Castanet: Ballet Kelowna to be the first Canadian ballet company in over 40 years to commission a female Canadian choreographer to create a full-length work
By Miriam Halpenny
8 August 2019
Ballet Kelowna brings three new productions to the stage for its 2019-2020 season.
The “Unreal Season” mixes movement, music and art while highlighting human strengths and weaknesses, the company says.
“This season, we continue our initiative to support the development of female choreographers while also introducing audiences to new works by prominent Canadian artists,” says artistic director Simone Orlando.
“We are proud to be the first Canadian ballet company in over 40 years to commission a female Canadian choreographer to create a full-length work. This season’s grand finale will be Macbeth, by Alysa Pires.”
The three programs, Dawn, Twilight, and Macbeth, each will explore unique themes.
“The word ‘unreal’ was first coined by William Shakespeare in Macbeth,” says Orlando. “We are thrilled to present this lustrous lineup of dance that brings full expression to Canada’s creative spirit and celebrates our country’s unreal dance artists.”
For more information on season tickets, visit balletkelowna.ca
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