Ballet Kelowna, under the leadership of Artistic Director and CEO Simone Orlando, presents signature contemporary works by Canada’s finest choreographers. The Company has toured to over 65 communities including recent debuts in Atlantic Canada and Quebec and has been invited to perform at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Toronto’s Fall for Dance North Festival, and Beijing’s China International Performing Arts Expo. Repertoire includes commissioned works by Gioconda Barbuto, Cameron Fraser-Monroe, Alysa Pires, Wen Wei Wang, Kirsten Wicklund, and many more.
Officer of the Order of Canada and Knight of the Ordre national du Québec, Margie Gillis is one of the most influential Canadian choreographers/dancers of the 20th and 21st centuries. In 2023, the Margie Gillis Dance Foundation celebrated 50 years of creation and dance, with a repertoire of more than one hundred works. Her pieces portray human weaknesses and vulnerabilities. They celebrate our hopes and the power of creation and healing.
Petrikor Danse focuses on interdisciplinary collaborative work. Its mandate is to provide audiences with complete artistic experiences that generate a place of reflection and dialogue. Petrikor seeks to democratize art by combining different art forms and investing in socially engaged subjects.
A true dance phenomenon, ZEUGMA DANCE combines step dancing and percussive dance with contemporary dance, creating an explosive movement vocabulary and a distinctive choreographic identity.
Their ground-breaking non-proscenium production CUBE was performed more than 200 times across 3 continents.