It’s almost time for the Nanaimo Ballet Company’s Clock/Work show – Nanaimo News Bulletin
Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet’s return to live performance is long overdue.
The company is gearing up for its Clock/Work presentation on April 17 in Nanaimo and April 24 in Campbell River.
“This is our first show since the pandemic began, so we’re thrilled to be back on stage with live theater,” said Chantelle Ristine, Artistic Director of Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet.
Clock/Work is an examination of time “and how we relate to it as humans, and how our past, present, and future are connected,” Ristine said.
The show is made up of more than 20 original dances interpreting, for example, “the freedom of childhood, the disarray of adolescence, and the beautiful complexity of adulthood”, according to a press release from the event. .
Naiah Kulla’s role will be to represent adolescence during the show.
“It shows progression as the younger me gets excited about the future, I’m more worried and anxious about it, and then the older me thinks about it and looks back,” she said.
The Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet decided to add the Campbell River performance because they did a live show from the Tidemark Theater last year during the pandemic and “love the venue so much” they wanted to return, Ristine said.
The show includes lighting by Jason King of Ballet Victoria and live violin by Jessica Semper of the Nanaimo Chamber Orchestra.
WHAT’S THIS… Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet presents Clock/Work on April 17 at the Malaspina Theater in VIU and April 24 at the Tidemark Theater in Campbell River. For more information and tickets, visit www.ncballet.ca.