CREATIVITY, COMMUNITY and BUSINESS COLLIDE Downtown Dances brings our community together in a completely new way through dance. Citizens from local businesses and organizations collaborate with professional artists in order to create and perform dances on sidewalks, storefronts and gathering spaces. Downtown Dances is designed to celebrate the stories and spirit of local businesses, employees and our community.
SEEKING | Wuxi Song & Dance Theatre of China
Choreography by Peter Quanz
October 17, Capitol Theatre
Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada is proud to support a cultural collaboration between Canada and China in partnership with The Greater Moncton Chinese Cultural Association (GMCCA). SEEKING is a new dance production by the Wuxi Song & Dance Theatre of China. The new creation is a fusion of ballet and traditional Chinese dance with choreography by Canadian Peter Quanz of Q DANCE.
This visually stunning production features 30 dancers from one of China’s best dance companies. Discover artists of great calibre and grace; beautiful dances; and a touching story that reaches across the oceans from China to Canada. This is the second Wuxi Song & Dance Theatre production presented in Moncton by Atlantic Ballet and GMCCA.
FALL CELEBRATION | PART OF THE FREDERICTON SEASON
October 24, Fredericton Playhouse BUY TICKETS
Atlantic Ballet Atlantique Canada is opening the Season with 6 unique and new original dance works created by Artistic Director Igor Dobrovolskiy tailored to show the virtuosity of our dancers. Join us for a truly special evening of dancing!
GRANT THORNTON VELVET GALA
December 10, Casino NB
Join us December 10th at Casino New Brunswick as we celebrate the careers of Yuriko Diyanova and Sergiy Diyanov, Atlantic Ballet’s longest practicing dancers. For the past 16 and 17 years, respectively, Yuriko and Sergiy have touched the hearts and souls of audiences across New Brunswick, Canada, and beyond with their immense talent and artistry.
Join us as we thank them for their many years of passion and dedication! The Soirée Grant Thornton Velvet Gala is an annual celebration of excellence, creativity, and innovation in the arts and business, and serves as Atlantic Ballet’s largest yearly fundraiser.
Contact us at [email protected] to order your tickets or reserve a table.
NEW BRUNSWICK TOUR
February 8, Tracadie BUY TICKETS
February 13, Miramichi BUY TICKETS
February 15, Edmundston BUY TICKETS
AMADEUS: PART OF THE MONCTON & FREDERICTON SEASON
A gripping work exploring envy, greed and isolation. The glorious music of Mozart and Salieri is interwoven with a spellbinding plot and larger-than-life characters. This riveting story traces the life of Mozart and examines his isolation by a society that accepts the musical works but not the composer. Amadeus, like the music which inspired its choreographer, is finely balanced and beautifully paced. It touches on some of Igor Dobrovolskiy’s recurring themes: isolation, envy, and the solitary life of the outsider.
RAVEL BOLERO & VILVADI’S FOUR SEASONS WITH SYMPHONY NB
IMPACTFEST | Between January 11 to March 16, 2020
Atlantic Ballet is proud to present its third biannual contemporary Dance Festival IMPACTfest. This year’s edition includes an all-canadian content with:
- Trace by Red Sky Performance, Concept & director Sandra Laronde, Jera Wolf choreographer (Performance & Workshop) March 16 BUY TICKETS
- petite danses, collaboration between Chartier Danse, Mocean Dance and Solo Chicken Productions. January 11 (Performance & Workshop)
1- Quartet (new work for petites danses)
choreography: Marie-Josée Chartier
performed by members of the Coop (a wing of Solo Chicken Productions)
2- Quintet ( from petites danses)
choreography: Marie-Josée Chartier
performed by five women from Mocean Dance
3- Solo ( new work for petites danses)
choreography; Marie-Josée Chartier
performed by Sara Coffin ( Mocean Dance)
4- standing alone facing you
Choreography: Sara Coffin
performed by Gillian Seaward-Boone and Sara Coffin (Mocean Dance)
BOW’T TRAIL, Choreographer and dancer Rhodnie Désir, January 14 (Performance, Residency & Workshops)
- Tentacle Tribe (Workshop), January 12
A detailed Festival performances and workshops schedule will be available soon
INTERACTIVE DANCE EXCHANGE
Interactive Dance Exchange is about sharing, supporting and advancing our capacities together. We are using the power of movement to foster community reflection and connection.
This year we are very pleased to welcome Nipahtuwet Naka Wespahtuwet Possesom. Nipahtuwet Naka Wespahtuwet Possesom’ is a Wolastoq performance artist. He is a member of the Wabanaki Grass Dance Society, and a keeper of traditional knowledge. He is a champion dancer, accomplished actor, travelled teacher and emerging choreographer — who has toured all through North America, sharing knowledge and engaging audiences in critical thought towards their understanding of their own origins, and the wisdom of first peoples of the world.
CELEBRATE COURAGE | GHOSTS OF VIOLENCE
Atlantic Ballet is honoured to collaborate for a special presentation of Ghosts of Violence. This ballet has been creatively adapted to honour Indigenous women. In the spirit of authentic reconciliation, Igor Dobrovolskiy, Co-Founder and Artistic Director Atlantic Ballet is collaborating with Elder and Knowledge Keeper in the territory of Mi’kma’ki Andrea Colfer and Natasha Martin-Mitchell, Mi’gmaq from Listuguj to infuse Indigenous knowledge, culture and symbolism within Ghosts of Violence to bring attention to the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and to honour these women and their families. By weaving dance with Indigenous culture, music and language, Ghosts of Violence has embarked on an emotional expression of the Indigenous women we have lost.