Ballet West returns live this fall in a season ranging from “Dracula” to Philip Glass

Fri May 21, 2021 at 7:03 am
By Lawrence A. Johnson
Ballet West’s 2021-22 season will open October 22 with Ben Stevenson’s Dracula.

Ballet West will return to live, in-person performances for the 2021-22 season with six full productions.

“While Ballet West replaced much of our past season with virtual and digital presentations, nothing can replace the visceral experience of live performance, which is why I am thrilled to announce our return,” said artistic director Adam Sklute. “We are thrilled to be getting back to the glories of large-scale productions and the joy and energy that comes from a shared theater experience between audiences and performers.”

Ben Stevenson’s Dracula will open the season October 22, the spooky, family-friendly show’s first local revival in a decade. The Nutcracker returns December 4 in Willam Christensen’s beloved production. Michael Smuin’s Romeo and Juliet will open the new year, beginning February 11, 2022. 

The season continues April 1 with a double-bill of Nicolo Fonte’s Carmina Burana with the Utah premiere of Jerome Robbins’ Glass Pieces, set to music of Philip Glass. The Choreographic Festival returns May 11 with a world premiere by Sophie Laplan. 

Ballet West’s 58th season will also present The Little Mermaid in the company’s Family Classics series.

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