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In the Name of Love: FEARLESS

2nd Annual Variety Cabaret Showcase, featuring the highest class in performance talent throughout the Okanagan. Proceeds towards In the Name of Love Fund, providing adequate mental health services to the LGBTQ2+ community.

 

Event Description:

FEARLESS 2020

From 1920-2020; Grab your most glamorous and outrageous vintage outfits and journey through 100 years of fabulous and forbidden LGBTQ2+ history at our Speakeasy.

FEARLESS commemorates the path of unbreakable, resilient and FEARLESS folks who changed the course of history simply by existing in resistance. In the last 100 years, we have seen everything from the legalization of gay activities, to the rise of the LGBTQ2+ flags on Parliament. Imagine what we will see in the next 100 years with the same FEARLESS spirit.

We now welcome you to the most exclusive and intimate event of 2020:

Guests will be given the secret location & password upon ticket purchase. Guests will be entertained throughout the night by the most sought out entertainers in the Okangan. If the lavish decor and intoxicating performances aren’t enough, you’ll have the opportunity to view some of the best visual arts at our onsite exhibit and silent auction.

–Best Costume Prize | Silent Art Auction & Exhibit | Cocktails & Mocktails | Appies | Highly Sought Out Performing Artists | The Most Unforgettable Night of Your Life–

**Please note, we wish to create an inclusive and safe space for our staff & participants. Costumes should not include black/brown face, or religious symbols that do not belong to you. We encourage gender expression without bounds, as long as it is tasteful and respectful to the Trans community (ie; expression should not be done as a joke or in a mocking sense). Have questions about the appropriateness of your costume? Contact us and we will help! info@boundlessbellydance.com

Saudade

Six men, one hour, and a feeling of longing and melancholy, stunningly expressed through the collision of elegant balletic lines and dynamic, street-style energy.

You do not want to miss Saudade – a contemporary dance created by LGBTQ2+ artist, Joshua Beamish.

Beamish has created in collaboration with The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Dutch National/Het Nationale Ballet Junior Company, Cape Town Opera, Vancouver Opera, New York City Ballet Principals Wendy Whelan for Restless Creature and Ashley Bouder for The Ashley Bouder Project, and many more.

On Friday, March 13, he brings his work to Kelowna’s Mary Irwin Theatre (inside the Rotary Centre for the Arts – 421 Cawston Ave.) at 7:30 pm. Tickets start at $28.

“As Saudade came to a close and the audience roared, this quote by Maya Angelou came to mind, “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” Beamish’s cast spoke with the most brilliant dance vocabulary but the feeling of saudade that swirled inside me as the men glided across the floor is what I’ll never forget.” – Madison Embrey, New York Rag on Saudade by Joshua Beamish

Dynamic, Elegant Contemporary Dance to Return to Kelowna This March

Joshua Beamish has a gift. Originally from Kelowna, the LGBTQ2+ artist has created in collaboration with The Royal Ballet, The National Ballet of Canada, Dutch National/Het Nationale Ballet Junior Company, Cape Town Opera, Vancouver Opera, New York City Ballet Principals Wendy Whelan for Restless Creature and Ashley Bouder for The Ashley Bouder Project, and many more.

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Beamish is returning to his hometown with Saudade – a contemporary dance named after a Portuguese word which translates as nostalgia; longing; missing; yearning. The March show will take place at the Mary Irwin Theatre in downtown Kelowna’s Rotary Centre for the Arts. Saudade represents Beamish’s first Kelowna performance in five years. 

Audiences can expect “six men, one hour, and a feeling of longing and melancholy, stunningly expressed through the collision of elegant balletic lines and dynamic, street-style energy.” Tickets for the show range from $28 – $40 and are on sale now (they can be purchased HERE).

Karma Lacoff Nieoczym is the Theatre Programming Coordinator for the Mary Irwin Theatre and she believes Kelowna audiences are in for a treat:

“I am excited to see Joshua return to Kelowna after my exposure to his dancing and choreography in Vancouver in 2007 as he started his career at the Dancing on the Edge Festival.”

Madison Embrey from New York Rag is certainly a big fan of Beamish and Saudade:

“As Saudade came to a close and the audience roared, this quote by Maya Angelou came to mind, “At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel.” Beamish’s cast spoke with the most brilliant dance vocabulary but the feeling of saudade that swirled inside me as the men glided across the floor is what I’ll never forget.”

Joshua Beamish brings Saudade to the Rotary Centre for the Arts (421 Cawston Ave.) on Friday, March 13, 2020, at 7:30 pm. Tickets range from $28 – $40 and can be purchased HERE.

Fall Women’s Dance

COME ON OUT LADIES TO OUR FALL DANCE,….in Kelowna…..
get your tickets from Louise Hyatt by e transfer, or Laurie Taylor will have tickets available soon, she is in Kelowna

more details on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/events/1085834674947824/

FruitCake: Moist

FruitCake is about to get very WET. This is FruitCake: Moist AKA the official afterparty for MOIST 2.0 + Level Nightclub.

We’re holding the event on the 3rd floor of the club previously known as Level with Dj Roberto Styles.

Admission is $10 at the door (no pre-sales due to limited capacity). Please enter via the back alley. Unfortunately, the venue is not accessible as there are steep stairs to gain access.

Please note that there will not be a drag performance at this FruitCake but there will be some queens in attendance.

Venue Note:

The host venue abides by safety and security standards which include the use of proper footwear and having two pieces of identification available at all times. You will not be permitted inside the venue if you are wearing flip-flops or sandals and may be denied entry if unable to provide identification at request. Thank you! Let’s party.