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Repertoire of Coastal City Ballet

Butterfly Lovers

World Premiere

The Chinese Romeo and Juliet:

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day at LunarFest with one of the greatest love stories in China – The Butterfly Lovers, a brand new ballet presentation choreographed by Joshua Beamish and performed alongside the renowned classical concerto. Also showcasing excerpts from Irene Schneider’s The Love Stories, this performance by Coastal City Ballet is the perfect evening for all lovers!

受梁山伯與祝英台故事啟發, 以全新芭蕾舞詮釋世界聞名的梁祝協奏曲. 來自溫哥華的世界新一代編舞家 Joshua Beamish 的全新創作. 同場推出來自德裔編舞 Irene Schneider 的作品


Performance Dates
Friday, February 16, 2018
Playhouse Theatre

Narrative of Beauty

The Season - Wen Wei Wang
World Premiere
Bread & Butter - Thys Armstrong
World Premiere
An Impression - Li Yaming
Sleeping Beauty - Fairies

Performance Dates
Saturday, November 25, 2017
The Vancouver Playhouse

Giselle

Canadian Premiere

Love, betrayal, madness, despair and forgiveness from beyond the grave,

Coastal City Ballet celebrates its 6th season with the Canadian premiere of Irene Schneider's Giselle on May 19th at The Vancouver Playhouse and June 9th at Surrey Arts Centre. A haunting story of innocence and betrayal, and a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love, Giselle features some of ballet's most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images.

Widely acknowledged as one of the most beautiful classical ballets ever created, this illustrious and beloved ballet features choreography by Irene Schneider, the beautiful score of Adolphe Adam and the diverse talents of Coastal City Ballet. Glorious costumes and imaginative sets brings this heart wrenching love story to life. Giselle remains one of the great examples of classical narrative ballet, continually revealing fresh aspects of itself to new generations of ballet lovers.


Performance Dates
Friday, May 19, 2017
Playhouse Theatre
Friday, June 9, 2017
Surrey Arts Centre

Fall for Ballet

End of Time - Ben Stevenson
Company Premiere
Stop! Thief! - Rhonda Cooper
World Premiere
Quiet City - Alice Gerbrecht
World Premiere
Monasterio - Renata Pacheco
Drum Roll - Li Yaming
Company Premiere
Le Corsaire - Jardin Anime

Performance Dates
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Kay Meek Theatre
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Chief Sepass Theatre

Swan Lake

Canadian Premiere

Coastal City Ballet celebrates its 5th anniversary season with the Canadian premiere of Swan Lake at The Vancouver Playhouse and Surrey Arts Centre.

Schneider’s Swan Lake explores the human emotion of a romantic love contrasted against a realistic and practical love of an arranged marriage. Schneider is able to give us a story that is more relatable to modern day while maintaining the tradition and essence of the Swan Lake we all expect to see. The diverse talents of Coastal City Ballet along with the beautiful score of Pytor Tchaikovsky, glorious costumes and imaginative sets bring this heart wrenching love story to life. This full-length ballet, enjoyed by young and old, is a masterpiece not to be missed.


Performance Dates
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Playhouse Theatre
Friday, June 10, 2016
Surrey Arts Centre

Fall for Ballet

The Four Seasons - Li Yaming
World Premiere
Suites-Bach - Wen Wei Wang
World Premiere
Standing at the Gates - Joshua Beamish
World Premiere
Paquita - Excerpts

Performance Dates
Monday, November 9, 2015
Centennial Theatre
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Surrey Arts Centre

Cinderella

World Premiere

Coastal City Ballet performs the highlight of the 2014-2015 season: the world premiere of Cinderella on May 15th at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver and May 30th at the Surrey Arts Centre.

One of the most enduring and beloved tales in the world, Irene Schneider's Cinderella will showcase the diverse talents of Coastal City Ballet. With hauntingly beautiful music by Sergei Prokofiev, this classical full-length ballet is brought to life by the technical finesse of the Coastal City Ballet dancers, beautiful costumes by Stefan Stanisic and the imaginative set created in Germany by Eberhard Matthies. Cinderella is the endearing story of a young girl who finds love and happiness through her acts of kindness. A "rags to riches" tale which will delight audiences with the beauty of classical ballet wrapped in the promise of "happily ever after".


Performance Dates
Friday, May 15, 2015
Centennial Theatre
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Surrey Arts Centre

Don Quixote's Dream, with Mixed Repertoire

Don Quixote - Dream Scene
Pure Emotion - Wen Wei Wang
World Premiere
Syncope - Erica Trivett
World Premiere
You Keep Quiet and I will Go - Alice Gerbrecht
Canadian Premiere
Natsu - Li Yaming
World Premiere
La Barre - Elizabeth Alexandre

Performance Dates
Friday, November 21, 2014
Centennial Theatre

Coppelia

Canadian Premiere

Coastal City Ballet presents a new commission of ballet's great comedy, "Coppelia." Based upon two stories by E.T.A. Hoffman, and set to Leo Delibes' irresistibly melodic score, this comedic full-length ballet is choreographed by Irene Schneider, former Artistic Director of Germany's Magedeburg Ballet.

The delightful story of Coppelia is one of mistaken identity. Dr. Coppelius, the toymaker, has created a lifelike doll, Coppelia, and wishes to bring her to life. He believes his dream has finally come true only to realize he is caught up in a hilarious lover's spat. With Leo Delibes' irresistibly melodic score and Irene Schneider's inventive choreography, this is a ballet the whole family can enjoy.


Performance Dates
Friday, May 16, 2014
Centennial Theatre
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Surrey Arts Centre

Hansel and Gretel

On Tour

Coastal City Ballet's tour of Hansel and Gretel brings a playful and charming spirit to the Grimm's storybook classic.

The company embarks on its first touring performance, taking the full-length Hansel and Gretel to Regina, Saskatchewan. The classical production tells the infamous story of the brother and sister-duo who get lost in the woods and stumble upon a delectable house house made of gingerbread. Hansel and Gretel are soon helping themselves, unaware they are falling straight into a trap set by the fabled Wicked Witch...


Performance Dates
Friday, February 7, 2014 - matinee
U of R Riddell Centre
Friday, February 7, 2014 - evening
U of R Riddell Centre
Saturday, February 8, 2014
U of R Riddell Centre

Les Sylphides and Mixed Repertoire

Les Sylphides
remix - Wen Wei Wang
World Premiere
Monasterio - Renata Pacheco
Canadian Premiere
Pas d'Esclave - from Le Corsaire

Performance Dates
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Centennial Theatre
Sunday, November 17, 2013
ACT Maple Ridge

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Canadian Premiere

Ballet Productions Canada presents Caostal City Ballet in Shakespeare's enchanting comedy, A Midsummer Night's Dream. With lavish sets and beautiful costumes, this full-length story of adventure and misadventure, mortals and fairies, love and mischief promises to be an evening the whole family will enjoy.

With delightful choreography by Irene Schneider, former artistic director of Germany's Magdeburg Ballet, this classical production set to the beautiful music by Felix Mendelssohn focuses on three parallel stories: the trials and experiences of two sets of lovers camping in a magical forest, the world of the Fairy King and Queen and their fairies, and a group of rough craftsmen attempting to stage a production of "Pyramus and Thisby" for the wedding of the Duke of Athens. Add in the mischievious adventures of Puck and the result is an evening anyone can enjoy.


Performance Dates
Sunday, May 5, 2013
ACT Maple Ridge
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Centennial Theatre

Swan Lake and Mixed Repertoire

Swan Lake - Act II
Draw Strings - Heather Laura Gray
World Premiere
Sororal - Rebecca Gilhooley
World Premiere
Nuances - Gisele Bellot
Canadian Premiere
Flames of Paris - Grand Pas de Deux

Performance Dates
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Centennial Theatre
Friday, November 16, 2012
ACT Maple Ridge

Hansel and Gretel

World Premiere

Coastal City Ballet's world premiere of Hansel and Gretel brings a playful and charming spirit to the Grimm's storybook classic.

Perfect for families and children of all ages, Coastal City Ballet's full-length version of the cautionary tale features an imaginative set, fantastical costumes, and the hauntingly beautiful music of Engelbert Humperdink's celebrated opera.

With delightful choreography by Irene Schneider, former artistic director of Germany's Magdeburg Ballet, the classical production tells the infamous story of the brother and sister-duo who get lost in the woods and stumble upon a delectable house house made of gingerbread. Hansel and Gretel are soon helping themselves, unaware they are falling straight into a trap set by the fabled Wicked Witch...


Performance Dates

Saturday, May 5, 2012
ACT Maple Ridge
Sunday, May 5, 2012
Centennial Theatre

Paquita and Mixed Repertoire

Paquita - Excerpts
Three Preludes - Ben Stevenson
Transcendence - Li Yaming
shadows in my hand - Farley Johansson
World Premiere
Uninvited - Charlene Hart
World Premiere
Fusao - Gustavo Lopez

Performance Dates
Friday, November 18, 2011
ACT Maple Ridge
Friday, November 25, 2011
The Kay Meek Centre