Rotary Centre for the Arts
We believe the arts to be an integral part of a healthy,
thriving community and are pleased to offer a season of Canada's
finest touring artists.
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW
www.SelectYourTickets.com or (250) 717-5304
PUERTAS - Fiona Malena Flamenco Ensemble
(Thu) Sept. 12, 2013 - 7:30 | $25/Advance, $30/Door
Passionately traditional and modern, "PUERTAS" is a doorway to a new artistic expression in the world of Flamenco.
PUERTAS is an explosive and passionately creative new work, with a story centered on four doors, portals to distinct cultures: Indian, Jewish, Arabic and Latin.
Unique elements including world instruments, video projection, digital technology and the entrancing sounds of Flamenco guitar enhance the experience, while dancers and musicians tell a story of each culture in a beautiful artistic dialogue.
Based in Seville Spain and strongly rooted in the tradition of flamenco, Canadian-born Flamenco dancer Fiona Malena (fionamalena.com) and the ensemble blend world-music, rhythms and captivating instruments such as Hang Drum, Sitar, Arabic Flute and Oude.
Woody Holler and his Orchestra
(Thu) Oct. 10, 2013 - 7:30 PM
Woody Holler hits the road with his yodeling western swing orchestra. Woody grew up hearing the songs of the cowboy. Although he was later trained in opera, a sense of belonging and nostalgia held him close to the early Western genre. Influenced by the crooning styles of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers as well as the rustic blue yodeling of Jimmy Rodgers and danceable swing of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, he developed his lyric yodel on the wide-open spaces of the Canadian Prairie.
Woody Holler's orchestra consists of Winnipeg's finest folk/jazz musicians creating a western swing style that Woody defines as "jazz from the saddle". Richard Moody on violin, Greg Lowe on guitar and Daniel Koulack on double bass add clever arrangements that are rich with virtuosity and style. The repertoire is eclectic, fun and fascinating, featuring finger-snapping swing beats, honey-slowed love croons, and show stopping "extreme" yodeling. Woody Holler was nominated for the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Awards as Traditional Vocalist of the Year. Since 1996, Woody has also been an opera singer performing under the name Darryl Brunger.
Sugar Skull Strut
Music by LOCARNO • Mexican Marketplace • Costume Strut
Prizes • Cash Bar
(Fri) Nov. 1, 2013 - 8:00 PM - Tickets $25/Adult
Strut your sugarskull best at our creative Day of the Dead Halloween alternative! Rotary Centre for the Arts is cooking up our first Sugar Skull Strut to take place Nov 1st. Sugar skulls are part of El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the Mexican celebration representing departed souls of loved ones.
Sugar Skulls are a beautiful art form that we're celebrating in this cross cultural event with artisans, musicians and community. Sugar Skull Strut is a new and unique communal spectacle combining traditional and modern interpretations with a parade of skeleton clad revellers, Marigold decorated ofrendas, a fabulous Mexican Artisan Marketplace, Margarita & Food Cash Bar, Sugar Skull face & costume Strut, prizes, Fire Poi & Black light faces by Kinshira, Okanagan Photo Star capturing your makeup magic, Mission Dance Flamenco Troupe and of course piñatas!
Locarno, the Latin project of Juno award winning musician and Paperboys frontman Tom Landa, will keep you dancing all nite. The music, like him, is part Mexican but with strong doses of Cuban Son, Folk Music, Pop and Funk.
It's not too early to start creating your Sugar Skull look, so gather your spirits and your party people!
TICKETS are only $25 at the RCA Box Office, 421 Cawston Ave. Kelowna, BC 250-717-5304 or online at SelectYourTickets.com. After party admission to Sapphire is included in your ticket.
MOTUS-O dance theatre - A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
(Thu) Nov 28, 2013 - 7:30 PM
For a man who believed in nothing…
in one night… he would believe in everything.
The night seemed like any other night for Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge… even though it was Christmas Eve. But his solitude would be invaded by three spirits; three chances for him to see what he had become… three chances to reflect… three chances for redemption.
MOTUS O dance theatre brings to the stage this classic story of greed and hope. Effortlessly weaving a range of dance styles, text and video you will follow our anti-hero Mr. Scrooge as he visits his faded hopes and his chilling fears propelling him to a heart stopping climax that unveils the true spirit of the season. Watch for the audition call for up to 30 local dancers and non-dancers who will train to perform with the troupe.
A thoughtful and fun filled performance for the whole family.
WARNING: Loud Laughter highly likely!
(Thu) Apr. 10, 2014 - 7:30 PM
The Japanese phenomenon of karoshi –
'death by overwork'
Karoshi is the Japanese term for death from illness brought on by extreme working conditions: it is compiled as a yearly statistic in Japan. The Japanese phenomenon of karoshi – 'death by overwork' – and the clash between extreme societal pressure and personal need inspire an ambitious and exciting work by Vancouver dance sensation Shay Kuebler. Kuebler's extensive study of karate and martial arts nurtured a lifelong fascination with Japanese culture, and he spent time researching material in Japan.
Combining physically explosive choreography for an outstanding all-male ensemble, live taiko drumming and innovative video, KAROSHI is a thrilling and visceral theatrical experience, full of maniacal energy and black humour. Kuebler is known as one of Vancouver's most dynamic performers, with an inimitable style that blends martial arts, hip hop and contemporary dance. www.shaykuebler.tumblr.com
WAM! Wine, Art & Music
(Sat) June 14, 2014 - 7:00 PM
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON! $80/each, Groups of 10 for $80/each
Sip, graze and groove through an evening with some of the Okanagan's best wineries, food producers, artisans and entertainers.
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