Friday, November 18, 2011
Ballet BC - Three Fold
Another sensational night at the ballet. Diversion by Robert Glumbeck was original and intriguing with extraordinary modern dance. Walter Matteini's Parole Sospese was downright weird in the best of way. Right out there. Existential wonderland. Simone Orlando's Doppeling was retro at it's finest. Normally I'm simply enthralled by Maikalla Wallace, Alexis Fletcher, Dario Dinuzzi, and Gilbert Small. I love the wisdom of their experienced dance interpretation. Yet tonight all the members of the company stood out. Rachel Meyer was so fresh, Andrea Pena passionate and Alyson Fretz sophisticated in a particularly European way. Connor Gnam and Alexander Burton were particularly outstanding. Rachel Prince, Peter Smida, Maggie Fogeron, Livona Ellis, Jed Duifhuis, Chisto Ide, Daniel Marshalsay, and Darren Devaney all were a delight. I'm sorry I can't put faces to names with some of the older and some of newer members because all their pas de deux, leaps and lifts deserved individual mention after tonights superb dance performance. I truly think that Bach would love what Simone Orlando did for his timeless music. Kate Burrows, Linda Chow and Ina Broeckx's costume designs were genius. Artistic Director Emily Molnar continues to inspire. We are truly blessed by her and Executive Director, Jay Rankin's vision. Tonight Fasken Martineau was celebrated as Season Sponsor.