Ballet Kelowna - Autumn

Ballet Kelowna's newest collection of dance featuring two company premieres and audience favourite MAMBO. 

The program opens with Schubert by choreographer John Alleyne. The work displays the ethereal transience of the autumnal season, celebrating the life of a dancer in three scenes: youth, beauty, and wisdom. Alleyne’s neo-classical piece set to Schubert’s breathtaking Trio in E Flat Major, Opus 100 will be performed by Ballet Kelowna’s full company of dancers.

Audience members will then be transported to the enchanted yet haunting seaside in the Western Canadian premiere of In Between by dance luminary Pires. Inspired by the constant churning and ebb and flow of the ocean, the work draws inspiration from nature and its powerful connection to our existence and features an original composition by composer Adam Sakiyama.

To conclude the evening’s program, audiences will be treated to the return of Ballet Kelowna commissioned MAMBO, choreographed by Pires. A colourful joie de vivre set to a vibrant soundtrack of Latin, swing, and jazz standards, MAMBO offers a gleeful retreat from the burdens of daily life.

Autumn is paired with Quails’ Gate Chardonnay. Known for its vivid fruit notes and freshness, Quails’ Gate’s Chardonnay pairs perfectly with the colours and crispness of the season as reflected in our Autumn program.  Raise a glass of this beautifully crafted wine as we toast the start of another season of spectacular dance.