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  • Ballet BC Says "Bye-Bye" to Tutus

    Photo courtesy Ballet BC


    Here's something you don't see everyday: "On a dark, chilly fall Vancouver morning, Ballet BC executive director Jay Rankin spent two hours handing out tutus in the rain – a declaration that the company is not in the ballets-in-tutus business any more. (...) Ballet BC launches its first full season this week since returning from the brink of bankruptcy in 2008. Led by artistic director Emily Molnar, it has rebranded itself as a contemporary ballet company." Quote: The Globe and Mail 

    Read the rest of the story here. {Be sure to watch the fun video clip, too!}

    What do you make of this transition? Are balletomanes craving more contemporary works? Are classical works -- and their tutus -- destined to fall by the wayside in the midst of a changing social atmosphere? Share your thoughts in the comment section below. We'd love to hear from you!

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