the Triffo Theatre.

Tickets are available at balletedmonton.ca