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April 2017

Journeys and Reflections

Starts: April 6, 2017 - April 7, 2017

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Chaconne | Façades | The Green Table APRIL 7-15, 2017 Three diverse masterpieces that will transport you. Three compelling works come to life in a program that explores the range of humanity. Take a journey to the Elysian. Fields of George Balanchine’s ethereal Chaconne. Continue to Façades, Utah native choreographer Garrett Smith’s fascinating and innovative look at self awareness through a Baroque eye. The evening comes to a commanding conclusion with the Ballet West premiere of Kurt Jooss’ masterwork The…

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  • The Little Mermaid – OSBA

    Starts: April 21, 2017 - April 22, 2017

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    Ballet West II April 22, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. Take a love-struck mermaid, a handsome prince, and a conniving sea witch. Blend with delightful music and dance and you have a recipe sure to make a splash – Ballet West’s The Little Mermaid. Join us as this Hans Christian Andersen tale comes to life through the artistry of the Ballet West II dancers. With enchanting music of Leo Delibes and brilliant costumes by David Huevel, Ballet West’s The Little Mermaid…

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  • May 2017

    National Choreographic Festival

    Starts: May 18, 2017 - May 19, 2017

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    Eccles Theatre MAY 19-27, 2017 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.

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  • October 2017

    Aladdin – Ballet West

    Starts: October 18, 2017 - October 19, 2017

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    Featuring Ballet West II & The Ballet West Academy October 19–22, 2017 Join the Ballet West II dancers and students from the Ballet West Academy for a magic carpet ride full of comedy, romance, and adventure. Follow an impoverished youth and an entire cast of colorful and magical characters as Aladdin strives to win the love of his beautiful princess and spoil the plans of the wicked magician.

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  • November 2017

    Carmina Burana – Ballet West

    Starts: November 2, 2017 - November 3, 2017

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    Carmina Burana with Serenade NOVEMBER 3-11, 2017 This world premiere, created by resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte, will surge with transformative power and drama when an immense chorus joins the dancers on-stage singing Carl Orff’s unforgettable score. The program will open with Serenade, a piece of ethereal beauty that spotlights the artistic craft and genius of George Balanchine, performed to Tchaikovsky’s lush and moving Serenade for Strings.

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  • The Nutcracker – OSBA

    Starts: November 23, 2017 - November 24, 2017

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    Ballet West November 24–25, 2017 A timeless tale of holiday magic, wonder and enchantment. The New York Times dance critic Alastair Macaulay called this classic version “one of the best productions I’ve ever seen.” Your holiday won’t be complete without it! For over 60 years the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association has come a long way to present to Ogden, music, ballet and dance performances of the highest artistic quality. Another exceptional season is upon us, featuring Utah’s most beloved Utah…

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  • February 2018

    Cinderella – Ballet West

    Starts: February 8, 2018 - February 9, 2018

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    FEBRUARY 9-25, 2018 Sir Frederick Ashton’s Cinderella is considered the world’s greatest version of this timeless fairy tale. In 2013, Sklute brought it to Utah, making Ballet West the second company in America allowed to perform this sparkling classic, which is filled with romance and comedy. With a visit from her fairy godmother, Cinderella is whisked off to the royal ball for a magical night with the handsome prince. Complete with a profound musical score by Sergei Prokofiev, this classic…

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  • April 2018

    The Shakespeare Suite – Ballet West

    Starts: April 12, 2018 - April 13, 2018

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    APRIL 13-21, 2018 With its elegance, wit, and theatricality, this program highlights some of Adam Sklute’s favorite works. Jiří Kylián’s highly athletic and profoundly emotional Return to a Strange Land deals with love and loss, set to the evocative piano music of Leoš Janáček. In 1958, modern dance pioneer Merce Cunningham created his unique Summerspace in collaboration with composer Morton Feldman and artist Robert Rauschenberg. Ballet West becomes one of a very few companies in the world to produce this…

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  • May 2018

    Aladdin – OSBA

    Starts: May 4, 2018 - May 5, 2018

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    with Ballet West II May 5, 2018 Follow a poor youth and an entire cast of colorful and magical characters as Aladdin strives to win the love of his beautiful princess and spoil the plans of the wicked magician. This performance is sure to be a magical carpet ride full of romance, comedy, and adventure. For over 60 years the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association has come a long way to present to Ogden, music, ballet and dance performances of the…

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  • National Choreographic Festival

    Starts: May 17, 2018 - May 18, 2018

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    MAY 18-26, 2018 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.

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  • October 2018

    Beauty and the Beast – Ballet West

    Starts: October 25, 2018 - October 26, 2018

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    OCTOBER 26-27, 2018 An enchanted ballet designed for children of all ages. Join the Ballet West II dancers and students from the Ballet West Academy for a magical one hour journey into the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast. Featuring full sets, costumes, and story narration, this family favorite follows Beauty and her tragic Beast in a tale of promise, friendship, and love.

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  • November 2018

    Jewels – Ballet West

    Starts: November 1, 2018 - November 2, 2018

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    NOVEMBER 2–10, 2018 Journey through quiet mystery, jazz-aged abandon, and imperial elegance. 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.

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  • February 2019

    First Date – Grand Theatre

    Starts: February 6, 2019 - February 7, 2019

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    FEBRUARY 7 – MARCH 2, 2019 When blind date newbie Aaron is set up with serial-dater Casey, a casual drink turns into a hilarious high-stakes dinner. In a delightful and unexpected twist, restaurant patrons transform into Casey and Aaron’s inner critics like supportive best friends, manipulative exes and protective parents who sing and dance them through ice-breakers, appetizers and potential conversational land mines.

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  • Swan Lake – Ballet West

    Starts: February 7, 2019 - February 8, 2019

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    FEBRUARY 8-23, 2019 A fairy tale of eternal devotion, evil sorcery, and the triumph of true love. The heartbreaking story of a sad prince, an evil magician, and a beautiful woman turned into a swan returns to the Capitol Theatre. Adam Sklute’s Swan Lake features expansive sets and costumes, theatricality, and some of the most challenging and powerful dance in ballet’s history.

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  • April 2019

    Onegin – Ballet West

    Starts: April 4, 2019 - April 5, 2019

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    APRIL 5–13, 2019 Young love leads to deadly consequences. Choreographer John Cranko is unmatched in his ability to tell complex love stories with opulent movement and passionate emotions. Created in 1965 and based on Alexander Pushkin’s revered verse-novel, Onegin follows the story of Tatiana as she falls for, and then is rejected by, a handsome stranger who realizes too late his tragic decisions.

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  • September 2019

    Onstage Ogden Preprint

    Starts: September 12, 2019

    2019–20 Season Onstage Ogden is a community arts nonprofit dedicated to promoting classical music and dance in the Greater Ogden area. We believe the arts have the power to inspire and uplift, and we are firmly committed to providing everyone in our community with greater access to the arts. Formerly known as Ogden Symphony Ballet Association (OSBA), Onstage Ogden has been presenting world-class classical music programs in Ogden for 70 years. Since then they have presented over 800 concerts. Each…

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  • October 2019

    Balanchine’s Ballets Russes – Ballet West

    Starts: October 25, 2019

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    October 25–November 2, 2019 The Song of the Nightingale (Le Chant du Rossignol) is a tale of a mysterious songbird that cures an ailing Chinese emperor. What emerges is a parable about nature’s capacity to heal wounds, and the need for humanity to be led by beauty and light. Balanchine’s Apollo is as sparse and restrained as it is dramatic and powerful. His version follows the young god as he is ushered into adulthood by the muses of poetry, mime,…

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  • November 2019

    Snow White – Ballet West II

    Starts: November 8, 2019

    November 8–9, 2019 A classic fairy tale is reborn in this magical, brand new production. The Grimms’ fairy tale receives an illustrious treatment in this Ballet West II world premiere. The newest installment in the Family Classics series, Snow White is presented in 90 minutes with guided narration and features the magic mirror, poisoned apple, and mysterious dwarves that will keep the entire family on the edge of their seats!

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  • February 2020

    Giselle – Ballet West

    Starts: February 7

    February 7–15, 2020 One of the most beloved romantic ballets presented in this acclaimed production. Since its Paris premiere in 1841, Giselle has been an instant triumph with audiences. A love story, a ghost story, and a tale of forgiveness from beyond the grave, Giselle is about a peasant girl who falls in love with a nobleman, not knowing he is betrothed to another woman. When she finds out the truth, she goes mad and dies, only to become one…

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  • June 2020

    Bolero & The Dream – Ballet West

    Starts: June 12

    June 12 – June 20 Dynamic power and comedic timing are on full display. Based on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ashton’s Victorian retelling of the Bard’s ironic farce is both hilarious and charming and its music by Felix Mendelssohn is instantly recognizable. Ravel’s energetic score is combined with athletic and dynamic movement in Fonte’s acclaimed Bolero, being restaged for the first time since 2012.

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