Ballet British Columbia
Fri 9 Mar 2018, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm)
Brighton Dome Concert Hall
£10, £15, £17.50, £20
Under 26s £15, Schools £7.50
Brighton Dome celebrates International Women’s Day 2018 by presenting cutting edge work by three female choreographers from Canada’s foremost contemporary ballet company, Ballet British Columbia. Choreographers Molnar (also the company’s director), Pite and Eyar draw inspiration from sources as diverse as Brahms’ Sonatas (Solo Echo), and the work of Jeanette Winterson, Virginia Woolf and Emily Dickinson (16+ a room) to explore themes of loss, acceptance, stillness and time. Despite the UK tour programme featuring all female choreographers, Molnar stresses the gender of the creators was not the main attraction for her – it was the work itself. But she also says that company directors do have a responsibility to foster talent – both male and female.
“It has always been important to me as the director of a company to support emerging artists, both male and female, who have something to say.
“In Canada a lot of our project-based companies are directed by women. Dance is a heavily female- dominated profession so I think there is an enormous amount of talent out there. Talent is not the issue, the issue is whether women are getting opportunities to choreograph. And that comes back to whether we, as directors of companies, make sure they have the opportunities.”