Dance

Ballet West’s shiny new “Nutcracker” is a holiday treat for all seasons – Dec 14, 2018

Beckanne Sisk and Chase O’Connell in Ballet West’s production of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” Photo: Luke Isley

[Note: This review originally appeared on Washington Classical Review.]

‘Tis the season for the annual run of The Nutcracker in the Kennedy Center Opera House. This is the area’s only performances of this evergreen ballet this year with full staging and live music, down to the magical children’s choir in the snow scene. In the venue’s rotation of prominent American companies, Ballet West was back with its classic version of Tchaikovsky’s gorgeous score, based on the … Read More

Ballet West’s “Jewels” shines brightly and memorably – Nov 05, 2018

Ballet West’s “Jewels” runs through November 10. Photo: Beau Pearson

For Ballet West audiences, Jewels is starting to feel like an old friend – pleasant but also familiar.

It seems like only yesterday that Ballet West included Jewels in their programming. It has, in reality, been five years since the company last performed the work in its entirety. But, even after half a decade, Jewels is the kind of ballet that lingers in memory.

Fifty-one years after its New York City Ballet premiere, … Read More

– Aug 22, 2018

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