WINTER STREAMING SERIES: THE BEST OF BALLET WEST

This week, Ballet West launches Winter Streaming: The Best of Ballet West, a six-week series of archival ballets edited and uploaded free of charge to Ballet West’s social media platforms. The first curated ballet will be Kurt Jooss’ groundbreaking work, The Green Table. The ballet depicts the futility of peace negotiations during World War I. Premiering in France in 1932, Ballet West first performed it on April 7, 2017 to high acclaim. One critic said, “The Green Table by Ballet West is a masterpiece, I cannot imagine a more timely and needed message.”

“I have selected ballets that show the diversity of repertoire and talent of our dancers for this series,” said Artistic Director Adam Sklute. “These works mean so much to me, and to our Company, and I am happy to share them free of charge. Perhaps by doing so, we cultivate future ballet patrons and inspire young dancers. It is exciting, in this era of stay-at-home-performing-arts, that we are reaching new and diverse audiences.”

Each week’s release will be accompanied by a Director’s Pointe from Sklute, and the ballet will be uploaded at 4pm EST every Friday on Facebook and YouTube. The performance will be available for one week.

SCHEDULE 

January 26           Director’s Pointe, The Green Table
January 29           Kurt Jooss’ The Green Table
A powerful study of the tragedy and futility of war.

February 2           Director’s Pointe, George Balanchine Emeralds
February 5           George Balanchine’s Emeralds
Jewels is George Balanchine’s masterpiece with three works that show the true beauty and dynamism of the Company. Emeralds is a sublime glimpse of French mystery, Rubies is an American athletic explosion, and the performance ends with the grand-scale Russian pageantry of Diamonds.

February 9           Director’s Pointe, Val Caniparoli’s Dances for Lou
February 12        Val Caniparoli’s Dances for Lou
Powerful, athletic, and hypnotic, inspired by Lou Harrison’s “Concerto For Pipa and String Orchestra.”

February 16        Director’s Pointe, George Balanchine’s Rubies
February 19        George Balanchine’s Rubies

 

February 23        Director’s Pointe, Garrett Smith’s Facades
February 26        Garrett Smith’s Facades
Utah native choreographer Garrett Smith’s fascinating and innovative look at self-awareness through a Baroque eye.

March 2                Director’s Pointe, George Balanchine’s Diamonds
March 5                George Balanchine’s Diamonds

This series is proudly sponsored by BMW of Murray.