March 22, 2019 11:18 pm
Updated: March 23, 2019 1:41 pm

‘Ovation’ production hits the stage in honour of West Island charity

WATCH: Sonia Balazovjech Dance Company performs its eighth charity production, Ovation. Global News takes you inside the interactive show.


Spectators came out to Locale 514 in Mount Royal to see the Sonia Balazovjech Dance Company’s eighth charity production, Ovation.

“We tackle (the) benefit of the performing arts on education, how it heals and its impact human contact and communication,” explained Balazovjech ahead of Friday’s performance.

The volunteer troupe has been working on the production for over a year.

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The proceeds from the show go to support Overture with the Arts, a non-profit organization on the West Island that offers low-cost and free performing arts education. Its goal next year is to build the west island’s first performing arts centre.

“What better partnership than a dance company raising funds for an arts centre,” said Balazovjech.

READ MORE: West Island dance company performs to raise money for local organizations

According to producer Robert Lynch, the 90-minute interactive performance is curated to create an immersive experience.

“Everything from the lighting, how the audience is sitting, the sound, the design, is one artistic element,” said Lynch.

The final performance of Ovation takes place Saturday, March 23 at Locale 514 in Mount Royal.

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