In anticipation of their 25th anniversary, Ballet Creole celebrates this long-awaited spring with their latest production Spring Rites, which runs this week as part of the 2014 NextSteps season. The programme, which is being brought back to life by artistic director Patrick Parson, demonstrates the longevity and quality of the company’s catalogue and cements their legacy within the dance scene.
Looking ahead to the next twenty years I anticipate Ballet Creole settling in to its place in the Canadian tapestry as a national institution, recognized by all Canadians for its role in promoting rich cultural artistic expression.
– Patrick Parsons, Artistic Director of Ballet Creole
Amongst a lush background of classical music by the likes of Mozart, Haydn and Schubert, Patrick and associate choreographer Gabby Kamino (a former U of W dance faculty member at the) present two remounts, a new work and sneak peek at a new work currently in development — all of which dissect the interactions between the elements of nature and the freedom and joy spring represents. Featuring live music and guest artists, it’s a both a great evening of dance and an excellent way to ring in spring. It was a long winter, so you deserve it.
May 22-24, 2014