BOLERO X + Silent Tides + Chamber

Ballet BC

2024-10-17 20:00 2024-10-18 23:00 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: BOLERO X + Silent Tides + Chamber

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/36014

In-person event

With the National Arts Centre Orchestra Chamber  by Medhi Walerski
Silent Tides by Medhi Walerski
BOLERO X  by Shahar Binyamini In this remarkable triple bill program, the NAC Orchestra accompanies Chamber, one of artistic director Medhi Walerski’s most acclaimed and elegant ballets, and BOLERO X, created by Shahar Binyamini for the company in 2023, a masterful reading of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero.   For Medhi Walerski, the...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
October 17 - 18, 2024
8:00 pm EDT

October 2024

  1. Oct 17 2024
    Thursday

    8:00pm

  2. Oct 18 2024
    Friday

    8:00pm

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Artists of Ballet BC and Arts Umbrella in BOLERO X by Shahar Binyamini © Michael Slobodian
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Artists of Ballet BC and Arts Umbrella in BOLERO X by Shahar Binyamini © Michael Slobodian
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Ballet BC dancers Orlando Harbutt and Sarah Pippin in BOLERO X by Shahar Binyamini © Michael Slobodian
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Ballet BC artists Sarah Pippin and Rae Srivastava in Silent Tides by Medhi Walerski © Michael Slobodian
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Ballet BC Dancers Orlando Harbutt and Kiana Jung in 'Chamber' by Medhi Walerski. © Michael Slobodian
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Ballet BC artists Sarah Pippin and Rae Srivastava in Silent Tides by Medhi Walerski © Michael Slobodian
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Artists of Norwegian Ballet in Chamber by Medhi Walerski © Kristin Evjenth
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Artists of Ballet BC in 'Chamber' by Medhi Walerski. © Michael Slobodian
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Artists of Ballet BC in 'Chamber' by Medhi Walerski. © Michael Slobodian
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Ballet BC artists Sarah Pippin and Rae Srivastava in Silent Tides by Medhi Walerski © Michael Slobodian
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Artists of Ballet BC and Arts Umbrella in BOLERO X by Shahar Binyamini © Michael Slobodian
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Ballet BC dancers Orlando Harbutt and Sarah Pippin in BOLERO X by Shahar Binyamini © Michael Slobodian
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Ballet BC artists Sarah Pippin and Rae Srivastava in Silent Tides by Medhi Walerski © Michael Slobodian
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Ballet BC Dancers Orlando Harbutt and Kiana Jung in 'Chamber' by Medhi Walerski. © Michael Slobodian
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Ballet BC artists Sarah Pippin and Rae Srivastava in Silent Tides by Medhi Walerski © Michael Slobodian
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Artists of Norwegian Ballet in Chamber by Medhi Walerski © Kristin Evjenth
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Artists of Ballet BC in 'Chamber' by Medhi Walerski. © Michael Slobodian
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Artists of Ballet BC in 'Chamber' by Medhi Walerski. © Michael Slobodian
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Ballet BC artists Sarah Pippin and Rae Srivastava in Silent Tides by Medhi Walerski © Michael Slobodian
“Innovative triple bill program featuring live orchestral music”
  • In-person event
  • Partial nudity

With the National Arts Centre Orchestra

Chamber  by Medhi Walerski
Silent Tides by Medhi Walerski
BOLERO X  by Shahar Binyamini

In this remarkable triple bill program, the NAC Orchestra accompanies Chamber, one of artistic director Medhi Walerski’s most acclaimed and elegant ballets, and BOLERO X, created by Shahar Binyamini for the company in 2023, a masterful reading of Maurice Ravel’s Bolero.  

For Medhi Walerski, the rhythmic momentum and discordant tensions in Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring make it one of the most vibrant compositions of all time, and he describes the creation of Chamber as an echo of what the score provokes in his imagination. Performed to original music by the eminent British composer Joby Talbot, Walerski centralizes the performers in a ritualistic dance that seeks to strike a balance between order and chaos, charging the theatre space with a darkened, absorbing energy. Magnificent and absolutely riveting.     

Silent Tides is an intimate work for two dancers that reflects our relationship to one another and to ourselves—the infinite gates where our bodies receive nourishment and otherness, vibration and energy. Touch, time, eternity, love, death, infinity, low tides, high tides.

BOLERO X, set to Ravel’s beloved score that builds gradually on a simple theme towards its hypnotizing crescendo, showcases the dancers of Ballet BC at their absolute best. Choreographer Shahar Binyamini has created an ode to unity and a celebration of the power of dance. Its language of sensual gestures and grand, pulsing group movements is breathtaking to witness. An extraordinary work for 50 dancers that fully exploits the power of repetition to create a layered, sweeping expression of joy.  

Ballet BC creates works that are visceral, provocative and transformative. Founded in 1986, the company's distinctive approach and style have made a significant contribution to the evolution of dance and the accessibility of ballet.   

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    Choreography Medhi Walerski
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    Choreography Shahar Binyamini
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    Featuring Ballet BC
  • Chamber World premiere: October 4, 2012, NDT 1, The Hague / Ballet BC Premiere: May 9, 2024
  • Choreography Medhi Walerski
  • Composer Joby Talbot
  • Music Chamber Symphony
  • Lighting design Jordan Tuinman
  • Costume design Medhi Walerski
  • Staging Sarah Reynolds
  • BOLERO X World Premiere: November 2, 2023, Ballet BC
  • Choreography Shahar Binyamini
  • Music Boléro M. 81, by Maurice Ravel, performed by Berlin Philharmoniker and Pierre Boulez, licenced by Universal Music Canada Inc.
  • Lighting design Shahar Binyamini
  • Associate lighting design Matthew Piton
  • Costume design Shahar Binyamini
  • Associate costume design Kate Burrows
  • With support from: BOLERO X was made possible through the generous support of Josh Pekarsky and Marla Guralnick in honour of Arlene Gladstone; Karen James; Trudy and Dan Pekarsky; Arlene James; Judy and Isaac Thau; Shirley Barnett; Roberta Beiser; and Jeanie Wexler.