Subscriptions on sale September 1 until December 11, 2015!
Ballet Kelowna’s stunning 2015/16 Season promises to deliver a truly electrifying year of dance to Kelowna audiences. The season will include The Nutcracker, two mixed programmes - Boundless and Renaissance - a special guest appearance by artists from The National Ballet of Canada, and an add-on performance of Going Home Star—Truth and Reconciliation presented by Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
The season begins by capturing the magic and wonder of the holiday season with The Nutcracker, December 11-13, 2015, presented by The Canadian School of Ballet, and featuring the gorgeous artistry of Ballet Kelowna’s company of dancers.
Next, audiences will enjoy Boundless, February 5 + 6, 2016, a mixed repertory programme bursting with themes of youth and love. The program includes works by award-winning choreographers Gabrielle Lamb, Simone Orlando, Kelowna’s-own Joshua Beamish, and a collaboration between Internationally renowned choreographer Matjash Mrozewski and lauded Canadian composer Owen Belton.
The season will close with a spectacular collaboration between Ballet Kelowna and Continuum Contemporary Music in Renaissance, April 29 + 30, 2016. The program will feature three world premieres and include a special guest appearance by rising stars Hannah Fischer and Ethan Watts from The National Ballet of Canada. Toronto’s Continuum Contemporary Music will accompany each of the pieces in Renaissance, which will include works by renowned Canadian choreographers James Kudelka, John Alleyne, Simone Orlando, Heather Myers and Rob Binet, NBoC’s Choreographic Associate.
Add-On Performance: Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Ballet Kelowna subscribers receive a subscriber-only discount on tickets to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet's highly acclaimed production, Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation, March 29 + 30, 2016, a deeply moving ballet that represents the many stories, both told and untold, by survivors of the Indian residential school system. Going Home Star - Truth and Reconciliation is choreographed by Mark Godden (Angels In The Architecture, Dracula), in collaboration with acclaimed author Joseph Boyden (The Orenda, Three Day Road), associate producer Tina Keeper and with the guidance of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and members of the Aboriginal community.
All performances take place at the Kelowna Community Theatre.