Contributed/Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
August 18, 2016 - 12:47 PM
VERNON - The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly announces the launch of our 2016/17 Dance Series. This series consists of five diverse, high quality shows from across Canada.
The series begins on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. with Major Motion Picture from Out Innerspace Dance Theatre. The production explores timely themes of surveillance, otherness, propaganda and belief through its eccentric and lawless characters. A hybrid performance language includes infrared technology and an on-stage surveillance system alongside Out Innerspace’s trailblazing movement invention.
Les Ballets Jazz De Montreal takes the stage on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. with repertoire from three renowned choreographers. Among Canada's most beloved and longest running dance companies, Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal brings an athletically and visually stunning contemporary performance to every show. Displaying its radiant and expressive style, BJM explores the creative side of contemporary trends, yet is still firmly committed to classical aesthetics.
Our Dance series continues on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. with Canada’s Ballet Jörgen and their timeless rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Back by popular demand, the beloved and magical full-length production returns Vernon to delight our audiences once again. Ballet Jörgen showcases the extraordinary beauty of traditional ballet in its purest form, in a way that is engaging for a modern audience.
On Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m., the Society welcomes Shay Keubler’s Glory. Inspired by the epic battles of childhood and a passion for action films, Glory examines the complexities of violent behaviour and its glorification in our media-drenched culture. With visceral choreography by Shay Keubler (Karoshi) for six bold and dynamic performers, Glory pushes the audience to question the purpose and reasoning of violent material in society.
Our 2016/17 Dance series concludes on Friday, April 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. with Atlantic Ballet Theatre's Phantom of the Opera. Inspired by Gason Leroux’s 1910 novel of the same name, the story has continued to excite the imaginations of readers, reaching across different cultures and eras. With original choreography by Igor Dobrovolskiy set to the music of Francis Poulenc, Phantom Of The Opera features lush costumes created by Paul Daigle and an intriguing set design by Brian Perchaluk. Pierre Lavoie’s ethereal mix of light and shadows perfectly captures the eerie world where a love triangle ensnares Erik, the beautiful ingénue whom he loves, and the dashing young viscount who wins her heart.
Subscriptions for the Society’s 2016/17 Dance Series are on sale now, giving you more of what you love – for less! At $155 for adults, these five show packages save 15 per cent off single ticket prices.
Single tickets are on sale as of Aug. 15. Buy tickets online here, or call the Ticket Seller at 250-549-SHOW (7469) for more information.
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