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Three mainstage productions at the Triffo Theatre, MacEwan University
Ouvrir – October 13 & 14, 2023
Avancer – February 9 & 10, 2024
Unir – May 3 & 4, 2024
Wen Wei Wang
Gioconda is an internationally esteemed Italian-Canadian dancer and choreographer based in Vancouver. She was a long-time member of Les Grands Ballets Canadien and Nederlands Dans Theater. Recognized by many for her exceptional versatility and magnetism as a performer and soloist, she boldly embodied work by the most influential ballet and contemporary choreographers of the past few centuries. Barbuto has made many notable contributions to the Canadian contemporary dance milieu.
Ethan Colangelo *World Premiere
Born and raised in Toronto, Ethan is an alumnus of The Juilliard School where he received the Hector Zaraspe Prize for Choreographic Promise. As a choreographer he has presented his work at the Baryshnikov Arts Center, Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur, Juilliard’s Choreographic Honors Showcases, APAP 2018, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Colangelo was also one of ten choreographers selected for the Copenhagen International Choreography Competition in 2018 and in 2021. Colangelo is increasingly in demand as a creator and a voice to watch.
Wen Wei Wang
James Gregg *World Premiere
Born in Colorado and raised in Oklahoma, James Gregg is now a Los Angeles-based dancer, choreographer, and co-artistic director of the multidisciplinary dance duo known as Werewolf. A prolific creator, Gregg’s work has been performed by Groundworks Dance Company, Bodytraffic, Whim W’Him, Cirque du Soleil, Danceworks Chicago, Dark Circles Contemporary Dance, Ballet X, Northwest Dance Project, Springboard Danse Project Montreal, River North Dance. Gregg was the recipient of the 2015 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award, winner of Ballet Austin’s 2014 New American talent choreographic competition, a finalist in Milwaukee Ballet’s 2013 Genesis Choreographic competition, and in 2011 the winner of the International Choreographic Competition at Festival des Arts de Saint-Sauveur.
Kirsten Wicklund *World Premiere
Canadian dancer/creator Kirsten Wicklund has been working as a demi-soloist with Opera Ballet Vlaanderen in Antwerp, Belgium, since 2021. Prior to that she danced with Ballet BC from 2014-2021 under the direction of Emily Molnar C.M., and more recently under Medhi Walerski. In recent years, she has been actively pursuing her own choreographic opportunities including with works for The Dutch National Ballet, Opera Ballet Vlaanderen’s Chamber Movement Project, Ballet BC’s Choreographic Lab, Ballet Kelowna, The Dance Deck Series, Arts Umbrella, Goh Ballet, Lamon Dance, Dancing on the Edge Festival, and Joshua Beamish’s Move The Company.
Wen Wei Wang
Wen Wei Dance
Wen Wei Dance *World Premiere
Wen Wei Dance is the Vancouver-based company of Ballet Edmonton Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang. Wen Wei Dance’s work reflects a multiplicity of dance and social experiences. Each creation is influenced by the evolution of personal identity, and strives to reflect the underlying experience of social, cultural and personal development. Wen Wei Dance creates provocative performances of a distinctive trans-cultural sensibility. With a highly individual style, Wen Wei Wang fuses precise choreography with stunning visual design and music, turning each work into a rich and unique world.