Talent from BYU Theatre Ballet’s students and directors will not disappoint in the upcoming “Ballet in Concert” performance
Pirouetting into the spotlight, BYU Theatre Ballet will present a repertory performance in their “Ballet in Concert.” Ballet lovers of all ages are invited to witness Theatre Ballet’s take on classic choreography through every leap.
The performance will include one of George Balanchine's most famous works, “Serenade,” and “Confetti” by Gerald Arpino. In addition, the performance will feature Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov’s “Paquita Suite,” restaged by BYU Assistant Professor Ashley Parov. Associate Professor Shayla Bott’s new, original work “Salzburg Songs” will also be presented.
Assistant Director for Theatre Ballet Hilary Wolfley explained the great deal of hard work that has been put in to learn the “Serenade” choreography accurately. Theatre Ballet worked with Viki Psihoyos, a répétiteur from the Balanchine Trust, to accurately learn the choreography and history of the piece. Wolfley noted that this work is one that the ballet company has been looking forward to performing for a few years. She said, “It is a great honor for our dancers to perform this iconic classic.”
Wolfley said that Arpino’s “Confetti” is a work which has also proved an opportunity for the ballet students to exhibit their work ethic and improve their skills. “This exciting work features three pas de deux couples and really pushes the students to develop speed and stamina,” she said. Wolfley continued, “It is demanding and joyful from start to finish.”
The performance will take place in the Harris Fine Arts Center de Jong Concert Hall.
Dates and times are as follows:
February 10-11 at 7:30 p.m.
February 12 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Following the recent rise in local and national COVID-19 cases, BYU will be requiring attendees of indoor public events on campus (athletics, performing arts, conferences and symposiums) to present proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to gain access to the event venue.
All patrons are required to wear a mask while indoors at campus performance venues, regardless of vaccination status.
For details about the updated COVID-19 policy, visit https://www.byu.edu/.