Founded in 2002, Ballet Kelowna brings excellent, inspiring and memorable dance to audiences of all ages in Western Canada. The company presents numerous styles of dance from Canada's finest choreographers and embraces the precision and elegance of ballet technique to create original new works that captivate and engage today's diverse audiences. Serving as the only professional dance company in BC's Interior, Ballet Kelowna has toured to over 60 communities presenting evening programs, school shows and master classes.
Every dance [Ballet Kelowna] presented was a joyous celebration of the human spirit. St. Albert Gazette
This dance company is exceptional. I have never watched something so athletic, so beautiful, and so seemingly effortless. Audience Member, following the performance of Forward: A Mixed Repertory Programme at The Banff Centre (April 11, 2015)
Grade Suitability: Grade 6 - 12
Duration: 45 mins.
Capacity: 600+ students
Tech Requirements: Indoor space minimum 30' X 30': sprung floor - Ideally in a theatre. There are projections in this piece so a cyc is required.
Fee Range: $895 - $1,095 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)
Now, What, Like, When is a visionary new work created by youth and for youth, reflecting on the issues, challenges and emotions they face today. Renowned choreographer Matjash Mrozewski engaged with over 50 Okanagan youth in a dialogue on dance, art and life. Audio recordings from these workshops are woven into an original score by Owen Belton, while Ballet Kelowna company members articulate the young people's hopes, dreams and struggles through an expressive blend of classical ballet and contemporary dance.