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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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  • October 2020

    Dracula – Ballet West

    Starts: October 23

    OCTOBER 23–31, 2020 Planned especially for the Halloween season. Enter a world of gothic grandeur in this lavish neo-Romantic production. Ben Stevenson’s Dracula is an immersive melodrama that unfolds with aweinspiring theatrics, vampire brides, stunning sets, and exploding chandeliers. The iconic tale is told with drama and sweeping choreography that adds layers of artistry and entertainment to every element of the production.

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  • November 2020

    Nine Sinatra Songs – Ballet West

    Starts: November 6

    With Almost Tango and Return to a Strange Land NOVEMBER 6–14, 2020 Ballet West’s resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s Almost Tango, a ballet that highlights his unique take on the passionate style of the Argentinean dance of the same name. Return to a Strange Land, choreographed by Jiří Kylián in 1975 as an elegy to his mentor, the late John Cranko. Tharp’s 1982 Nine Sinatra Songs, is considered a classic of late 20th century choreography, featuring costumes designed by Oscar de…

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  • December 2020

    The Nutcracker – Ballet West

    Starts: December 11

    December 11–26, 2020 Whether you’ve witnessed it once or a hundred times, the magic of The Nutcracker never fades. Bask in the glow of a holiday tradition that has brought joy to millions. Amplify your family’s festive cheer with Clara’s timeless story, Tchaikovsky’s unforgettable score, and Willam Christensen’s iconic choreography.

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  • February 2021

    Romeo and Juliet – Ballet West

    Starts: February 12, 2021

    February 12–20, 2021 After a long hiatus, Michael Smuin was an early student of Willam Christensen and became distinguished in his own right. Smuin’s dynamic Romeo and Juliet is an energetic version of Shakespeare’s epic and beloved story. Intensely human, it is conveyed through emotive choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s dramatic score.

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  • April 2021

    Rodeo – Ballet West

    Starts: April 9, 2021

    With Glass Pieces and Belles-Lettres April 9–17, 2021 Glass Pieces, Jerome Robbins’ pioneering masterpiece set to music by Philip Glass. Belles-Lettres, an ardent and romantic ballet from current worldwide phenomenon Justin Peck. Agnes de Mille’s Rodeo, is an upbeat celebration of the character of the American West underlined by Aaron Copland’s famous score.

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  • May 2021

    World Choreographic Festival – Ballet West

    Starts: May 6, 2021

    MAY 6–8, 2021 Once again, audiences will see dancers and choreographers exploring their art form in intriguing and cutting-edge new creations. This year, choreographers from within Ballet West will create new works alongside Scottish Ballet’s Resident Choreographer Sophie Laplane, whose ballets have been seen around the world and called “gorgeously humanistic” by The Telegraph.

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