Salt Lake City-based Ballet West is bringing its repertory program, “Works from Within,” to Dixie State University for its first efficiency in St. George in additional than 20 years. 

Part of the Celebrity Concert Series, Ballet West’s program options 4 world-premiere works choreographed by way of corporate artists.

“I am thrilled to present our art form in St. George,” mentioned Adam Sklute, Ballet West creative director. “Being able to tour this program to St. George and beyond gives us a chance to expand people’s horizons in limitless ways. I am excited by the four choreographers’ ideas, which will produce fascinating works.”

Several corporate dancers offered brief remedies of the works within the fall, and Sklute decided on those 4 to be expanded right into a complete night time’s repertoire.

In “But A Dream,” Principal Artist Emily Adams created an introspective paintings for 8 dancers to excerpts from “Man on Wire,” by way of Michael Nyman. This is Adams’ 3rd paintings commissioned by way of Ballet West.

Soloist Katlyn Addison’s “Hidden Voices” makes use of Antonín  Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12 “American,” which was once impressed by way of African American religious song. Repeated buzzing all through the ballet is homage to the muse of the paintings. This is Addison’s 2d fee for Ballet West.

For the introduction of “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” Principal Artist Adrian Fry was once impressed by way of the vintage tale from Hans Christian Andersen; the piece is ready to song by way of Philip Glass. Fry has created works across the nation, and that is his fourth fee for Ballet West.

“’68,” staged by way of First Soloist Christopher Sellars, is a colourful tribute to choreographer Michael Kidd and the popular culture of 1968. With a solid of 17, the paintings options the jazz lines of Gil Evans and costuming by way of Ballet West Costume Shop, founded off designs from a 1968 Sears catalog.

Dixie State’s Celebrity Concert Series continues on March 13, when it hosts the Glenn Miller Orchestra. The Glenn Miller Orchestra honors the swing song of the American giant band musician, arranger, composer and bandleader.


Ballet West’s “Works from Within”

When: March 1 at 7:30 p.m. 

Where: M.Okay. Cox Performing Arts Center, 325 S. 700 East, St. George

Tickets: $30 at, calling 435-652-7800, or on the door


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