Saturday February 12, 2011


Action Consequences

"Intoxicating ballet" comes to the Cultch Feb 25

Submitted by KellyAnne TeBrinke


allet Kelowna has rapidly become a highly sought-after professional dance company and the Chilliwack Arts & Cultural Centre Society could not be more thrilled to have their Spring tour commencing at The Centre Friday, February 25 at 8pm.

Ballet Kelowna's Action Consequences promises to be artistically rich while staying true to the company's signature ― inno-classical style; commissioning new ballets, pushing for fresh, innovative work while still honouring the classics.

Traditionally, the act of dance creation presupposed the choreographic outcome, explains David LaHay, the company's Artistic Director. However, more frequently today, ballet is a direct consequence of the interplay between the choreographer and the dancers with the consequential outcome unknown until the final moment of creation.

Starting the program, Dvorak Dances (2006) takes the stage as a simple evocation of Czech composer, Antonin Dvorak’s lovely music. Next, the world premiere of Gioconda Barbuto’s Capture, where the action and reaction of the dancers with each other will determine the beginning, middle and end of this intimate exploration of space.

Returning from intermission, patrons will be charmed by Auguste Bournonville’s The Flower Festival Pas de Deux(1858), which tells the delightful story of young lovers from the Ballet Blomsterfesteni Genzano. Ballet Kelowna continues to impress with Simone Orlando’s within (2010), which premiered last Fall and the company is proud to include it again in the Spring program. With this ballet, a dancer must face the emotionally shattering reality of the end of a career as she embraces the spotlight and her audience one last time.

Closing the evening, Glenn Branca’s pulsating music will set the stage for In Stride (1999), a direct consequence of challenging the classically trained ballet dancer to throw out all the stringent rules of ballet and explore linear and angular movement.

Capturing the entertainment interest of all members of the family, Ballet Kelowna performs to sold out audiences and enhances the image of ballet, making the art form more accessible, inviting, fun and personally meaningful. Purchase your tickets today by calling the Centre Box Office at 604-391-SHOW(7469) or visit the friendly agents Monday-Friday 9:30am-9:00pm, Saturday & Sunday 9:30am-5:00pm. Tickets are also available online at


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