Ballet B.C. gets back in form, and shape, for new season
Ballet B.C.: Unfold + Give
When: Nov. 4-6
Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver
Tickets: $39-$118 at ticketmaster.ca
Q: Was there anything you were able to bring from the course?
A: Yes, in terms of logistics and organization. But in relation to meeting humans, not much. I think you learn most when you experience it directly. There’s learning from other people who have had incredible careers as leaders. Those are quite inspiring. But I also think you have to build your own way of leading, depending on whom you work with and also cultural differences. I’m still learning.
Q: What kind of shape were the dancers in when they came back? Did they all turn into couch potatoes?
A: It was funny. They’ve been training mostly from their home, some in their kitchen. When they came back last season, I would not say they were out of shape. But their stamina was gone. It took a couple of weeks for the body to come back to this level and just to be in the studio all day working on something. Some of them managed to stay pretty well in shape. But it took a while to bring back the whole group to the same level.