Hoping for ballet in Golden

Bill Usher, Executive Director of Kicking Horse Culture, responds

In last week’s issue, Bryan Kelly-McArthur wrote a letter about Ballet Kelowna not coming to Golden in 2012.

I’ve reached out to Bryan personally with an update and wanted to clear up those misunderstandings here in the paper too.

In fact, KHC has been in contact with Ballet Kelowna by phone and email since last April trying to work out a date for the 2012-13 season.

And, we have come up with a tentative date for a stop in Golden on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 as they tour along the highway for shows in Calgary.

So, contrary to Bryan’s information in his letter, KHC would very much like to continue to bring Ballet Kelowna to town – as we have now for many years – especially in the “new” Great Hall.

Finally we can offer the dancers proper dressing rooms and the female dancers won’t have to change in the electrical room as they did in the past.

Yay!

In addition, we have also been promoting the participation of Ballet Kelowna’s production manager Tom Bradshaw in the Civic Centre’s upcoming opening celebration week.

Tom will be in Golden on Dec. 28 to train our lighting and production volunteers throughout the week’s events.

Much of the thought and design put into the stage and backstage areas has been to build a performance capacity that would encourage more dance, more theatre and more classical music presentations in the hall – shows that we didn’t have the ability welcome before.

Booking a series of shows has many variables to consider.

Here’s an extract from a News Post (Who Books the Shows?) that I wrote on KickingHorseCulture.ca:

“To put together a LIVE Kicks season or a SUMMER Kicks season of shows (that’s close to two dozen annually), I am constantly looking at who’s on the road, when are they coming along the highway, and how much do they cost?

I’m also juggling to make sure we can present some variety in music, some theatre, some dance.

I’m always trying to make sure I book artists that I think Golden wants to see or artists that Golden doesn’t know anything about – yet – but, will be delighted when they discover them.

Last but not least, we have to figure out all the expenses and all the revenues and hope that over a season of shows we can break even.”

Read the full story online by Googling “Who books the shows.”

For all you need to know about KHC events visit our website or drop into our office at the Art Gallery of Golden and we’ll be happy to let you know.

Cheers,

Bill Usher,

Executive Director,

Kicking Horse Culture

 

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