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Heavenly sounds, cosmic images in Kelowna

Music of the Heavens is coming to the Mary Irwin Theatre in Rotary Centre for the Arts on Thursday, Nov. 30. The multicultural, multimedia presentation explores stories from the diverse fabric of Canadian and Indigenous society.

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet performs in Vernon

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre proudly presents the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet on Tuesday, November 14 2017 at 7:30pm. The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s threefold vision – top global choreographers, distractive groundbreaking repertoire, and virtuoso dancers – is brought to life as three leading dance-makers from Spain and Finland present choreography that showcases the technique and interpretive skill of the talented eleven-person ensemble. They will bring three pieces to the stage: 1st Flash, Silent Ghost and Huma Rojo. With a spark of humor and physical comedy, Huma Rojo, choreographed by Cayetano Soto, pairs head-to-toe red costuming with...

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Wearable Art: Denise Oyelese cosies up to felting

If there is one thing Denise Oyelese understands, it’s how to stay warm. Born and raised in Saskatchewan where the thermometer can descend to minus double digits, it is little surprise that this Kelowna creative has turned the idea of being “cozy” into a much sought after wearable art form. For those unfamiliar with textile arts, “felting” is the oldest known form of fabric making, with archaeological finds dating to as early as 6,500 BC. Pure wool fibres are manipulated by using the basic principles of soap, water and friction. As the wool fibres contain microscopic “scales” and “kinks”...

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Ballet Kelowna celebrates 15th season with remembrance and desire

Simone Orlando, Ballet Kelowna’s Artistic Director & CEO, today announced the 2017/18 season, which celebrates the company’s 15th anniversary. “In celebration of the company’s 15th anniversary season, we are presenting three Ballet Kelowna productions at the Kelowna Community Theatre,” said Orlando. “With four new signature works and the company premiere of the full-length ballet A Streetcar Named Desire entering our repertoire, this promises to be our most exciting and ambitious season yet.” In addition to the the full-length ballet A Streetcar Named Desireby John Alleyne, highlights of the season include world premieres by renowned Canadian choreographers Gioconda Barbuto, Alysa Pires, Simone...

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Kelowna Art Gallery seeks volunteers for school tour program

The Kelowna Art Gallery is currently recruiting volunteer docents (tour guides) for their 2017/18 School Tour program. These volunteers lead students on exhibition tours, facilitate discussions about what they see, and help out with hands-on art activities. Interested applicants should enjoy a creative atmosphere and working with students. “Becoming a volunteer docent at the Gallery was one of the most rewarding new adventures I had last year,” says volunteer Marguerite Berry. “Not only did I learn more about art, but I got to share and experience it along with hundreds of local students. It was remarkable to hear the...

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