Our final production of the season honours the return of spring – we celebrate that spirit with stories that reflect emergence and change. Citie Ballet artistic director Jorden Morris presents a new work accompanied by two new pieces by company dancers Lydia Redpath and Matthew Klippenstein.
Emerging choreographer Lydia Redpath pulls her inspiration for Jux from the unique movement qualities and strengths of each of the three dancers she has chosen for this work. Supported by a soulful soundtrack, Jux is a quirky, contemporary piece that explores the interplay of relationships between dancers, both on and off the stage, giving the audience a more personal view of their world.
Choreography: Lydia Redpath
Sound design: Kylee Hart and Lydia Redpath
Music: Koop, Nouvelle Vague
Dancers: Kylee Hart, Matthew Klippenstein, Morgan Thiessen
This exciting debut offering by Citie Ballet dancer Matthew Klippenstein takes audiences on an explosive journey of control, revenge and redemption. The new work, set to music ranging from sensual Spanish rhythms to boisterous rock, weaves an intriguing narrative of the interplay between control and freedom that is at once seductive, sinister and celebratory.
Choreography: Matthew Klippenstein
Sound design: Matthew Klippenstein
Music by: Steve Jablonsky, Rafael Cortes, Tyler Bates, Eric Burdon
Dancers: Mitchell Przybilla, Mingyi Liang, Audrey Boccara, Jinah Kim, Morgan Thiessen, Kylee Hart, Lydia Redpath
Back to Bach is a playful exploration of the joy and rejuvenation of spring. Jorden Morris’ beautiful journey of renewal is a fusion of classical movement with a delightful contemporary edge. His work showcases the artistic and technical strengths of Citie Ballet’s dancers in an uplifting homage to the season of new beginnings. In this, his farewell piece for Citie Ballet, Morris will do what he does best and create visually stunning art that moves.
Choreography: Jorden Morris
Sound design: Jorden Morris
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, Franz Joseph Haydn, Daniel Hope
Dancers: The Company