Featuring four World Premieres and two Company Premieres, visiting company Alonzo King LINES Ballet
from San Francisco, special guest artists from Alberta Ballet II and Arts Umbrella Dance Company,
plus a spectacular season finale collaboration with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra.
Purchase your subscription before September 5, 2016, and you will receive a $50 gift card to Silent Noise Jewellery!
Ballet Kelowna’s stunning 2016/17 Season celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary with a stellar line up of Canadian dance talent. The season will include two special mixed programmes to mark the sesquicentennial -150 Moves and Canadiana Suite. Also on the subscription, internationally renowned Alonzo King LINES Ballet from San Francisco, and an add-on performance of The Nutcracker presented by The Canadian School of Ballet.
The anniversary celebrations begin with 150 Moves, February 3 + 4, 2017 featuring Ballet Kelowna and guest artists from Alberta Ballet II (Calgary) and Arts Umbrella Dance Company (Vancouver). This gala-style programme will showcase choreography by Canada’s leading dance makers including Matjash Mrozewski, Jean Grand-Maître, Edmund Stripe, and Simone Orlando.
Next, Ballet Kelowna presents – for one night only – the Kelowna premiere of San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet, March 7, 2017 in a stunning double bill of dance pyrotechnics. The programme will feature two critically acclaimed works by visionary ballet choreographer Alonzo King - Shostakovich and SAND.
The season closes with a monumental collaboration between Ballet Kelowna and the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra (OSO) in Canadiana Suite: A Sesquicentennial Celebration, May 4 + 5, 2017. With live musical tributes from the OSO, Ballet Kelowna will present four World Premieres from Canadian choreographers Donald Sales, Gioconda Barbuto, Matjash Mrozewski, and Simone Orlando, reflecting the striking beauty, rich history and diverse culture of our vast country.
Add-On Performance: The Nutcracker
Experience the magic and wonder of the Christmas Season with the treasured holiday classic, The Nutcracker, December 9 - 11, 2016, presented by The Canadian School of Ballet with guest artists from Ballet Kelowna. Set to Tchaikovsky's enchanting score, the gorgeous artistry of the dancers will bring E.T.A. Hoffmann's heart-warming story to new heights with dazzling costumes, lavish sets, and beautifully choreographed scenes. Ballet Kelowna subscribers enjoy first pick on up to four additional tickets to The Nutcracker.
All performances take place at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street.