Ballet West’s Breaking Pointe: Did the CW Get it Right?

July 9, 2012
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Six episodes.  How do you hook a summer audience on a show about ballet in six episodes?  The truth is, the CW’s summer show had a built-in, loyal audience months before Breaking Pointe, showcasing Salt Lake City’s Ballet West, ever aired.  The question is, did they keep it? It would be unfair not to mention that Ballet..




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Ballet West’s Dracula is Fang-tastic!

November 3, 2011
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When it comes to season openers, you’ll be hard pressed to find anything that comes even remotely close to the excitement and energy of Ballet West’s Dracula! If you missed Dracula, then you missed out. And that’s just a fact.







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Ballet West’s Dracula Chills, Thrills and Makes You Beg for More

October 26, 2011
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Some people think that going to the ballet really sucks! But in the case of Ben Stevenson’s highly acclaimed Dracula, that was pretty much the point. Ballet West’s 2011-12 season opener invited Salt Lake City right into Dracula’s lair, and what we experienced took our breath away!







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Ballet West in Perfect Form with Carmina Burana, The Four Temperaments

November 12, 2010
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Ballet West opened its 2010-2011 season with George Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments and Carmina Burana. The two ballets were an interesting pairing that worked very well. The Four Temperaments presented dancers portraying the four humors (basic substances in the body that were once said to make up our state of health), and Carmina Burana is meant to portray life’s Wheel of Fortune with celebration, love, desire, despair and fate. Each ballet touches upon the core of humanity, reaching directly into our soul.







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Ballet West’s Nutcracker Delights Generations

December 28, 2009
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December is a wonderful time to go to the ballet. At no other time during the year will you see more children embracing the love of the ballet as they are exposed to the artistry of dance, music and the imagination of the Nutcracker. The Nutcracker is where dreams begin, and for the parents and grandparents sitting alongside their little dreamers, it is a dream shared through generations.







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