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A Streetcar Named Desire – Ballet Kelowna
October 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$15.00 – $35.00
Venables Theatre is thrilled to welcome back Ballet Kelowna to perform their first full-length ballet “A Streetcar Named Desire”.
Adapted from Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize winning classic, the work explores poignant themes that echo today’s headlines: shifting social mores; power and dominance; gender stereotyping; and politics. This adaptation of “A Streetcar Named Desire” tells the story of two sisters – one clinging to a bygone era, the other embracing the reality of post-WW2 life in America. Weaving between past and present, between real-time New Orleans and old-world Mississippi, the work’s dreamlike transitions are particularly well-suited to balletic interpretation.
Hailed as “an impressive achievement” (The Globe and Mail) following its world premiere in 2006, the remount of choreographer John Alleyne’s “Streetcar” aligns with Ballet Kelowna’s mandate to encourage and promote the work of Canadian choreographers. Experience nine Ballet Kelowna dancers supported by emerging artists from the Victoria Academy of Ballet perform this stunning work, set to the original jazz score by award winning BC-based composer Tobin Stokes.
TICKETS: $35 adults, $15 students