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In the station, it makes a while that the walls were covered with the posters of the new show of Ballet BC, the dance company of British Columbia. The name is « Waling Mad & Other Works », the other works being – in order of appearance – « Between disappearing and becoming » and « Vitulare ». I know, it is not really meaningful. That’s the good and the bad side of the modern ballets: you cannot know what to expect.

I am far from being a specialist in modern dance, but this show was truly interesting (please do not take « interesting » as a polite way to say « weird » or « bizarre ». Sometimes « interesting » simply means « interesting ») I could not say I loved it, but that’s also due to my global reluctance to some aspects of modern dance. The music for example: except the « walking mad » part that used Ravel’s Boléro, the music of the very first part sounded to me like a quite awful combination of sounds… However, dance is like any other forms of art, totally subjective.

Still it seemed in the end that the third and last part, « Walking Mad » was in favour with the audience. The result of an inventive mise-en-scene combined with the great music of Maurice Ravel’s Boléro for Orchestra.The best is to check by yourselves:

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