Emily Molnar’s Pop Culture Diet

Ballet BC’s artistic director shares what she’s reading, watching and listening to.

Emily Molnar may be busy gearing up for this weekend’s performance of Babylonan al fresco performance at the Queen E theatre, amongst contemporary floral art installations inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon—but that doesn’t mean she’s had sacrifice her daily culture fix. We caught up with the artistic director of Ballet BC to get the scoop on the book she can’t put down, the podcast she can’t stop listening to and the TV series she can’t stop binge-watching.What I’m reading…Absolutely on Music by Haruki Murakami and Seiji Ozawa. A unique conversation about music and life between two great minds.What I’m listening to…“How humankind is on the verge of transforming itself” by Yuval Hahari on CBC Ideas—because there’s never enough time to learn about humankind.What I’m streaming…Homeland…after House of Cards. A little escapism is a good thing! I especially enjoy it in the form of a drama series that pays attention to intelligent and compelling plot development.


Saturday, August 12 (6 p.m. to 10 p.m.)Queen Elizabeth Theatre PlazaTickets: $55 (Garden Pass); $120 (VIP)