Pushing the envelope

Kelowna Ballet dances into a new season by breaking boundaries.

New moves: Davin Luce and Raelyn Heppell rehearse a scene in Ballet Kelowna’s new production.

Kelowna Ballet dances into a new season by breaking boundaries.

“You can’t turn your TV on these days without realizing the remarkable resurgence of dance,” says Jamie Maw, Ballet Kelowna president. “It’s a primetime favourite, but even better, now we can watch that energy and athleticism come alive on our own stage.”

Ballet Kelowna kicks off the season by smashing the stereotypes of ballet with a mosaic of dances in Breaking Boundaries.

“Expect vivid interpretations and lasting impressions,” says artistic director David LaHay.

LaHay has assembled a collection of performances to showcase the talent of Ballet Kelowna’s professional corps and to encourage a growing audience that is receptive to innovation.

Breaking Boundaries includes north shore, by Montreal choreographer Shawn Hounsell, Le Blanc by Paul Destrooper,  and Marius Petipa’s exciting pas de deux from Don Quixote. And inspired by composer Benjamin Britten’s homage to his music teacher Frank Bridge, Lahay has created a new work that sees classical technique made edgier with neo-classical and jazz-based nuances.

“I’m so very excited that our dancers are being challenged with this new energy, from some of today’s most dynamic and innovative Canadian choreographers,” enthuses LaHay. “From the transcendentally uplifting modern choreography of The Lark Ascending to the physically and emotionally demanding movement of north shore, Breaking Boundaries is what today’s dance is all about…”

See Breaking Boundaries at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20 at Shuswap Theatre. Tickets at www.balletkelowna.ca.

 

 

Just Posted

CSRD approves grant application for electric vehicle

South Shuswap Transportation Society receives a lift from regional district

Kayaks, paddleboards stolen from tenants at Shuswap resort

Thefts reported to have occurred overnight on Wednesday, Aug. 14

In Photos: Sunday acts cap off Roots and Blues

Last day of the 2019 festival goes off under sunny skies

Update: Firetrucks off of Alexander Street, faulty air conditioning unit to blame

Occupants of downtown Salmon Arm building safe, back inside structure

Musicians wanted to play adventurous travellers along yellow brick road

Shuswap Theatre looking for artists to provide musical accompaniment for The Wizard of Oz

Knife-wielding man tries to break into Okanagan retirement home

Seniors and staff shaken by incident and upset with RCMP response

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Okanagan dog ‘Alice’ to get surgery thanks to BC SPCA crowdfunding

With the surgery, Alice’s prognosis is ‘excellent,’ stated the BC SPCA

Suspicious item forces 47 to evacuate plane at Kelowna airport

Kelowna RCMP continue investigation of suspicious item on airplane

Kelowna man nearly drowns on Okanagan Lake

The victim is in serious yet stable condition but his condition has worsened since going to hospital

Okanagan youth protest Tolko logging

Small group gathers outside Tolko head office

Kelowna International Airport threat deemed non-credible

Normal operations have resumed following note of a suspicious item on board a WestJet plane

Okanagan bus driver assaulted for asking patron not to smoke

59-year-old in hospital with non-life threatening injuries

Most Read