PHOTOS: Magic and dance take over SOEC as Celtic Illusion arrives in Penticton

The internationally acclaimed Celtic Illusion stopped at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday night, April 8, for its 10-year anniversary “Reimagined” tour. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)The internationally acclaimed Celtic Illusion stopped at Penticton’s South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday night, April 8, for its 10-year anniversary “Reimagined” tour. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Celtic Illusion takes elements from several different art forms to make their act come to life. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)Celtic Illusion takes elements from several different art forms to make their act come to life. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
The Reimagined Tour features new illusions and choreography, keeping audience members who have seen the multi-talented before guessing. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)The Reimagined Tour features new illusions and choreography, keeping audience members who have seen the multi-talented before guessing. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Celtic Illusion cites their influences as “Fosse and Michael Jackson with a Broadway-style. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)Celtic Illusion cites their influences as “Fosse and Michael Jackson with a Broadway-style. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
Illusions are regularly combined with Irish music and dance during the performance. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)Illusions are regularly combined with Irish music and dance during the performance. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

Those in attendance at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Friday, April 8, were treated to Irish dance and music while being mesmerized by grand illusions.

Critically-acclaimed touring act Celtic Illusion made a stop in Penticton to show off some new choreography and never-before-seen magic.

The performance combined both elements of the artform and even included some musical scores inspired by “Michael Jackson in Broadway-style,” according to the act’s biography.

Celtic Illusion, created by Australian-born Anthony Street in 2011, arrived in Canada for the first time in 2020, which included an appearance at the SOEC in February.

The cast of multi-talented performers is currently on their Reimagined Tour to celebrate the act’s 10th-anniversary.

Penticton is the fourth Canadian city in 2022 to welcome the Celtic Illusion.

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Members from both Riverdance and Lord of the Dance, along with Street, collaborated on Friday night to make the production come to life for the South Okanagan audience.

The act’s appearance marks the start of a busy month at the SOEC.

Alice Cooper, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick and Penticton Vees playoff hockey will all be featured at the venue in April.

People can purchase tickets to SOEC events at valleyfirsttix.com.


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