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Ballet Kelowna 2019/20: The Unreal Season


The Unreal Season is a lustrous line-up of dance that draws inspiration from the Bard and explores humanity’s strengths and weaknesses through movement, music, and art. Featuring three unreal productions – two evocative mixed programs and the highly-anticipated premiere of our first commissioned full-length ballet, Macbeth.

Join us this season as we bring full expression to Canada’s creative spirit and celebrate the talent and diversity of our country’s unreal dance artists.

Simone Orlando
Artistic Director and CEO

Dawn November 1 + 2, 2019 / 7:30 PM

Dawn awakens audiences with a thrilling mixed program that explores the breadth of human expression. Guillaume Côté brings strength and fragility to a fascinating interpretation of the beloved “Bolero” by Maurice Ravel. A “riveting tour de force” (Dance Magazine), Bolero will feature National Ballet of Canada Principal Dancer Greta Hodgkinson. Following the success of her debut work Petrushka, Heather Dotto brings to life a study of energy and force through an electrically charged new work. Simone Orlando’s Doppeling provides mesmerizing commentary on conformity and individuality that is playful, serene, and exceptionally fun.


Twilight February 14 + 15, 2020 / 7:30 PM

Twilight, our newest collection of dance, contemplates love and our connection to people and place. Award-winning choreographer Eva Kolarova promises to stimulate the senses and provoke thought with a work that explores ideas of loneliness and separation, and the urgency to form relationships with others. Originally created for Ballet BC, Joe Laughlin’s “on wings” captures the romantic rush of a big classical ballet in this intimate work for nine dancers exploring the fleeting torments of love.


Macbeth May 1 + 2, 2020 / 7:30 PM

Our season culminates with Ballet Kelowna’s first commissioned full-length ballet, Macbeth, by Canadian dance luminary Alysa Pires. With its themes of ambition, power, and corruption, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth is more relevant than ever. Pires lends her signature athleticism and theatricality to this contemporary adaptation of the iconic tragedy exploring the dark side of human nature. An original score of toil and trouble by Canadian composer Adam Sakiyama and stunning visuals by Okanagan artist Jane Everett set the scene for this exploration of psychological decay.

Don’t miss this milestone dance event of the decade!

Subscriber Benefits

Subscribe by September 8, 2019 to guarantee your seat and enjoy these subscriber benefits:

• Save up to 15% off single ticket prices
• Chance to win a pair of tickets to a Kelowna Actors Studio 2019/20 production
• First pick on tickets to add-on performance: The Canadian School of Ballet’s The Nutcracker
• Enjoy an exclusive to attend a spectacular post-show reception May 1, 2020 following the world premiere of Macbeth

All performances take place at the Kelowna Community Theatre, 1375 Water Street, Kelowna BC.

Subscription prices include tax, ticketing fees, and the $1.75+GST Capital Improvement Fee charged by the Kelowna Community Theatre. What you see is what you pay!

FOR RENEWING SUBSCRIBERS: Your preferred seats from last season are being held until September 8, 2019. Should you wish to change your seats for the 2018/19 season, please call Kelowna Tickets at 250-862-2867 as soon as possible.

FOR NEW SUBSCRIBERS: If you are not finding seats that you like, please call Kelowna Tickets at 250-862-2867 before September 8, 2019. Other seating options may become available during the subscription renewal period.

Add-on Performance:

The Nutcracker December 13 – 15, 2019
Presented by The Canadian School of Ballet with guest artists from Ballet Kelowna.
Please call Kelowna Tickets at 250.862.2867 to add-on The Nutcracker.

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