Event Listings

Our upcoming events are listed below:


Dinner with Matisse

Enjoy dinner at Modern West Fine Art gallery followed by a short lecture diving into George Balanchine’s acclaimed work, Le Chant du Rossignol (The Song of the Nightingale). In this discussion, Artistic Director Adam Sklute will look into the compelling combination of musicians, painters, and choreographers that made this work possible.




Ballets Russes

Explore the origins of Balanchine’s choreographic genius in this historic triple bill, reconstructing his most significant early works while living in France.


The Song of the Nightingale (Le Chant du Rossignol) is a tale of a mysterious songbird that cures an ailing Chinese emperor. What emerges is a parable about nature’s capacity to heal wounds, and the need for humanity to be led by beauty and light. Balanchine’s Apollo is as sparse and restrained as it is dramatic and powerful. His version follows the young god as he is ushered into adulthood by the muses of poetry, mime, and dance. Finally, Prodigal Son’s story of sin and redemption, taken from the Gospel of Luke, presents a universal message through an expressive score and provocative movement. .

Run time: approximately 2 hours 14 minutes, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

Single tickets on-sale September 3rd


Thank you to our Production Sponsors:

BMW of Salt Lake
The Barbara Barrington Jones Family Foundation




Beer & Ballet

Event Details

 

Friday, November 1, 2019

6:00 pm to 9 pm | Capitol Theater

 

Join Ballet West for Beer & Ballet, a special event that gives guests a special sneak preview of upcoming repertoire all while enjoying craft beer and pub fare. Ballet West II will be performing 2 pieces; Piece of My Heart and Divertimento.

  • 6:00 pm: Doors open, food and drinks in the Lobby
  • 7:00 pm: Performance (general admission seating, on a first-come, first-served basis)
  • 7:45 pm: Q & A
  • 7:55 pm: Drinks continue in the Lobby
  • 9:00 pm: Event ends

 

Tickets are $45 in advance, $50 at the door (if availability allows).

Price includes drink tickets (may also be used for non-alcoholic drinks).

Photo ID required for all attendees. 

No children under 18




Snow White

A classic fairy tale is reborn in this magical, brand new production.

The Grimms’ fairy tale receives an illustrious treatment in this Ballet West II world premiere. The newest installment in the Family Classics series, Snow White is presented in 90 minutes with guided narration and features the magic mirror, pointed apple, and mysterious dwarves that will keep the entire family on the edge of their seats!

Run time: approximately 45 minutes, subject to change

Ages 5 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

 




Nutcracker Holiday Event PC

Join us for an afternoon of Nutcracker magic for the entire family!

Event activities include:
-Performances by Ballet West's Academy
-Learn the choreography of the Nutcracker's Bear and Doll
-Decorate Nutcracker ornaments and delicious donuts
-Photos with Nutcracker characters

$10 per person (before fees)

Ballet West's Nutcracker Boutique available onsite.

We are grateful for the support from Newpark Hotel and Cuisine Unlimited!




The Nutcracker

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of an American masterpiece that originated with Ballet West founder, Willam Christensen.

In 1944, critics were stunned when Christensen staged the first full-length Nutcracker in America. “We can’t understand why a vehicle of such fantastic beauty and originality would not be produced in its entirety in this country until now,” reported the Sacramento Union.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

Single tickets on-sale October 3rdth




Nutcracker Tea

Single tickets on sale 10/3/2019

Enter a world of whimsy in Hotel Monaco's Paris Ballroom where characters from The Nutcracker create a fanciful environment for a tea party and light lunch. While you're there, learn about pointe shoes and costumes then meet and have your picture taken with the Artists of Ballet West, Ballet West II, and Ballet West Trainees.


$50 per person which includes all activities, light lunch, and a photo (available digitally on Facebook by December 24th)


Tea Party does not include performance tickets. You do not have to attend the performance to attend the party.




Giselle

One of the most beloved romantic ballets presented in this acclaimed production.

Since its Paris premiere in 1841, Giselle has been an instant triumph with audiences. A love story, a ghost story, and a tale of forgiveness from beyond the grave, Giselle is about a peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman, not knowing he is betrothed to another woman. When she finds out the truth, she goes mad and dies, only to become one of the Wilis, ghostly women who have been betrayed and must spend eternity haunting men. See why Giselle remains one of the most enduring masterpieces in ballet with this ethereal production reconceived by Artistic Director Adam Sklute.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

Single tickets on-sale September 3rd




Night of Shining Stars

A glittering evening featuring breathtaking performances by internationally-renowned dancers from companies around the world.


Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

Single tickets on-sale September 3rd




Bolero & The Dream

Dynamic power and comedic timing are on full display in this triple bill

Beachy, buoyant, and boisterous, this triple bill features The Dream, Sir Frederick Ashton’s charming and hilarious Victorian retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Ballet West will present work by renowned choreographer Justin Peck for the first time, marked by the company premiere of his California-inspired Paz de la Jolla. Finally, resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s acclaimed Bolero returns, with Ravel’s commanding score leading the charge.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS

Single tickets on-sale September 3rd




Choreographic Fest

The intimate Rose Wagner Theater will once again host renowned international companies, including the Singapore Dance Theater, Royal New Zealand Ballet, and Ballet West for one week of explosive new works that will explore the future of ballet.

Run time: approximately 2 hours, subject to change

Ages 8 and older, NO BABES IN ARMS