Catching Up with Live Artist, Dancer, Choreographer Tanja Woloshen

by Brit Bachmann Tanja Woloshen is a live artist, dancer, choreographer and teacher from Winnipeg, currently based in the Okanagan. She is a UBCO MFA candidate, and Room for the Underdog marks the end of her degree. Although this weekend’s performance encompasses many themes, it is primarily an exploration of queer and gender studies. Tanja, being one of the most manically difficult women to pin down, agreed to an email interview: BB: It is impossible... Read More

Summer Arts Scene for Youth – getting ready for Summer 2012

by Laurie Carter – Okanagan Life Magazine Summer camp can mean different things to different kids, from bad food and bullies, to lifelong friendships and golden memories. The Summer Arts Scene for Youth (SASFY) seems to fit the golden-memories category. Last year’s camp ended with the kids throwing homemade boomerangs out over the audience at the end of their first Culminating Gala Arts Extravaganza. Thanks to Westsiders Claudia Kargl and... Read More

Okanagan’s Talented Kids – TOP TEN Announced

by Ryan Donn  Earlier this spring an audition was held at the RCA to discover our Okanagan’s Talented Kids. The goal was to connect performance opportunities to the best of our rising stars throughout the Okanagan to the Top Ten Talented Kids. Congratulations to the Top Ten! Ronan Bradford Ashley Berg & Jade Williams Jesse Mast Joslynn Jackson Emily Draper, Janel Filipiak & Julia Cherill Nathan Bragolisse Taylor Hickson Beamer Wigley Megan... Read More

10 Artists, 10 Minutes Each, $10 – You Won’t Get This Anywhere Else

by Graham Ord 10 10 10 is essentially and evening with Ten Artists from various disciplines performing for Ten minutes each and it costs Ten bucks to see the show…. It is part of a series of three events that the lead up to our annual Music and Arts Festival called Lille Gard held over the July long weekend.   The idea for 10 10 10 came together after an artist retreat that TribeHouse hosted last fall where the various artists attending performed... Read More

Theatre in the Okanagan: Jackie Faulkner

Jackie Faulkner is a new-old transplant from Vancouver, originally from Enderby, who is behind the new theatrical production of Mary’s Wedding which will run in Kelowna this coming summer. With a background in dance and theatre, Jackie has taken like a duck to water in the Okanagan theatrical community: working as the Dance Outreach Coordinator at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre, performing in Innerfish’s most recent production... Read More

The Shatford Centre and How it Came to Be: An Introduction

by Jane Shaak Introducing the Shatford Centre, Penticton Shatford Centre/Okanagan School of the Arts is an entrepreneurial creativity centre located in the heart of the city of Penticton. It is currently in Phase Two, which is enhancements and upgrades to this 30,000 sq ft community facility on 2 acres of the Penticton Secondary Campus. Phase One was completed on March 31st, 2011 through the Community Adjustment Fund with the stimulus of the Government... Read More

TOMORROW: Alonzo King’s Visionary Choreography in LINES Ballet – Vernon, March 6th

By Staff Writer – Vernon Morning Star A dancer presses his body into the outline of a cone of light; the halo lifts upwards, a shofar sounds its lament, and Resin begins. The piece is the first of two dances that will be performed by LINES Ballet at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre March 6. This world renowned dance company will be presenting both Resin and Scheherazade, which marks the fourth show in the Vernon Performing Arts Centre Society’s... Read More

Okanagan Arts Awards – AND THE WINNERS ARE:

For those of you who missed the Okanagan Arts Awards Saturday night in Kelowna, you missed a fabulous evening. This was the first time I had attended the gala awards evening and I was thoroughly impressed! I practically didn’t even need to tune into the Oscars (I still did anyway), the production was that good. The evening was hosted by the poised pairing of Q103.1‘s Troy Scott and Cheryl Gillespie – who were both decked out to the... Read More