Italian choreographer Jacopo Godani has created works for many international companies, among them Netherlands Dance Theatre, The Royal Danish Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte Carlo and The Royal Ballet of Flanders, making him one of the most sought after choreographers on the planet. He makes his Canadian debut with A.U.R.A., originally commissioned by Ballet Mainz and set to a dynamic score by German electro-acoustic duo 48nord. The work showcases his explosive style, captivating in its raw and unbound energy. By taking full advantage of the articulation of the highly trained physical body while at the same time staying true to innovation, Godani successfully gets "...dancers to take their bodies and brains farther."
Known for his daring approach to dance, American choreographer Nicolo Fonte's work, according to Dance Europe, is "...highly fluid, complex and exhilarating to watch..." By marrying the classical and contemporary roots of ballet, he creates surprising, stimulating dance that is totally original. With his strong identity as a choreographer, he has had great success internationally, creating and staging works for major dance companies around the world, including the Stuttgart Ballet, The Australian Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, The Finnish National Ballet, and The Dutch National Ballet, among others.
Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar is an internationally respected and critically-acclaimed artist who is known for complex and sensual choreography. In this new work, she continues to engage the audience with the language of classical ballet imbued with a contemporary sensibility that redefines how we look at dance. A former dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, Ballet BC and Frankfurt Ballet, she has choreographed for many dance companies, including Ballet Mannheim, Cedar Lake Dance, Morphoses/The Wheeldon Company and Ballet Augsburg.