Artistic Director, Ballet BC

Interview – April 27, 2015.

Emily Molnar talks about Ballet BC’s upcoming program, RITE, a program of two works, one which is choreographed by Molnar.  RITE is inspired by the iconic The Rite of Spring, first performed in Paris in by Les Ballets Russes and choreographed by Vaslav Nijinsky to a score composed by Igor Stravinsky.

In the interview, Molnar discusses the significance of the original The Rite of Spring, speculates on Nijinsky’s choreographic approach and tells us why her piece is unique.

Molnar was a dancer with Ballett Frankfurt, under the direction of William Forsythe.  She comments on the current transition at The Forsythe Company with its new artistic director, Jacopo Godani, and how Forsythe has influenced her artistry.

Ballet BC dancers are known for their versatility – what does this mean for the dancers, choreographers and the audience?

And finally, what she’s doing for her vacation!

More information on RITE on Ballet BC’s website

Darren Devaney in RITE. Photo © Michael Slobodian

Darren Devaney in RITE. Photo © Michael Slobodian