Ballet BC keeps on its toes after 25 years

When Ballet BC was formed 25 years ago out of the remnants of another company, it was nicknamed the Cinderella Ballet for the way it transformed itself from the ugly sister to the prince's beloved.

But a better metaphor might be the Phoenix Ballet for the way it rose from the ashes. And according to tradition, the new, young phoenix is destined to live at least as long as its old self before renewing itself again.

Next week, the company celebrates its recent rebirth with a special night of four world premieres at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Accompanied by the Turning Point Ensemble, Ballet BC's 14 dancers will dance four works by Canadian choreographers Wen Wei Wang, Gioconda Barbuto, Donald Sales and Serge Bennathan.

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Source: By Kevin Griffin, The Vancouver Sun

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