Ballet Kelowna again set to dazzle audience

Small professional company brings top knotch performance to Quesnel

Ballet Kelowna is coming to Quesnel thanks to the sponsorship of Live Arts, Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m. in Chuck Mobley Theatre.

This is one of only 10 professional ballet companies in all of Canada.  They have been to Quesnel a few times over the years and they’ve always been a great crowd pleaser.  This year’s performance of A Grand Passion promises to be a memorable and moving experience.

From the great ballet traditions of the 19th century, through the sultry tango bars of Argentina, to the impassioned and tragic greatest love story of all time, Ballet Kelowna takes the audience on a transcendent journey through ballet history.

Allegro Per Tre is artistic director David LaHay’s homage to the classical ballet tradition set upon a trio of dancers and to the lovely music of Glinka.

The glorious pas de deux from The Sleeping Beauty is a  masterpiece of the classical ballet era remains as vibrant and exciting today as it was more than 100 years ago and continues to thrill audiences around the world and to challenge dancers with its technical bravura.

Argentinian composer Astor Piazzola’s exciting and vibrant music is the inspiration for Tangazzo (2005), an intoxicating look into the sultry dance of love and passion, where seduction is the catalyst for love.

Romeo and Juliet Appassionata (2010) thrillingly condenses the tale of star-crossed young lovers whose passion for each other transcends familial rivalry and whose tragic end ultimately unites them forever.

Because they are a small ballet company (only six dancers), the performances are intimate, carefully crafted, rare and precious, captivating audiences through the movement of dance.

Tickets are $25 (adults) and $21 (seniors and students) available at Bo Peep Boutique, Quesnel Music, Save-On Foods, C&R Video or at the door.