Babylon: A Night of Art, Dance and Culture!

Yasmin Ebrahimi | Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger | Vancouver

Ballet BC’s ‘Babylon’ Comes Into Bloom Internationally Acclaimed Dance Company teams up with The Social Concierge for its second year to create an enchanted garden at Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza

A celebration of nature’s beauty and the universal language of dance, Babylon will feature landscapers, event designers and floral artists from across the Lower Mainland (Flower Factory, Our Little Flower Company, Nicola Adams Floral and Fiorre Fosalba Florist) who will transform the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Lobby and Plaza into a contemporary interpretation of the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Adding to the lush setting, guests will be tempted by floral cocktails in full bloom and a VIP Mezzanine ticket option including delectable bites by Hawksworth. This glorious botanical backdrop — in the heart of the city and under the stars — will serve as the stage for Ballet BC ’s world-class dancers, who will engage in improvised movement and site-specific choreography inspired by the evening's verdant theme. They will also perform highlights of upcoming works on an outdoor stage beneath the midsummer night’s sky featuring work from resident choreographer Cayetano Soto. “This annual celebration provides a unique opportunity for our dancers to explore movement out of the studio and into the gardens of Babylon,” says Ballet BC Artistic Director Emily Molnar. “A contemporary expression reimagined amongst guests and friends.” Garden passes to Babylon are $55 (includes a welcome cocktail) and VIP Mezzanine passes are $120, available at

When: Saturday, August 12 Time: 6 pm to 10 pm Where: Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Plaza (West Georgia St. at Hamilton)