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Ballet Kelowna & Judy Russell Presents Elles:Extraordinary Dance Created By Women

At a time when women’s vision is roaring to the forefront across a range of artistic endeavors,
Ballet Kelowna is proud to present work created by some of Canada’s most accomplished female artists in
Elles: Extraordinary Dance Created by Women, February 2, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Kelowna Community
Theatre. This dynamic and vibrant mixed dance program features two world premieres by celebrated
Canadian choreographers Gioconda Barbuto and Alysa Pires - who is making her choreographic debut with
Ballet Kelowna, along with Folie à Cinq by Heather Myers and Glas by Gabrielle Lamb.
“In the world of ballet, female choreographers are rare,“ says Ballet Kelowna’s Artistic Director and CEO
Simone Orlando. “As the very first choreographer commissioned to create a new work for Ballet Kelowna
back in 2005, I am particularly proud of our company’s history of promoting women. By supporting the artistic
development of these female artists, we hope to inspire other companies to do the same. We want our
audiences to know that amazing work is being created right here in Kelowna, and that our emphasis on
supporting Canadian dance artists needs to be shared across the country.”