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Ballet Kelowna unveils spring show

Ballet Kelowna dancers are back on their toes and preparing to leap into your hearts with their upcoming show, InnOvation. The  program is designed to celebrate great Canadian choreography.

From the poignantly heartbreaking 'I Remember You', to the joyously uplifting 'Exsultate', 'Jubilate', Ballet Kelowna’s spring show will feature the dancers performing pieces that truly showcase their new motto, ‘Excellence in Motion’.

Award winning jazz musician Neville Bowman has created an original score for a brand new ballet, 'Redux Continuum', choreographed by Ballet Kelowna’s artistic director, David LaHay.

“It tells the story of what might happen if the ballet master was to leave the classroom,” said LaHay.

Each of the dancers are given a chance to shine in what they do best in this piece, set to the innovative original score by Bowman.

Tossing in a dash of humour will be '#weddingdayproblems' by Ballet Kelowna alumna, Raelynn Heppell, set to the song, All I Do Is Cry by vocalist Etta James. 

Humour won’t be all that gets ‘tossed’ into the mix. Watch as ballerina Desiree Bortolussi is tossed in the air in a hold-your-breath throw and catch by her partner Jed Duifhuis during the pas de deux from iconic Canadian choreographer Brian Macdonald’s Tam Ti Delam.

Tam Ti Delam holds a special place in LaHay’s heart as he was part of the original cast when Macdonald created the piece on 'Les Grands Ballets Canadiens'. Ballet Kelowna dancers will be wearing the original costumes for this, on loan from Les Grands.

Rounding out the program will be the exquisitely elegant 'Etude' by another of Canada’s great choreographers, Kay Armstrong.

From InnOvation to standing ovation, prepare for an evening of ‘Excellence in Motion’ as Ballet Kelowna dancers take to the stage this spring.

TOUR DATES:

  • Mar 1 – Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
  • Mar 4 – Trail: Charles Baily Theatre
  • Mar 8 – Summerland Centre Stage Theatre
  • Mar 14 – Salmon Arm: Shuswap Theatre
  • Mar 22 – Chilliwack Cultural Centre Mainstage Auditorium
  • Mar 23 – Maple Ridge: The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre
  • Apr 9 – Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
  • Apr 11 – Golden Civic Centre
  • Apr 13 – Kamloops: Sagebrush Theatre
  • Apr 25 – Kelowna Community Theatre

Click here for more information, ticket purchase and to get a glimpse behind the scenes or their Facebook and Twitter page link on the website.

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