Last week I wrote about the Ghosts of Violence ballet, coming to Vancouver as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. This Canadian presentation is part of the We Can BC campaign. According to Project Coordinator Anastasia Gaisenok, “The ballet itself is a spectacular multimedia production. It is quite stunning visually and choreographically. Music by Schnitke and Rachmaninoff adds a whole different dimension to the level of emotional intensity brought through dance and videography. The story line follows couples from different socio-economic backgrounds dealing with domestic violence. I think it is quite unique in bringing such a difficult issue at the centre of the stage.” For performance excerpts, check out the video below.
This event, at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre in the new SFU Woodward’s is sure to be a unique and moving experience. And I’m giving away two tickets to Gender Focus readers for the opening night performance on Thursday, December 1 at 7:30 PM.
There are two ways to enter. Each gets you one entry:
1. Comment on this post or on the Gender Focus Facebook page. If you want a subject for the comment, let us know what your favourite ballet or dance performance is.
2. Post the following on Twitter: I entered to win 2 tickets to Ghosts of Violence Ballet from Gender Focus & @jarrahpenguin http://ow.ly/7jj3i #vaw #yvr
The deadline for entries is Wednesday, November 16, 2011. Please make sure if you’re entering that you are in the area and can actually attend the event on December 1.