Fall for Dance North – Toronto Ontario

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FFDN - Program 3

Tuesday October 2, 2018 – 7:30pm
Thursday October 4, 2018 – 7:30pm

Ryserson Theatre
350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON
M5B 2K3

Tickets: https://www.ffdnorth.com/

MAMBO - Toronto Premiere

Using Latin Swing and Jazz standards by greats like Dean Martin, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughan, Perry Como, and more, MAMBO celebrates the joy of life. Sweet, silly, sensual, and sassy, MAMBO utilizes familiar music to invite its audience into a world of pure delight. MAMBO was created in the depths of winter in response to not only the cold weather, but to a world that feels increasingly chaotic and bleak. As in the long history of escapism in theatre, MAMBO creates a warm, fuzzy, joyful retreat and reminds us that even in the darkest of times, there is light and love and music and dance! If even for a moment, leave your worries behind and MAMBO with us. 

Choreography: Alysa Pires
Music: Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Julie London, Xavier Cugat, Sarah Vaughan, Dean Martin, Louis Prima

A Streetcar Named Desire –  BC Tour

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West Vancouver, BC 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 – 7:30pm

Kay Meek Arts Centre
1700 Mathers Ave, West Vancouver, BC
V7V 2G7

Tickets: https://kaymeek.com/dance/#bookseries


Chilliwack, BC 

Thursday, October 18, 2018 – 7:30pm

Chilliwack Arts and Culture Centre
9201 Corbould St, Chilliwack, BC
V2P 4A6

Tickets: http://www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca/event/a-streetcar-named-desire


Ballet Kelowna, under the leadership of Simone Orlando, presents the power and passion of the full-length ballet, A Streetcar Named Desire. Choreographed by John Alleyne, for Ballet BC’s 2005/06 season, the Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning classic tells the story of two sisters - one clinging to a bygone era, the other embracing the reality of post-WW2 life in America. Hailed as "an impressive achievement" (The Globe and Mail), this remount is dear to Orlando, who performed the principal role of Blanche Dubois during the 2006 world premiere in Vancouver. Experience nine Ballet Kelowna dancers supported by emerging artists from the Victoria Academy of Ballet perform this stunning work, set to the original jazz score by BC-based composer Tobin Stokes.

Choreography: John Alleyne
Composer: Tobin Stokes

Produced with the generous support of Ballet BC.

Maple Ridge, BC 

Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 8:00pm

The ACT Arts Centre
11944 Haney Pl, Maple Ridge, BC
V2X 6G1

Tickets: https://www.theactmapleridge.org/act-presents/act-presents-series/ballet-kelowna/


Oliver, BC

Saturday October 27, 2018 – 7:30pm

Frank Venables Theatre
6100 Gala St, Oliver, BC
V0H 1T0

Tickets: https://www.venablestheatre.ca/coming-soon.html

Autumn – Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 – 7:30pm

Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
3800 33 St, Vernon, BC
V1T 5T6

Schubert Company Premiere
Choreography: John  Alleyne
Music: Schubert’s Trio in E Flat Major, Opus 100

In Between   Company Premiere
Choreography: Alysa Pires
Music: Adam Sakiyama

MAMBO Audience Favourite
Choreography: Alysa Pires
Music: Perry Como, Papa Loves Mambo
Rosemary Clooney, Sway
Julie London, Perfidia
Xavier Cugat, Maria Elena
Sarah Vaughan, Whatever Lola Wants
Dean Martin, Besame Mucho
Louis Prima, Buona Sera

Ballet Kelowna launches its 16th season of captivating and innovative dance with Autumn, a dynamic mixed program. Join the full company of dancers for a multi-faceted celebration of the splendour of the fall season, featuring two premieres of two highly-anticipated works from lauded Canadian choreographers – Schubert from internationally renowned choreographer John Alleyne and In Between by rising star Alysa Pires, in addition to the return of Pires’ vivacious audience favourite MAMBO, previously commissioned by Ballet Kelowna in 2017, and most recently closing Toronto’s premiere international dance festival, Fall For Dance North (FFDN), to thunderous applause and standing ovations.