Ballet Kelowna Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM PST
Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:30 PM PST
× Adult: $40 NEW! 30 Years & Under: $34 This show is part of the CAPITOL SEASON. Tickets can be purchased here for the price listed above or bundled as part of a FULL SEASON PASS (14 shows - 15% savings) or HALF SEASON PASS (min. 5 shows - 10% savings) by calling the box office at (250) 352-6363 This show is also part of the CAPITOL'S ENHANCED EXPERIENCES! Ever hear of a Chocolate Sommelier? Nelson Chocofellar's own Aurélien Sudan invites you to dive deeper into your concert experience with his optional, interactive chocolate pairings. Pre-order a box of chocolates matched to the program of this performance and enjoy at specific intervals throughout the evening. At intermission, reset your palette with a glass of Prosecco available to purchase only at this special event! To purchase Chocolate Box click here About the show - The taqəš and Other Works program features a stunning line-up of signature works from Ballet Kelowna’s contemporary ballet repertoire. With John Alleyne’s methodically harmonized Split House Geometric, Guillaume Côté’s riveting Bolero, and Cameron Fraser-Monroe’s powerful and compelling taqəš, this dynamic program promises to captivate audiences. In John Alleyne’s Split House Geometric (1989-1990), poetic moments of pure contemporary ballet are juxtaposed with staccato movements with bodies creating geometric shapes to brilliant effect. First created for The National Ballet of Canada, this vigorous, precision-perfect work is set to Arvo Pärt’s Fratres. Next, National Ballet of Canada Choreographic Associate Guillaume Côté brings strength and fragility to a fascinating interpretation of the beloved Bolero by Maurice Ravel, one of music’s most famous and identifiable melodies. A “riveting tour de force” (Dance Magazine), Bolero (2012) features breath-taking lifts and virtuosic choreography. Rounding out the program is taqəš (2021), which means “to return something” in Ayajuthem, the language belonging to the Homalco, Klahoose, K’omoks and Tla’amin Nations. Visionary choreographer Cameron Fraser-Monroe brings his classical ballet training, knowledge of traditional Coast Salish, Grass, Hoop Dance, and experience as a contemporary dancer to this poignant piece. Set to several songs by Polaris Prize-winning composer and singer Jeremy Dutcher, taqəš follows the traditional story “Raven Returns the Water”, centred around Raven (P̓oho) and Frog (Walθ). OPENING ACT: Title: Reflect Featuring: Dancers Cloe Comstoc, Danielle Horton and musician Nella Banner and youth dancer Indera Havers The outer world is like a mirror reflecting our internal world, we never fully see reality as it is. It's a constant journey for understanding and sometimes there is a sense of clarity and sometimes it's as if we have been shattered and become many pieces. This work explores these pieces; three dancers representing one person being pulled apart and in different directions, their struggle, and a desire to feel whole. Nella the musician will reflect this journey through sound with an original composition, as well as partake in the performance onstage to help represent this journey. COVID Protocols: Show dates, times, and conditions may be subject to change as mandated by Provincial Health Orders. At this time, masks are optional and proof of vaccination is not required. Ticket-holders will be informed by email of any changes to these protocols.
The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2