Coastal City Ballet, established in 2011, opens its 2013-2014 fall season with the romantic reverie “Les Sylphides,” with two exclusive Lower Mainland performances. The evening’s program will also include the thrilling pas de deux, Pas d’Esclave, from Le Corsaire as well as pieces by award-winning local choreographer Wen Wei Wang and Brazilian choreographer Renata Pacheco.
Les Sylphides, choreographed by Michel Fokine to the enchanting music of Frederic Chopin, pays homage to the romantic ballet era. Les Sylphides is a short, non-narrative ballet blanc. Dressed in long white tutus and lit by moonlight, the dancers become muses to a young poet‘s imagination. Through music and dance an ethereal, mystical atmosphere is evoked.
In Le Corsaire’s Pas’d’ Esclave, an exotic tale of love and piracy, the audience will be left electrified watching spectacular turns and leaps.
The fall program will additionally feature Monasterio, a Vancouver premiere choreographed by Brazilian choreographer Renata Pacheco with music by Madredus, a renowned Portuguese musical ensemble.
Coastal City Ballet Presents “Les Sylphides and Mixed Repertoire”
Date: November 9, 7:30 pm
Venue: Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver
Tickets: Adults, $30; students/seniors, $22; $20 for groups of 10; available online or via phoning 604.984.4484
Date: November 17, 7:30 pm
Venue: ACT Maple Ridge, 11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge
Tickets: Adults, $30; students/seniors, $22; $20 for groups of 10; available online or via phoning 604.476.2787
Coastal City Ballet is a pre-professional ballet company located in Vancouver, providing post-secondary age dancers with professional-level performance, training, and mentorship opportunities in preparation for a career in dance. Company members maintain a rigorous training schedule modeled on that of a professional ballet company with daily class, rehearsals, and scheduled performances throughout the season.