Love Lies Bleeding: Ballet BC season to include Elton John inspired ballet

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Along with the anniversary tour of The National Ballet of Canada and a return of Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker, the 2011/2012 season for Ballet BC includes a new piece from Alberta Ballet inspired by and featuring the music of Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin.

Ballet BC presents Love Lies BleedingFeaturing fourteen classic John and Taupin songs, Loves Lies Bleeding is described as “a contemporary ballet that takes audiences through a series of theatrically dynamic tableaux, into the wild, dangerous and powerful world of pop music”.  Featuring costumes by Martine Bertrand and projections by New York-based Adam Larsen, Ballet BC is promising a spectacle to rival Las Vegas.  While the ballet is rooted in the life and career of the pop duo, Love Lies Bleeding uses an obsessive Elton John fan as its main character who experiences the highs and lows of his idol’s roller-coaster career.

Kicking off the new season is The National Ballet’s 60th Anniversary Tour which hits Vancouver in September and features three ballets from dance luminaries William Forsythe, Jerome Robbins and former Ballet BC member, Crystal Pite.

In November Ballet BC presents 3 Fold, a collection of three works including a world premiere from Toronto choreographer Robert Glumbek.  December sees the return of the perennial favourite The Nutcracker and the first show of 2012 features two more world premieres from Aszure Barton and Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar.

May sees yet another world premiere with Bliss, a single full-evening work by Montreal choreographer Jose Navas.  The season wraps in April with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet production of Svengali, a dance about dancers and dancing.

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