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Occurs on Saturday November 20 2021

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


The Capitol Theatre
421 Victoria Street
Nelson BC V1L 5R2

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Tickets -
Adult $30 Student $25.50

AS PER THE BC PUBLIC HEALTH ORDER, AT THE TIME OF THIS PERFORMANCE, TICKET HOLDERS will BE REQUIRED TO PRESENT PROOF OF BEING FULLY VACCINATED (7 DAYS AFTER 2ND DOSE) TO BE ADMITTED. This requirement in place until January 31, 2022, is subject to extension. PHO also indicates that masks are mandatory in all indoor spaces. The Capitol will stay on top of this situation and update our patrons with new information as it arises.

The Mambo and Other Works program features a meticulous blend of contemporary and neo-classical works by Canada’s leading dance makers. This high energy program promises to please a wide range of spectators.

The program opens with Petrushka (2019), a playful meditation on love and loss created by the celebrated dancer, teacher, and choreographer Heather Dotto. Originally a darkly humorous tale of three puppets magically brought to life at a city fair, Dotto’s deconstructed remix is an abstract meditation on the power of darkness and loneliness. Embodying Petrushka’s original playfulness and theatricality, Dotto makes use of exaggerated gestures, miming, and a layered, up-tempo response to Igor Stravinsky’s original score to re-invigorate the work’s clownish foundation.

Classical ballet fans will love "Celestial Mechanics" beautiful choreographed to a Beethoven piano sonata.

Rounding out the program, audiences will be treated to Ballet Kelowna commissioned MAMBO (2018) by Alysa Pires. The work gained worldwide acclaim after performances at Beijing’s China International Performing Arts Expo and Toronto’s Fall for Dance North Festival in 2018. Pires’ “crowd-pleasing MAMBO” (The Globe and Mail) is a colourful joie de vivre set to a vibrant soundtrack of Latin, swing, and jazz standards by musical legends such as Dean Martin, Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughn, and more.

Choreographers: Petrushka: Heather Dotto Celestial Mechanics: Robert Stephen MAMBO: Alysa Pires

Music: Petrushka: Igor Stravinsky and Heather Dotto Celestial Mechanics: Beethoven MAMBO: Perry Como, Rosemary Clooney, Julie London, Xavier Cugat, Sarah Vaughan, Dean Martin, and Louis Prima

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