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Fall arts guide: Ballet West premieres 'The Lottery,' while Ririe-Woodbury dances by the numbers

Published October 1, 2012 10:45 am
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Touring dance troupes, plus Utah's innovative home-grown companies, offer a variety of classic and contemporary performances throughout the season.

Ballet West

Oct. 27 • Annual Gala, featuring a "Dancing for Our Stars" competition.

Nov. 2-3, 7-10 • World premiere of Val Caniparoli's "The Lottery," plus a revival of resident choreographer Nicolo Fonte's "Bolero" and Helen Pickett's "But Never Doubt I Love."

Nov. 30-Dec. 29 • "The Nutcracker"

Info • Capitol Theatre, 50 W. 200 South, Salt Lake City. Curtain at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays.

Tickets • Season tickets are $54-$408; single tickets are $19-$75 at 801-869-6920 or www.balletwest.org or www.arttix.org.

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company

Dec. 13-15 • "Three," choreography by departing company artistic director Charlotte Boye-Christensen, including a premiere of "The Perfect Human" and a reprise of "But Seriously. …"

Info • Shows at 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City.

Tickets • $30; $15 students/seniors; at arttix.org or 801-355-2787; Season tickets $75 new; $85 renewal; $52 students; at www.ririewoodbury.com.

Repertory Dance Theatre

Oct. 4-6 • "Embark," featuring the Utah premiere of Merce Cunningham's 1965 "How to Pass, Kick, Fall and Run," with a sound-score by John Cage delivered by Bill Allred of X96's Radio from Hell and RDT's Ricklen Nobis; "Hello World," a multimedia collaboration between choreographer Jacque Bell and social psychologist Barton Poulson; a spotlight on the work of Michio Ito, and "Eight Seconds of Fame," with movement phrases suggested by community members.

Nov. 16-17 • "Time Capsule: A Century of Dance," a tour through 100 years of dance, spotlighting innovative 20th-century choreographers.

Info • Shows at 7:30 p.m. at Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City.

Tickets • $30 ($15 students/seniors); $20 for Thursday performances; subscription $90; at 801-355-2787 or www.arttix.org.

SB Dance Company

Dec. 1 • The annual "fund-rager," WTF!, a Bubble Wrap Ball, featuring performances, food and wine, and a dance party. Tickets $75, $125 couple; at www.arttix.org or 801-355-2787.

Info • At Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City. Company information at www.sbdance.com.


Oct. 15 • Works-in-progress by Molly Heller, Movement Forum, Mike Watkiss and Katherine Adler.

Nov. 19 • Works-in-progress by Karin Fenn, Eileen Rojas, Nancy Carter and Efren Corado.

Info • The ongoing performance series hosted by the nonprofit Ashley Anderson's Dances is free. 7:30 p.m. Masonic Temple, 650 E. South Temple, Salt lake City.

Odyssey Dance Theatre

Through Oct. 31 • With two casts, the dance company performs its annual production of "Thriller" in six Utah locations.

Through Oct. 7 • Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City; Thursday-Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 6 p.m.; $30-35 advance; $35-40 at the door; $25 advance for youth 12 and younger; $30 at the door; 435-649-9371, www.parkcityshows.com.

Oct. 5-6 • Val Browning Center, 1901 University Circle, Weber State University, Ogden; 7:30 p.m.; $23-$28 (discounts for WSU students) at 801-626-8500, www.weberstatetickets.com.

Oct. 10-13 • Covey Center for the Arts, 435 W. Center St., Provo; 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. Saturday matinee; $20-$25; 801-852-7007, www.CoveyCenter.org.

Oct. 10-30 • Kingsbury Hall, 1395 E. Presidents Circle, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City; 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. Saturday matinee; $25-$40; 801-581-7100, www.kingtix.com.

Oct. 19-20 • Utah State University's Kent Concert Hall, 600 N 1150 East, Logan; 7:30 p.m.; $20 advance, $25 at the door, USU students $10 advance, $15 at the door; 435-797-8022, http://arts.usu.edu.

Oct. 24-31 • Tuacahn Amphitheatre, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins; 7:30 p.m., except for 8 p.m. show on Oct. 31; $17.50-$30.50; 800-746-9882, www.tuacahn.org.

Info • Check www.odysseydance.com for ticket discounts.

Kingsbury Hall

Nov. 27 • Trey McIntyre Project, the Boise-based company of a sought-after choreographer whose ground-breaking work was labeled "21st-century ballet" by The Los Angeles Times.

Info • Performances at 7:30 p.m. 1395 E. Presidents Circle, University of Utah campus, Salt Lake City.

Tickets • $19.50-$24.50, $29.50; $5 for U. students, at 801-581-7100 or www.kingtix.com.

Brigham Young University Performing Arts

Oct. 3 • Beijing Dance Academy performs with the BYU Philharmonic, after students performed in a joint concert in Beijing in May 2011.

Oct. 4 • Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company, a six-person ensemble performing the choreographer's masterworks.

Also • East Meets West Dance package features $3 off on tickets to both performances. Pieces on the bill featuring both companies are"The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto" by Chen Gang and He Zhanbao and "Rodeo" by Aaron Copland.

Info • 7:30 p.m. at Harris Fine Arts Center's de Jong Concert Hall, BYU campus, Provo.

Tickets • $15 ($7 off with BYU or student ID; $3 discounts for seniors, BYU alumni); at 801-422-2981 or arts.byu.edu.

Park City Performing Arts Foundation

Nov. 2 • The second company of the famed African-American troupe, Ailey II, tours in new artistic director Troy Powell's first season.

Dec. 15 • Parsons Dance company, noted for its sexy athleticism and joyous movement.

Dec. 22 • Quixotic Fusion combines dance, music and aerialist acrobatics.

Info • 7:30 p.m. at 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City.

Tickets • $20-$67; at 435-655-3114; or visit ecclescenter.org.

Utah Regional Ballet

Dec. 10, 15-17, 19-20 • "The Nutcracker," performed by the professional dance company directed by Jacqueline P. Colledge, a former principal dancer for Ballet West.

Info • At the Covey Center for the Arts, 435 W. Center St., Provo; time, ticket prices TBA; at 801-852-7007 or www.coveycenter.org.

Compiled by Ellen Fagg Weist






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