Dance company brings Aspects of Love to the stage in Grand Forks

By Contributor
October 14th, 2010

Next Friday, Oct. 22 marks the beginning of Boundary District Arts Council’s Performance 2010-2011 concert series, as Ballet Kelowna dances its new fall offering, Aspects of Love. This dance company first graced the Grand Forks stage in 2006.

What in 2002 seemed like a pipe dream has blossomed into a “Made in Kelowna” boutique dance company that is gaining attention across B.C. and on the national level with its signature brand of “inno-classical” dance. The power, grace, beauty and athleticism of its dancers, under the enthusuastic direction of David LaHay, is only achieved through dedication, hard work and a driving commitment to be excellent.

Ballet Kelowna’s eighth season program, Aspects of Love, features four uplifting, Canadian-choreographed ballet works that are passionate and romantic. One work is an exciting, newly commissioned ballet by Vancouver choreographer Simone Orlando, in collaboration with Penticton composer Stu Goldberg. “Since working with Stu Goldberg last season, we have wanted to have a work uniquely commissioned for Ballet Kelowna,” says LaHay. “We are very excited to have this most wonderful collaboration between Stu and Simone as part of our 2010-2011 season.”

“It is always exciting to find those ballets that not only delight and move our audiences, but also challenge our dancers and allow them to find themselves in the dances,” adds LaHay. “With three new dancers this season, the look of Ballet Kelowna will change and it will be a wonderful journey to share in their development. Watching our dancers being a part of the creation process and bringing their own unique abilities, interpretations and personalities into play is a privilege. During the live presentation, the audience becomes a partner in the dance.”

Ballet Kelowna’s mission is to inspire, educate and entertain through the energy and artistry of ballet. Capturing the entertainment interest of all members of the family, Ballet Kelowna enhances the image of ballet, making the art form more inviting, fun and personally meaningful.

The show will take place at at 7:30 pm in GFSS Auditorium.

Series passes for the Performance 2010-2011 concert series are available until the Ballet Kelowna show, on October 22nd, from Erna Gobbett at 250-442-8569. 

Series Passes: Adult – $61; Senior – $55; Youth – $18 or Family – $160.
Single concert tickets will also be available in advance at Thistle Pot Gifts and at Gallery 2: Adult $18; Senior $16; Youth $5; Family $45, or at the door: Adult $20; Senior $18; Youth $7; Family $50. 

For more information about the Performance 2010-2011 concert series, please call Erna Gobbett at 442-8569.


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