For the first time, the Brigham Young University Theatre Ballet is presenting their popular 90-minute touring show on campus at BYU.
Ballet in Concert features a pair of programs Fairy Tales and Fantasy and Fairy Tales and Fantasy with Contemporary Program, Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 29-31, at 7:30 p.m., with a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee, in the Pardoe Theatre of the Harris Fine Arts Center at BYU.
Fairy Tales and Fantasy with Contemporary Program will be presented Thursday and Friday. Fairy Tales and Fantasy will be presented at the Saturday matinee and evening performances.
Tickets are $15, with a discount price of $8 for ages 2-11. Tickets can be purchased in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone 801.422.2981 or online at byuarts.com.
"This year we are presenting two programs, the first time this has been done in the company’s history," said Program Director Shani Robison. "The diversity of both programs has really challenged the dancers this year to be adept at both classical and contemporary work. It is always my pleasure to work with these dancers as they learn, grow and push themselves in ways that perhaps they haven’t previous to coming to BYU."
Fairy Tales and Fantasy with Contemporary Program
Thursday and Friday, Jan. 29 and 30, 7:30 p.m.
BYU Theatre Ballet performs selections from Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and concludes with three contemporary premieres: Virtues’ Oddity by Alexandre Munz and works by Shani Robison and Ihsan Rustem.
Fairy Tales and Fantasy
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
For the first time, BYU Theatre Ballet present its popular 90-minute touring show on campus. Selections include Pas de Trois from Swan Lake and the Prologue Fairies from Sleeping Beauty as well as numbers from Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Children will be invited to dance on stage during the performance with their favorite characters at both Saturday performances.
Pre-Show Party: Children of all ages are encouraged to meet the dancers of the BYU Theatre Ballet in the Pardoe lobby before each performance. This will be a great opportunity to make personal connections with the dancers before seeing them on stage. The pre-show party will begin one hour before each performance in the concert hall lobby area.
The technical crew includes Costume Designers Priscilla Hao and Marsha Russell, Makeup Designers Julia Vinha and Michaela Fordham and Assistant Director Suzi Wood.