BALLET WEST INVITED TO RETURN TO THE JOYCE THEATER IN NEW YORK CITY THIS FALL

SALT LAKE CITY – July 11, 2017 – Following its sold-out debut in 2015, Ballet West has been invited to return to the renowned Joyce Theater, October 11-14 for five performances.

The Company will return with two New York premieres: Resident Choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s powerful Fox on the Doorstep and Val Caniparoli’s dynamic Dances for Lou. Both works premiered at the National Choreographic Festival this May and were hailed by audiences and critics alike as exciting new additions to the Ballet West repertoire. Along with an excerpt from George Balanchine’s lush Chaconne, a preview excerpt by Spanish choreographer Africa Guzman will round out the program; her full ballet will premiere as part of Ballet West’s 2018 National Choreographic Festival.

“We are thrilled to return to The Joyce,” said CEO and Artistic Director Adam Sklute. “Unique and inspiring new creations by great choreographers have become one of the hallmarks of our repertoire, and we are proud to present them to New York audiences. I also hope New York will appreciate our commitment to the work of George Balanchine, which holds such a strong historical place with Ballet West.”

The cost of the tour has been partially underwritten by a lead gift from the Quinney Family. “The Quinney Family are longtime friends of Ballet West. We are most grateful for the multi-generational relationships with the family and the collective vision we share for the Company,” said Sklute. Speaking on behalf of the family, Frederick Q. Lawson said, “This tour to New York is a most exciting opportunity for Ballet West, and will once again show to the world the beauty, grace, and talent we exalt in Utah.”

Limited number of tickets are now on sale and start at just $10 and can be purchased by calling 212-242-0800 or online at www.joyce.org. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City.