Ballet Kelowna :: Performances


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2014/15 Season

Forward: A Mixed Repertory Programme

James Kudelka, Shawn Hounsell, Simone Orlando, Heather Myers

Ballet Kelowna closes the season with a mixed programme featuring three premieres by some of Canada’s leading contemporary ballet choreographers, coupled with the introduction of Lee Dances - a presentation of excerpts from award-winning works created for the esteemed Clifford E. Lee Choreography Award. The program will open with the Company premiere of James Kudelka’s Byrd Music, showcasing the acclaimed choreographer’s distinct balletic voice. Rich in technical inventiveness and thrilling grandeur, Kudelka’s signature mix of ingenious ballet partnering and lyrical interplay will be on full display. Former Royal Winnipeg Ballet dancer and award-winning choreographer Shawn Hounsell coupled with Ballet Kelowna’s own Artistic Director, Simone Orlando, will each create new work, highlighting the electrifying artistry and physicality of Ballet Kelowna’s masterly dancers.

Byrd Music
Choreography by James Kudelka
Music by Rodney Sharman
Lee Dances
Excerpts from:
Shawn Hounsell’s Creaturehood (1996)
Simone Orlando’s Winter Journey (2006)
Heather Myers’ Dedications (2009)
New Work
Choreography by Shawn Hounsell

New Work
Choreography by Simone Orlando