South Okanagan to see rising stars from The National Ballet of Canada
Rising stars from The National Ballet of Canada join Ballet Kelowna in exhilarating performance of live music and dance
Ballet Kelowna closes its season with an unparalleled mixed programme of live music and contemporary ballet from some of Canada’s most celebrated choreographers and composers in Renaissance, April 29 and 30, 2016, at the Kelowna Community Theatre, and at Oliver’s Frank Venables Theatre, May 1, 2016.
“I am thrilled and honoured to close our 2015/16 season with this incredible line-up of exceptional dance and music talent,” says Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando. “It is such a privilege, and rare opportunity, to have assembled some of our country’s finest artists, including Heather Myers, celebrated choreographer and former dancer with the Nederlands Dans Theatre, James Kudelka, and John Alleyne, former Artistic Director of Ballet BC, with two all-stars from The National Ballet of Canada, Hannah Fischer and Ethan Watts, and Toronto’s Continuum Contemporary Music - for what promises to be a truly unforgettable celebration of the arts.”
The extreme athleticism and depth of emotion of Ballet Kelowna’s company of artists will be on full display in a series of new and remounted works from renowned Canadian choreographers Myers, Kudelka, Alleyne, and Ballet Kelowna Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando.
Also on the programme, and making their highly anticipated British Columbia debut, The National Ballet of Canada’s rising stars, Hannah Fischer and Ethan Watts, will perform a rousing duet titled The Wild Space Between Two Hearts choreographed by Robert Binet, Choreographic Associate with The National Ballet. Fischer will further demonstrate her remarkable skill in the world premiere of a solo (title TBA), also choreographed by Binet.
To amplify the mixed programme, Toronto’s award-winning Continuum Contemporary Music will provide live accompaniment for all works, performing famous early music compositions from the Renaissance period, along with newly commissioned works by Jocelyn Morlock and Michael Oesterle inspired by early music masters Henry Purcell and Marin Marais.
Renaissance is the third and final performance in Ballet Kelowna’s 2015/16 season. balletkelowna.ca
DATES: April 29 & 30 at 7:30pm
VENUE: Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna
TICKET PRICES: Adults: from $55.50
Seniors: from $41.50
By Phone: 250-862-2867 | Toll Free: 1-888-974-9170
In person: Kelowna Tickets Box Office and Concierge at the south end of Orchard Park Shopping Centre: 360-2271 Harvey Ave, Kelowna BC.
DATE: May 1 at 7pm
VENUE: Frank Venables Theatre, 6100 Gala Street, Oliver
TICKET PRICES: Adults: $38.50
Online: venablestheatre.ca or at door on performance night