Set in a crowded dance hall, Almost Tango presents the rich cultural roots and passionate style of the Argentinian dance. Fonte is a master of creating relationships on stage that tell deeply emotional stories, “he is a storyteller first, and a brilliant choreographer second,” said the Deseret News. As with his Carmina Burana, Rite of Spring, or Fox on the Doorstep, Almost Tango speaks to the soul with both joy and heartache.
Choreography: Nicolo Fonte
Music: Laurie Anderson, Karl Jenkins, and Thomas Oboe Lee
Return to a Strange Land
After the great choreographer John Cranko’s premature death during a U.S. tour, Jiří Kylián and the Stuttgart Ballet described their arrival home without their mentor as a “return to a strange land.” The rumination became the title of Kylián’s tribute to his mentor featuring six dancers and a stage strewn with fallen leaves. The heart-rending work is set to a solo piano written by Czech composer Leoš Janáček.
Choreography: Jiří Kylián
Music: Leoš Janáček
Nine Sinatra Songs
One of Twyla Tharp’s most popular works, Nine Sinatra Songs presents glamorous portraits of seven couples that trace the arc of romantic relationships. The dancers swing, swirl, tango, and cha-cha through a glittering ballroom, all while being serenaded by the “Chairman of the Board.”
Choreography: Twyla Tharp
Music: Frank Sinatra
Single tickets on sale September 1
AT THE JANET QUINNEY LAWSON CAPITOL THEATRE
|November 6||Evening 7:30pm|
|November 7||Evening 7:30pm|
|November 12||Evening 7:30pm|
|November 14||Matinee 2pm|
|November 14||Evening 7:30pm|
CASTING – TO BE DETERMINED
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