SALT LAKE CITY — The shows offered in the 56th season of Ballet West were announced on Thursday.
The company will host six programs at the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre and Rose Wagner Theater, starting in October and ending in May of 2021.
Ticket sales begin in September.
“Our dancers are great athletes, artists, and storytellers, and the 20/21 season will highlight and underline their talents,” Adam Sklute, Ballet West artistic director said in a news release. “This is a season of enormous productions, and small, earthly stories. Only a company with extreme versatility and boundless talent and energy could present these works in one season. Proving, as I often say, that Ballet West is as dynamic and expansive as the Rocky Mountain region we proudly represent.”
Ben Stevenson’s “Dracula” will open the 2020 season one week before Halloween. The company last performed the ballet in 2011.
Twyla Tharp’s “Nine Sinatra Songs” features seven partners dancing to Frank Sinatra’s music and it’s “considered a classic of late 20th century choreography,” according to a Ballet West news release.
"The Nutcracker,” a staple of the ballet company for 75 years, will once again run this year during the Christmas season.
"Romeo and Juliet” opens just in time for Valentine's Day next year.
Feb. 12-20, 2021
April 9-17, 2021
According to a Ballet West news release, “'Rodeo' has been established as one of the very first American ballets based on American themes and is considered one of the world’s great ballets.” It was created 78 years ago.
April 23-24, 2021
"The Little Mermaid” will return to Ballet West in April of next year. It will be performed by Ballet West II and Ballet West Academy students, according to a news release.