Jazzin' It Up
InnOvation show coming to Chilliwack March 22
Released by Glenna Turnbull, Ballet Kelowna
Clare Bassett in the Simone Orlando
ballet, I Remember You. Below, Desiree Bortolussi and Manuel Sorge
in the same ballet, photo credit: Glenna Turnbull Photography
Kelowna dancers are back on their toes and preparing to leap into your
hearts with their upcoming show, InnOvation, a program designed to
celebrate great Canadian choreography.
From the poignantly heartbreaking I
Remember You, to the joyously uplifting Exsultate, Jubilate, Ballet
Kelowna’s spring show will feature the dancers performing pieces
that truly showcase their new motto, ‘Excellence in Motion’.
Award winning jazz musician Neville
Bowman has created an original score for a brand new ballet, Redux
Continuum, choreographed by Ballet Kelowna’s artistic director,
David LaHay. “It tells the story of what might happen if the Ballet
Master was to leave the classroom,” said LaHay.
of the dancers are given a chance to shine in what they do best in
this piece, set to the innovative original score by Bowman.
Tossing in a dash of humour will be #weddingdayproblems by Ballet
Kelowna alumna, Raelynn Heppell, set to the song, All I Do Is Cry by
vocalist Etta James.
Humour won’t be all that gets ‘tossed’ into the mix. Watch as
ballerina Desiree Bortolussi is tossed in the air in a
hold-your-breath throw and catch by her partner Jed Duifhuis during
the pas de deux from iconic Canadian choreographer Brian Macdonald’s
Tam Ti Delam.
Tam Ti Delam holds a special place in LaHay’s heart as he was part
of the original cast when Macdonald created the piece on Les Grands
Ballets Canadiens. Ballet Kelowna dancers will be wearing the
original costumes for this, on loan from Les Grands.
Rounding out the program will be the exquisitely elegant Etude by
another of Canada’s great choreographers, Kay Armstrong.
From InnOvation to standing ovation, prepare for an evening of
‘Excellence in Motion’ as Ballet Kelowna dancers take to the stage
Mar 1 – Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre
Mar 4 – Trail: Charles Baily Theatre
Mar 8 – Summerland Centre Stage Theatre
Mar 14 – Salmon Arm: Shuswap Theatre
Mar 22 – Chilliwack Cultural Centre Mainstage Auditorium
Mar 23 – Maple Ridge: The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre
Apr 9 – Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
Apr 11 – Golden Civic Centre
Apr 13 –
Kamloops: Sagebrush Theatre
Apr 25 –
Kelowna Community Theatre
information, tickets and to get a glimpse behind the scenes visit
www.BalletKelowna.ca or visit our Facebook page.
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