Ballet West’s Popular Beer & Ballet Returns

The September 16th event will feature workshopped pieces for “Works from Within” to be presented in March 2018 in St. George, UT

One of Salt Lake’s most anticipated dance events, Beer and Ballet, returns Saturday, September 16th to the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center from 6:00 to 9:00. Guests have come to love this relaxed event that features craft beer, light appetizers, and cutting-edge ballet, all in a fun and casual environment.This year, patrons at Beer and Ballet will view Ballet West II in excerpts from new works being created for Works From Within, a program featuring original choreography from Ballet West dancers that will premiere at the Cox Auditorium in St. George, Utah, March 1, 2018.

Works from Within is an exciting opportunity for Ballet West to travel the state of Utah. Last year we performed it in Park City, Utah, and this year we are thrilled to travel south to present new creations in beautiful Washington County,” said CEO & Artistic Director Adam Sklute. “This new program was born out of our popular Innovations series that I started when I arrived ten years ago. This year, I have selected dancers Emily Adams, Katlyn Addison, Adrian Fry, Trevor Naumann, Chelsea Keefer, and Christopher Sellars to create bold new works. This is an important program that gives our artists a platform to create new works.”

Before the workshopped pieces debut on stage, patrons will enjoy craft beer from Epic Brewing and light appetizers from Blue Iguana, all in the bright and intimate setting of the Rose Wagner lobby. Following the program, choreographers and dancers will join the crowd to mingle and toast what promises to be an incredible upcoming 54rd Season for Ballet West.

Tickets for Beer & Ballet are $35 per person ($40 at the door), and will go quickly. All proceeds from this event benefits Ballet West’s educational and artistic programs.  Prices include three drink tickets, and appetizers. A photo ID is required. Tickets are available online at www.balletwest.org or by calling 801-869-6938.

Joshua Jones, Associate Director of Press and Social Media
801-414-4101 (cell) | jjones@balletwest.org

 

About Ballet West

Ballet West, one of America’s premiere ballet companies, has earned an international reputation for artistic innovation and excellence since its founding in 1963. For more than 50 years, the Salt Lake City-based Company has entertained and excited audiences in its home state and worldwide by presenting the great classics, fascinating historical masterpieces, and new cutting-edge creations with the highest artistic and professional standards. The Company continues to build future ballet artists and audiences by providing classical ballet training through its four campuses of The Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy. Ballet West also offers impactful education and outreach programs each year to over one hundred thousand children and adults across the state of Utah.