Once again, audiences will see dancers and choreographers exploring their art form in intriguing and cutting-edge new creations. This year, the festival will showcase an exciting first time collaboration between two Utah arts icons, the Sundance Institute and Ballet West. Principal Artist Emily Adams and Katy Jarzebowski, an alumna of Sundance Institute’s Music Film Program have been commissioned by Ballet West to create a new ballet with original choreography and a music score for a world premiere work.
Also included on the program is Return to a Strange Land, choreographed by Jiří Kylián in 1975 as an elegy to his mentor, the late John Cranko. The ballet, an exploration of Kylián’s own grief, features a stage strewn with autumn leaves as dancers move seamlessly through powerful architectural movements, accompanied by a haunting solo piano composition by Leoš Janáček.
Single tickets on sale TBD
ROSE WAGNER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
|PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE – SUBJECT TO CHANGE|
|May 6||Evening 7:30pm|
|May 7||Evening 7:30pm|
|May 8||Matinee 2pm|
|May 8||Evening 7:30pm|
CASTING – TO BE DETERMINED
FOR THE MOST ACCURATE LIST OF PERFORMERS, BE SURE TO CHECK THE CASTING BOARD IN THE LOBBY.