In Theatre-Performances

Jason Linsley in "Cinderella." Photo by Ryan Galbraith

Jason Linsley in Cinderella. Photo by Ryan Galbraith.

Ballet West Student In-Theater Performances are designed to build on a student’s experience with Ballet West for Children program. Here the students have the opportunity to attend an actual ballet performance at the newly renovated Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. This hour-long program begins with an educational introduction and is followed by a portion of the repertoire currently being performed for the general public.

 

Giselle, Act I or Act II
A ghost story, a love story, an all-time classic—newly conceived by Adam Sklute. A haunting drama about a poor peasant girl and the prince who deceives her, see why Giselle remains one of the most beloved and enduring masterpieces in all ballet.
Recommended for grades Three through Twelve

Date Time Location
Tuesday, Nov. 11 10:30-11:30 Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City
Wednesday, Nov. 12 noon-1:00 Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City
Thursday, Nov. 13 noon-1:00  Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City

The Nutcracker
Travel with Clara to the Magical Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy and revel in the magical delights of a child’s fantasy come true.
*Orchestra Dress for disabled and special needs audience only – special reservations required.
Recommended for grades One through Twelve

Wednesday, Nov. 26* noon-2:00 Val Browning Center, WSU Ogden
Wednesday, Dec. 3* 11:30-1:30  Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City 
Thursday, Dec. 4* 11:30-1:30  Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City 

The Nutcracker, Act I or Act II
Travel with Clara to the Magical Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy and revel in the magical delights of a child’s fantasy come true.
Recommended for grades One through Twelve

Thursday, Dec. 18 11:30-12:30  Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City 

Swan Lake, Act I/II or Act III/Act IV
The classic fairy tale come to life, often referred to as the quintessential ballet. This romantic story of Prince Siegfried, the beautiful woman turned swan, Odette and the evil sorcerer, Von Rothbardt, will mesmerize students with it’s drama, grace and beauty. Choreographed to the classic Tchaikovsky score, teachers will have multiple connections to make to core curriculum concepts.
Recommended for grades Two through Twelve

Tuesday, Feb. 10 10:30-11:30  Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City 
Wednesday, Feb. 11 noon-1:00  Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City 
Thursday, Feb. 12 noon-1:00  Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City 

Square Dance
This exciting presentation of George Balanchine’s joyous Square Dance is replete with breathtaking speed and precision from the dancers, the Baroque strains of Vivaldi and Corelli’s music, and the whimsical humor of a live dance caller. Students and teachers will learn how a real square dance is constructed and then see how this is transformed into a light hearted and fun presentation using ballet as its base. This should be a particularly engaging and energetic experience!
Recommended for grades Two through Twelve  

Monday, Apr. 13 10:30-11:30  Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City 
Tuesday, Apr. 14 10:30-11:30  Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City 
Wednesday, Apr. 15 noon-1:00  Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre, Salt Lake City 

Innovations features new choreography created by members of Ballet West Artists. This is a special opportunity to look behind the scenes of the choreographic process. Two offerings only with limited seating available.
Recommended for grades Five through Twelve 

Monday, May 18 10:30-11:30  Rose Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City
Tuesday, May 19 10:30-11:30  Rose Wagner Theatre, Salt Lake City