Alberta Ballet: Botero Tickets
Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium | Edmonton, AB
Alberta Ballet presents, BOTERO, a World Premiere Choreographed by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa at Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on Friday, May 5th 2023. Expanding a single-act piece is no simple feat, join renowned Colombian-Belgian choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and the dancers of Alberta Ballet as they take on the challenge of converting, BOTERO, originally commissioned by Colombia’s Ballet Metropolitano de Medellín, and premiering as a one-act in 2021, into a full evening-length ballet. Grab your tickets here for the highlight of the 2022 – 2023 season
Renowned world-wide for her creative achievements, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa is credited with over 70 works in collaboration with dance companies around the world, including New York City Ballet, Dutch National Ballet and English National Ballet. In forming BOTERO, originally commissioned by Colombia’s Ballet Metropolitano de Medellín, and premiering as a one-act in 2021. Annabelle took inspiration from Colombian painter Fernando Botero and worked with designer Diana Echandía to translate the visuals of Botero’s magnificent paintings for the dancers and the stage. By adding narrative and movement to Botero’s themes, Annabelle has developed a new layer of engagement to his unique perspective.
This ballet is a fitting finale for our year of art inspiring art, and expanding the work into an evening-length will be a deeply satisfying exploration of Botero’s distinctive style. “When Annabelle first told me about her one-act ballet BOTERO, I was instantly fascinated. The juxtaposition of dance and Botero’s unique style is both elegant and unexpected. And after seeing the one-act work, I knew this project would be the perfect first collaboration. Annabelle and her team of Colombian collaborators have created something truly inspired, and it’s an honor to support the expansion of BOTERO.” — Christopher Anderson
BOTERO has Choreography by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, Music by Juan Pablo Acosta, with Sets and Costumes by Diana Echandía.