Brave Theatre

Ubique Arte

Kelowna

Jesus Christ Superstar

The health and well being of our cast, crew & audiences is our top priority. We have been following the COVID-19 outbreak in British Columbia and closely following the recommendations of the Province & Public Health Agency of Canada. We will continue to take our lead from them, and provide updates as things progress.

Ubique Arte - Kelowna's performing arts Company

About Us

Ubique Arte: the collective of beautiful, creative and significant art. Here and everywhere.
Our ambition is to make brave theatre. Through the ethos of collaboration, empowerment, creativity and artistic integrity, we aspire to produce truly authentic performance art. 
Ubique, not only a poem written by Rudyard Kipling, was the motto of my grandfather’s artillery battalion and of course all other artillery as part of the British forces. My father’s house in Ladysmith, South Africa was called Ubique. It looked out over Umbiwambe, the mountain that the Boer fired their long Tom cannons from during the Siege of Ladysmith. 
Because Ubique Arte came about from honouring my background, it’s important to me that we represent and practice inclusivity, diversity and freedom. Coming from South Africa, growing up in Canada and having lived in the United Kingdom, it’s important that we all share a sense of community and belonging to the earth. As Johnny Clegg used to say, “we are the scatterlings of Africa!”.
 

Artistic Director Siobhan Barker

Siobhan Barker is Artistic Director of Ubique Arte. Having founded the company in 2019, she is responsible for driving the artistic direction of the company. She is committed to the promotion of creativity and artistic excellence, developing talent and widening the collaborative theatrical platform in the Okanagan. 
 
Siobhan is an immigrant from South Africa. She grew up in Kelowna completing her balletic training at the Canadian School of Ballet and the Banff Centre for the Fine Arts. She went on to dance professionally with Ballet Kelowna and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. After transferring her talents to theatre, she graduated from The Canadian College of Performing Arts having focussed her studies on dance and choreography. Her repertory includes ballets such as Swan Lake, Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge The Ballet, and The Nutcracker, as well as theatre productions like Les Miserables, Chicago, Spring Awakening, Young Frankenstein, Mary Poppins, Metamorphoses and Age of Arousal. She has worked with many leading figures in theatre and dance including Michael Shamata, Matthew Howe, James Fagan Tait, Glynis Leyshon, Brian Macdonald, Vicki St. Denys, Laura Krewski, Jorden Morris, Stephane Leonard, and Andre Lewis. 
 
Barker has returned to Canada after living and working in London, UK, where she gained more experience working at the Victoria Palace Theatre and the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Having worked with such influential people in today’s performance art scene, she’s bringing all her knowledge to the Okanagan.

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