May 22 - 12pm Student Matinee
May 22 - 8pm Evening Performance
May 23 - 8pm Evening Performance
May 24 - 8pm Evening Performance
Ballet Creole celebrates spring with artistic director Patrick Parson’s resurrection of his classical piece, Spring Rites. Mozart, Haydn and Schubert provide the musical score as dancers explore the relationship and interactions with the elements of nature in spring and the freedom and joy this season represents in Canada. Combining jazz, contemporary and Afro-Caribbean dance, Spring Rites is truly a multi-cultural Canadian celebration of our unique climate.
Associate choreographer Gabby Kamino will also provide a bold new choreography entitled "The Joys of Sorrow" with an intimate dance that explores relationships and emotions.
In anticipation of Ballet Creole’s 25th anniversary, Spring Rites will demonstrate the longevity and quality of this contemporary Afro-Caribbean dance company and provide an exciting evening of dance which seeks to build upon Ballet Creole’s ground-breaking legacy of providing a unique Canadian/Afro-Centric style that is accessible, entertaining, and thought provoking dance for all to enjoy.
Dont miss a new work in progress by Artistic Director, Patrick Parson! A special "Sneak Peak" at a segment of his new production in honour of the PAN-AM Games 2015 "The Ripple Effect" - danced to LIVE PERCUSSION with the Drummatix Company - depicts the large effects of small "ripples" that happen in our lives and the parrallels of life with water.
The infamous all MALE cast in "Breaking Out" returns by popular demand!
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