Canada’s leading contemporary dance company drops in on Salford as part of an 11-date six-venue UK tour, allowing dance fanatics to catch the beauty of Ballet British Columbia at The Lowry towards the end of March. The 18-strong troupe has already wowed Sadler’s Wells with its fresh creativity, classical elegance and contemporary flair, and, appropriately, the tour coincides with International Women’s Day – the show consists of three separate pieces by internationally celebrated female choreographers. In 16 + A Room, Ballet BC’s Artistic Director Emily Molnar is inspired by the writing of our own Jeannette Winterson and others to create a fast-paced work that pushes the dancers to their athletic and technical limits. Former Ballet BC dancer and Olivier Award-winning Crystal Pite is the force behind the romantic Solo Echo, inspired by two Brahms sonatas and Mark Strand’s poem Lines for Winter. A fantastic finale to the exhilarating evening is Bill, a daring ebbing and flowing creation by Tel Aviv-based Sharon Eyal alongside Gai Behar and Ori Lichtik. Those who are fortunate to be 26 or under can sign up to The Lowry’s scheme to get more youngsters involved in the arts, which conveniently also offers selected discounts at the bar. Sign up and get £10 tickets for this show, and many more here.

Tue 20 & Wed 21 Mar, The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays, Salford, M50 3AZ. Tel: 0843 208 6000, 7.30pm, £13-25,

Tue 20 Mar - Wed 21 Mar
Sarah-Clare Conlon
Published on:
Wed 14 Mar 2018