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April 24, 2021 @ 6:30 pm


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Joy. (Light in a Time of Darkness)

A production for all ages, “Joy.” takes the viewer on a journey through the darkness we all face in order to find joy on the other side.


JOY. | Light in a time of darkness
“Without dark clouds in our lives, we would never know the joy of sunshine.” ~ Billy Graham

A celebration of the human spirit and its resiliency.

“Joy.” invites its viewers on an interpretive journey based on the relationship between hardship and joy and the connection they share. Dancers explore how negative feelings, influences, and environments can alter their emotional state and ultimately steal joy. Joy. brings original pieces of choreography in ballet, contemporary and improvisation together through a triumphant timeline that extends through despair that emerges in brightness.

The online program available here.

The NCB company unites in its first original production since the pandemic, featuring guest choreography by some of the west coast’s most beloved dance artists.
Original choreography by

  • William Jessup
  • Chantelle Norris
  • Suzanne Ouellette
  • Monica Proenca
  • Alysa Pires

| Each season NCB ensures choreographic opportunities to members of the company desiring to enhance their choreographic abilities through practical experience. The following young artists were selected this season |

Emerging, pre-professional choreography by

  • Lana Nepomuceno
  • Sydney Poulton

Due to Covid restrictions, Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet will be offering a virtual viewing. We are seeking your support through donations to cover bursaries for the NCB dancers and the increased financial costs of creating original works during a global pandemic.

We sincerely thank you for your continued support to Nanaimo Contemporary Ballet. You are making art possible by supporting us on April 24th 2021 at 6:30pm.

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Tickets: By donation – Suggested donation $20 (+applicable taxes & fees)