What are you up to this weekend? If you're as lucky as I am, your plans will involve seeing Ballet BC present the world premiere of their new show, UN/A. The boy and I love ballet and how it combines the physicality and artistry of dance with the theatricality of a live performance. So far, our exposure to the art form has been relatively traditional productions with lavish sets and costumes. But I'm looking forward to broadening our dance horizons and seeing the work of three innovative choreographers at UN/A: Gioconda Barbuto, Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, and Cayetano Soto.
So, what does one wear to the ballet? A dress or skirt is always a safe bet, but I'll be tipping my figurative hat to Ballet BC's aesthetic—described as "classical integrity with a contemporary sensibility"—via tuxedo trousers, a few fancy accessories, and chambray. Think of it as black-tie informal.
UN/A is the last production of Ballet BC's current season, happening April 24-26. For more information or tickets, check out their website. Many thanks to Ballet BC for the complimentary tickets!