The month of love is here and what is more romantic then going to a live performance of sensual dance. From the family friendly concert of Ririe Woodbury's Kaleidoscope, to the mature performance of the Joe Goode Performance group there is something for everyone couples or singles in February.
The month starts with a bang with RW's Kaleidoscope. A few weeks ago we gave you the full scoop on this show but I wanted to remind you it is this weekend Feb. 3-4, 7 p.m. and Sat matinee at 2 p.m. All performances are at the Capitol Theatre and tickets can be purchased through ArtTix. For more info visit www.ririewoodbury.com/performances/kaleidoscope
Ballet West kicks up the romance with Don Quixote at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-11, 14-18 2012, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb 18.
Soloist Elizabeth McGrath & Demi-Soloist Rex Tilton. Photo by Jesse Coss.
Anna-Marie Holmes’ production, set to music by Ludwig Minkus, is sure to be a beautiful production with ornate Spanish costumes, show stopping dance numbers and lots of romance. This bravura ballet is all about the fanciful adventures of the eccentric Man of La Mancha, the antics of Basilio, the village barber, and the passions of his beautiful young lover Kitri. All performances are at Capital Theatre and tickets can be purchased through ArtTix.For more info visit Ballet West. Visit Anna-Marie Holmes' blog post detailing the work at Ballet West's site.
RDT's Charette: The Search For Utah's Iron Choreographer Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center
Charette is RDT's signiture event. Every year this night is full of surprises. What's new this year? For starters the choreographers are dynamic duos: Nathan and Suzie Balser, Jacque Bell and Bart Poulson, Melissa Anast and Stephanie Richards and Nicholas Cendese and Natosha Washington. There is a silent auction this year of "collectibles" from RDT's circle of friends ranging from paintings to knick knacks. And new this year an audience member will have the opportunity to buy his/her seat on the judging panel. In addition to the new twists there is still all the elements that we love about this event, the celebrity judges ( Chris Vanocur, Miss and Mr. Margene , Janet Gray and Peter Christie ) the witty choreography, the segret ingredient, the raucous bribing of judges from the audiance with funny money. The delectable refreshments from restaurants such as Market Street Grill and Tony Caputo's, and KUED's Ken Verdoia as the emcee of the evening. For more info visit RDT.
Kingsbury Hall presents Joe Goode Performance Group Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m
“[Goode’s work] does everything good art is supposed to do – touch viewers’ souls and minds – and make them want more.” -San Francisco Examiner
Joe Goode has created a genre of dance theater, combining text, gestures, humor and his own deeply physical, high velocity dancing. Performing The Rambler, a full-length piece that is part Clint Eastwood and part Siddhartha, the Joe Goode Performance Group will not just entertain but also provoke and inspire. This performance contains mature content and themes; it may not be appropriate for all audiences.
The good news this is a Studio D performance so tickets are only $10 use coupon code STUDIOD at checkout, there is also a free afterparty at Market Street Broiler where you can mingle with the cast and crew and have amazing clam chowder. For more info visit Kingsbury Hall or the Facebook page.