Join us as we journey together into uncharted territories, conquering new dimensions of dance in this annual mixed bill featuring a variety of spectacular creations in one production.
“As custodians of the art of ballet, we are responsible for keeping it alive and relevant: Alive when we dance the great classics with contemporary flare and relevant when we propose new aesthetics and new ideas on what ballet has become in our time,” said Alberta Ballet Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître.
“Like an orchestra, we are equally responsible for the great repertoire of the past as well as for the ballets of today and tomorrow.”
In our debut year of Alberta Ballet Unleashed, we are excited to present Petal, created by world renowned choreographer Helen Pickett.
Inspired by the vibrant colour and softness of a Gerber Daisy, Helen Pickett’s Petal has become one of her best known works in her expansive and highly acclaimed repertoire. Petal was first created for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet in 2008 and was later staged for Atlanta Ballet where Pickett was the resident choreographer from 2012 – 2017. Since then, companies including Smuin Ballet, Kansas City Ballet and Oregon Ballet Theatre have staged Petal.
Helen started her career as a dancer and worked with William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt for 10 years, but she has added acting, teaching, coaching, writing and choreography to her resume along with numerous awards and international recognition for her work. She hails from San Diego, California and now resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The debut year for Alberta Ballet Unleashed will also feature a world premiere by Montreal’s Anne Plamondon, a formidable dancer who has worked with some of the world’s best choreographers including our own Jean Grand-Maître and Crystal Pite in A Picture of You Falling, which earned an Olivier Award in 2015. Anne made her debut as a choreographer in 2012 with the solo The Same Eyes as Yours.
Tickets : $45.45 – $148.45
How to get tickets?
WHEN & WHERE
Date & Time:
Friday, February 21, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2020 | 7:30 PM
Venue & Address :
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium & 11455 87 Ave. NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 2T2 CA