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Ballet West’s The Nutcracker

November 5, 2022 @ 1:30 am - November 12, 2022 @ 7:00 am

Ready for a hoe-down?This evening is the perfect three-course meal! After having to postpone in 2020, the Ballet West premiere of Agnes de MillesRodeois finally herenow on a triple-bill, paired with two additional powerhouse masterpieces.
The program opens withConcerto Barocco, set to BachsConcertofor two violins. It is a soaring example of George Balanchines clean, elegant, and musical aesthetic. In 1965, Balanchine generously gave Ballet West founder, Willam Christensen, this beautiful work to help get the fledgling company off the ground. After nearly 20 years since it was last seen on the Capitol Theatre stage, one of Balanchines greatest creations returns this season.

Return to a Strange Landis a soulful ode to loss and longing. Using his signature style, both powerfully acrobatic and poetic, renowned Czech choreographer Ji Kylin created this heart-stopping gem after the sudden loss of his friend and mentor, choreographer John Cranko.Return to a Strange Landis a haunting work to Janacek solo piano pieces for six dancers on a stage strewn with autumn leaves.

Agnes de Mille, the niece of cinematic legend Cecil B. DeMille, choreographed great stage productions such asOklahoma!,Carousel, andBrigadoon. Her charming 1942 one-act story,Rodeoset to Aaron Coplands buoyant, well-known scorerepresents the very pinnacle of Americana in classical ballet. Its the sweet, simple story of a cowgirl who longs to beone of the guys, and who loses, but then finds, her heart along the way.

Recommended ages 8 and up.

Single tickets start at just $29!


November 5, 2022 @ 1:30 am
November 12, 2022 @ 7:00 am