A collaboration with four renowned guest companies

Join Ballet West and several of America’s most esteemed ballet companies over two weekends as we celebrate new works from around the country. Experience this unprecedented event with two different programs in the new Eccles Theater, which will feature world premieres by Nicolo Fonte and Val Caniparoli for Ballet West.

The first weekend (May 19-20) will feature:

  • Sarasota Ballet – Presenting gifted choreographer Richardo Graziano’s ethereal and haunting In a State of Weightlessness, which premiered at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in August 2015.
  • Pennsylvania Ballet – Bringing THE ACCIDENTAL, a contemporary ballet choreographed by Trey McIntyre in 2014 that allows the dancers to play off each other, using the weight of their partners as obstacles to overcome with grace.
  • Ballet West – Premiering Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s fourth World Premiere for Ballet West. The seventh of his works the Company has mounted since 2012, it will showcase Fonte’s unique brand of musicality, physicality, and fascination that Ballet West audiences have come to adore through pieces such as Bolero, Almost Tango, and The Rite of Spring.

The second weekend (May 26-27) will feature:

  • Seattle’s Pacific Northwest Ballet – Staging the exciting, internationally-recognized choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Before After, a pas de deux created in 2002 for the Dutch National Ballet about a relationship that is coming to an end.
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre – Presenting Terra, a new creation from esteemed choreographer Helen Pickett, set to an original score by American composer Jeff Beal of House of Cards Pickett has a flair for drama, and this latest production takes inspiration from indigenous dances of the world, contemporary ballet, and Joseph Campbell’s work on myth and metaphor.
  • Ballet West – Presenting a World Premiere by world renowned choreographer, Val Caniparoli, whose untitled new work (currently in creation) will be powerful, athletic, and hypnotic, inspired by Lou Harrison’s “Concerto For Pipa and String Orchestra.”

 

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