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Ballet BC's In/verse shows breathtaking choreography by Jacopo Godani.

Dancer Darren Devaney. Photo credit: Michael Slobodian.

Ballet BC brings cutting-edge contemporary ballet featuring two world premieres in its much-anticipated In/verse. Showcasing the work of internationally acclaimed choreographers Jacopo Godani,  Nicolo Fonte and Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar, In/verse will be at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from November 22-24, with three evening performances at 8:00 p.m.

Molnar said she was excited to be fulfilling her mandate of curating new work by choreographers often unseen by Vancouver audiences but lauded around the world.

“We are the first company in Canada to present Jacopo Godani’s work," Molnar said of the Italian choreographer who has created works for many international companies, including Netherlands Dance Theatre, Cedar Lake, The Royal Danish Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and The Royal Ballet of Flanders. Godani was praised by Vogue Italia as “one of the most in-demand choreographers in the world."

”His work is intelligent and sophisticated while remaining highly physical and raw. He uses the collective working as one organism in a highly articulated way." 

A dancer and choreographer simultaneously, Molnar danced with Godani in William Forsythe's Ballet Frankfurt. 

The piece entitled A. by Godani is set to a score composed and performed by German electro-acoustic duo 48nord.

Ranging from works en pointe to dance theatre, a Ballet BC performance leaves the audience invigorated, inspired and profoundly appreciative of  the capabilities and physical prowess of these dance artists. The choreographers are just as appreciative to not have to find a common vocabulary as the dancers are such excellent interpreters..

The world premiere by American choreographer Nicholas Fonte will be danced to the ETHEL string quartet recording of works by Mesinai, Zarvos and Lang. He has created works for the Stuttgart Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Finnish National Ballet and The Dutch National Ballet.

“Nicolo has a wonderful sense of beauty that weaves the dancers using lighting and sets to create a poetic language,“ enthused Molnar. “There is a strong sense of classicism that pushes the boundaries into layers of grace and strength.”

The third piece on the program is Molnar’s own for the whole company and is a world premiere.

Molnar, a former member of The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC and Frankfurt Ballet, is an internationally respected and critically acclaimed artist who has choreographed for Alberta Ballet, Ballet Mannheim, Ballet BC, Cedar Lake Dance, Pro Arte Danza, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company and Ballet Augsburg, among others.

Inspired by prolific American composer and saxophone player John Zorn’s Book of Angels, ” I wanted to do a piece to jazz music and I heard it and was blown away,"said Molnar.

“It focuses on whimsy, playfulness and joy, a world that can be nonsensical and inspired by an angelic spirit.”

Tickets for In/verse can be purchased through Ticketmaster at 1-855-985-2787 (855-985-ARTS) or online at and range in price from $70.00 to $22.25 (plus service charges).


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