First and foremost, Happy New Year everyone! With a brand new year comes a fresh start, a chance to reevaluate our lives – where we are and where we want to be, getting a step closer to our dreams, and another chance to stick to that New Year’s resolution. January 2013 marks the start of the second half of The Burlington Performing Arts Centre’s current season; our first performer of the New Year was the hilarious comedian, Brent Butt. Best known for the highest-rated Canadian comedy series, Corner Gas, this writer and comedian delivered an evening of side-splitting comedy on January 17. Brent’s TV series (Corner Gas) became an instant hit with unprecedented ratings and numerous accolades including an International Emmy Award nomination, and being named Funniest Show on TV by TV Guide readers. It was an evening full of laughter, just what January needed! We’ve already started looking ahead here at The Centre, as we are currently preparing for our 2013-2014 season which begins in October. But before we get into 2013-2014, we’ve still got a number of inspiring performances in our current season.
Coming up this year we have two outstanding dance performances: Ballet BC and Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie. Dance is a powerful art form, which allows the performers to express emotion through simple and intricate movements, either individually or as a group. We are proud to have numerous dance studios here in Burlington to teach people of all ages the value and techniques of dance. The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is offering a student/senior price ($25 +HST) for both of the upcoming dance performances.
Ballet BC is an internationally acclaimed collaborative and interactive contemporary ballet company that is a leader and resource in the creation, production and education of contemporary ballet. Founded in 1986 and led by Artistic Director Emily Molnar, the Company consists of 15 exceptionally talented dancers, who demonstrate distinctive bold and innovative style. Ballet BC will perform at The Centre on Thursday, February 7; the program has humour and musicality that provides windows of engagement for people of all ages.
Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC) create, produce, and present an assortment of works on a local, national, and international scale. Co-Artistic Directors Laurence Lemieux and Bill Coleman keep the Company actively engaged in the dance world, regularly hosting workshops and participating in conferences and showcases. CLC presents AllOneWord, an evening of dance works from acclaimed Canadian choreographer James Kudelka, at The Centre on Wednesday, March 6.
With the love of dance strongly present here in our City, I hope you will all take advantage of the phenomenal dancers who will be visiting us in the upcoming months.
See you at the theatre!