Older & Reckless Kelowna!
Exciting news to share!
Our 20th anniversary program, Older & Reckless: 20 years of Age on Stage will be presented by the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna BC on Saturday, May 1 at 7:00pm BC PDT (10:00pm EDT)!
We are honoured to share our program with the BC audience- featuring 4 commissioned dance films including William Yong’s award-winning Noppera-bō 野箆坊 with Denise Fujiwara, video excerpts of 2 outdoor works with 31 dance artists and 10 community movers and testimonials from colleagues across the country.
From Artistic Director Claudia Moore
“It was thrilling to present Older & Reckless in Kelowna in June 2018 as part of Rotary Centre for the Arts’ terrific Creative Aging Festival. That event featured stellar performers Simone Orlando (AD Ballet Kelowna), Stelio Calagias (Front Street Dance, Nelson BC), Cori Derickson (Westbank First Nations), Joe Laughlin (AD Joe Ink), plus 18 local community dancers- and I performed for my granddaughter! We are so excited for our ongoing relationship with RCA and the enthusiastic Kelowna community!”
Also- hot off the press - Karma Lacoff Nieoczym, the Rotary Centre for the Arts’ Theatre Programming Coordinator who is working with MOonhORsE for our O&R 20th livestream, has just received the 2020 Honour in the Arts Award from The City of Kelowna! Karma is a leader who passionately wears many hats and is well known for her roles with several Okanagan organizations. Congratulations, Karma!
Older & Reckless Workshops
Presented in partnership with Rotary Centre for the Arts
April 27 & April 30
10:00am - 11:00am BC Time PDT (1:00pm - 2:00pm Toronto Time EDT)
Online Via Zoom
Open to all levels and backgrounds
Tuesday April 27 – MOVEMENT WITH THE TREES with Julia Aplin
Julia is inspired by the teachings of the trees, the depth of humanity witnessed during our isolation and the beauty of our blue planet as it spins on through the vast universe. Julia's class is part choreographed and part improvised-- guided frameworks to explore our humanity through movement expression. Full of energizing dance fun to inspire and uplift!
Friday April 30 - VERNACULAR JAZZ with Natasha Powell
Vernacular Jazz is a collection of dances created in the African-American communities during the late 1800’s through mid 1900’s, to jazz and swing music. From the Charleston to the shimmy, to Snake Hips, to the Suzy Q, we’ll dance to some snazzy rhythms while learning the moves and grooves of original jazz dancing. Popular with movers of all ages, Natasha's classes leave everyone smiling!