NOVEMBER 5 + 6, 2021 / 7:30 PM
The first program of Ballet Kelowna’s 2021/22 season celebrates the resurgence of the arts. With world premieres by rising choreographers Kirsten Wicklund and Robert Stephen and Heather Dotto’s playful Petrushka, the Company returns to the stage with renewed vigour.
The Forever Part
Choreography: Kirsten Wicklund
Music: J.S. Bach, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria da capo, and Kirsten Wicklund
Following the success of her debut work, Disembark, rising choreographer Kirsten Wicklund returns to create a poignant ensemble piece inspired by daydreams, longing, and the overwhelming notion of forever.
Choreography: Heather Dotto
Music: Igor Stravinsky, Petrushka and Heather Dotto
Heather Dotto’s jovially abstract Petrushka reflects on a puppet’s desire to be human. This layered, up-tempo response to Stravinsky’s original score makes use of exaggerated gestures and mime to reinvigorate the work’s clownish foundation.
Choreography: Robert Stephen
Music: Ludwig van Beethoven, Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major
Award-winning choreographer Robert Stephen promises to stir the heart and awaken the imagination with a nuanced, musical work for six dancers exploring our shared human experience.
Performances to take place at the Kelowna Community Theatre:
1375 Water St, Kelowna, BC
Light Painting: David Cooper / Dancers: Desiree Bortolussi, Kesley Hanna, & McKeely Borger
Senior is 65+, Student must present valid ID, Child must be 12 years of age or under.