Since my last blog post, the company has moved from the Utah Opera studios to the Salt Palace. Yes, some of the costumes that walked into Comic Con were impressive, but nobody looked as good as us in tights. After this upcoming week, we travel to our more permanent temporary studios at Trolley Square, where the Ballet West offices have been this whole season. Our new temporary studios are located where the old movie theaters were on the south side of Trolley Square.
The Salt Palace has been an interesting place to dance, but we’ve been getting the job done. One of the studios has windows covering the north wall, which welcomes viewers (and mooners on skateboards, yes you read correctly) passing on South Temple. Most of our time is focused on the rep we are bringing to Chicago (Sklute’s The Sleeping Beauty, Balanchine’s Rubies and Diamonds, Caniparoli’s The Lottery and Fonte’s Presto), but we also work on Kylian’s Petite Mort and William Christensen’s Firebird for the fall program here in Salt Lake. Victoria Simon will come to Salt Lake after we get back from Chicago to set Balanchine’s Who Cares.
The pictures below are from a few rehearsals in the Salt Palace.