Global News: Ballet Kelowna prepares for season finale
By Doris Maria Bregolisse
26 April 2019
Ballet Kelowna is featuring works that were first performed more than 100 years ago in Paris for their season finale May 3 & 4.
They’ve recruited help to create modern interpretations of the dances for the Okanagan stage.
A trio of Canadian female choreographers will offer new takes on works by Igor Stravinsky that were originally commissioned for Paris’ Ballet Russes between 1910 and 1913.
Vancouver choreographers Heather Dotto and Amber Funk Barton join Ballet Kelowna Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando reimagining Stravinsky’s Petrushka, Firebird and Rite of Spring.
“I want people to come to the show because it’s a celebration,” Dotto said. “It’s an amazing evening of three brand new works that are uplifted from the 1900’s and completely blown out, made into something so fresh and new.”
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