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Ballet Kelowna announces 2016-17 season

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July 14, 2016 - 4:30 PM

KELOWNA - Simone Orlando, Ballet Kelowna’s Artistic Director & CEO, today announced the Company’s 2016/17 Season, which celebrates Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Highlights of the season include four World Premieres by renowned Canadian choreographers Matjash Mrozewski, Simone Orlando, Donald Sales, and Gioconda Barbuto, the Kelowna debut of San Francisco’s Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and an add-on performance of The Nutcracker presented by The Canadian School of Ballet.

“In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, I am thrilled to present the very best in Canadian dance talent,” said Orlando. “In addition to welcoming Alberta Ballet II and Arts Umbrella Dance Company to Kelowna, we are honoured to collaborate with the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra to pay tribute to jazz legend Oscar Peterson and other great Canadians in an evening of all live dance and music.”

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 choreographic artistry.  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 their same seats to The Nutcracker and first pick on up to four additional tickets.

The 2016/17 Season will also see the return of Launch—a special, one-hour informal showing, presented by Ballet Kelowna on October 28, 2016 at the Mary Irwin Theatre in the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna. Launch will preview new work from Ballet Kelowna’s 2016/17 Season and provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the Company’s daily training and rehearsals, as well as the choreographic process. Hosted by AD/CEO Simone Orlando, Launch invites both new and long-time Company supporters to interact with the dancers and visiting choreographers. “At Launch, we reveal how we rehearse and prepare for our performances,” says Orlando. “The audience will also see how a choreographer structures and builds a new piece.”

Ballet Kelowna’s 2016/17 Season

150 Moves
Featuring Ballet Kelowna with Alberta Ballet II and Arts Umbrella Dance Company
Choreography: Matjash Mrozewski, Simone Orlando, Jean Grand-Maître, and Edmund Stripe
Music: Paul Tortelier, J.S. Bach, Double Violin Concerto, Joni Mitchell, and Ludwig Minkus
Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 4, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Choreography: Alonzo King
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich, Charles Lloyd, and Jason Moran
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Canadiana Suite: A Sesquicentennial Celebration
Choreography: Simone Orlando, Donald Sales, Gioconda Barbuto, and Matjash Mrozewski
Music: Oscar Peterson, Gordon Lightfoot, R. Murray Schafer and others
Thursday, May 4, 2017 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, May 5, 2017 @ 7:30 PM

Add-On Performance:

THE NUTCRACKER
Presented by The Canadian School of Ballet with guest artists from Ballet Kelowna
Staging by Carley Bailey and Regeanna Stubel with additional choreography by Simone Orlando
Music: Pyotr Illyich Tchaikovsky
December 9, 2016 @ 7:30 PM
December 10, 2016 @ 2:00PM
December 10, 2016 @ 7:30PM
December 11, 2016 @ 2:00PM

SEASON TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 15, 2016 and can be purchased online at ballet Kelowna's website, by phone at 250.862.2867 or in person at Kelowna Tickets in Orchard Park Shopping Centre, 2271 Harvey Avenue.

The 2016/17 Season offers a wide array of subscription and single ticket options, with three pricing levels of seats in the Kelowna Community Theatre.

Subscribe to all three ballets (150 Moves, Alonzo King LINES Ballet, and Canadiana Suite: A Sesquicentennial Celebration) for as low as: Adult - $132, Senior - $124, Student/Youth/Wheelchair - $78.
All prices are inclusive of tax and service charges—what you see is what you pay.
Senior is 65+, Students must present valid ID at box office, Youth must be 18 years of age or under.

Ballet Kelowna subscribers enjoy their same seats to The Canadian School of Ballet’s The Nutcracker:
Adult - $39, Senior/Youth - $34
All prices are inclusive of tax and service charges—what you see is what you pay.

Subscribe before August 28, 2016 and receive a free $50 Gift Card to Silent Noise Jewellery.

Single tickets go on sale September 6, 2016.

All performances take place at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna BC.

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