Thursday September 30, 2010


The Power of Tango

Ballet BC bring vampires  to the Cultch



allet Victoria continues to distinguish themselves as a world-class dance company, programming highly unique pieces that bring audiences to their feet after every performance.


Chilliwack’s new Cultural Centre will host Ballet Victoria’s latest presentation, Twilight Tango premiering for the first time on the Main Stage. Secure your tickets today for Saturday, October 16, and start counting down the days to when you come face-to-face with the world of vampires.

Ballet Victoria opens the show with Midnight Song, a new ballet by Bruce Monk, and leads into Amsterdam, choreographed by Paul Destrooper and Sandrine Cassini, bringing the entire company on stage to portray the “flat land” of Belgium and its people, touching on universal themes. “It is very much a mood ballet with currents and tides like the seas,” comments Destrooper.

Music As Dark As Port Wine

Twilight Tango captivates the second half of the program, celebrating the mysteries of the supernatural and setting ablaze of frozen hearts. Performers portray the underground night life of vampires, set to the world’s most powerful genre of music: tango.

“I love tango,” Destrooper gushes, “the rhythms are sensual and dark, which made for an easy transition to a vampire tale.”

The performer’s movement is based on classical ballet technique (en pointe) with a very contemporary quality and approach. Emotions are expressed through incredibly physical and athletic choreography. Ballet Victoria’s performers are breath-taking and not to be missed.

Immerse yourself emotionally and experience classical masterpieces as well as new, innovative work, hailed by first-rate reviews.

Secure your tickets today by calling the Centre Box Office at 604-391-SHOW(7469) or purchase tickets online at 

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Ballet Victoria was founded in December 2002, and since then has performed many new and classical ballets. With the aim to be an innovative and sustainable ballet company that Victoria can call its own. Their mission is to present new works, classical repertoire, and children’s ballets that contribute to the local and national dance community. Ballet Victoria tries to attract, develop and maintain the highest quality artists in dance, choreography, music, design and new media disciplines. Their goal is to bring ballet into the hearts and minds of a growing public and educate young audiences to love and appreciate dance through lectures, master classes, student matinées and outreach programs


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