Bold and elegant work by Ballet Kelowna

Led by passionate choreographers bursting with vision, Ballet Kelowna promises to deliver an artistically rich performance Friday, February 25 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

Ballet Kelowna will be performing in Chilliwack on Feb. 25 at the Cultural Centre.

Led by passionate choreographers bursting with vision, Ballet Kelowna promises to deliver an artistically rich performance Friday, February 25 at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre.

Action Consequences is the name of the show slated to be both uplifting and powerful, graceful and athletic.

Ballet Kelowna dancers are lean, toned and move with fluid strength, poise and beauty. The sheer sinewy power of the dancers can be intimidating, but audiences are put at ease with the enthusiasm and genuine warmth.

They light up when pushed to express themselves, and capturing audiences with their movement and art form.

Action Consequences includes a wide range of ballet forms that explores the physical relationship of movement to music and sight to sound, encompassing the “inno-classical” objective of the season.

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 interest of any and all, Ballet Kelowna performs to sold out audiences and enhances the image of ballet, making the art form more accessible, inviting, fun and always personally meaningful.

Ballet Kelowna, Feb. 25, 8 p.m., Tickets at the Cultural Centre, 604.391.SHOW(7469) or www.chilliwackculturalcentre.ca.

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