The Sarasota Ballet’s Danielle Brown and Juan Gil in Ricardo Graziano’s “In A State of Weightlessness.” The Sarasota Ballet will join Ballet West and other national ballet companies at the National Choreographic Festival in Salt Lake City. The Festival runs from May 19 to May 27.
Pull out those white shoes: Memorial Day is here! If you are lucky enough to get to spend your long weekend in the beautiful state of Utah, you’ll have no problem finding concerts, festivals and fun to fill your days.
What better inspiration does one need to get in shape for the summer than watching some of the country’s best dancers leap across the stage at the Eccles Theater? The last weekend of the Ballet West National Choreographic Festival will feature performances by Pacific Northwest Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre and hometown heroes Ballet West.
Ballet West National Choreographic Festival, May 26-27, 7:30 p.m.; May 27, 2 p.m., Eccles Theater, 131 S. Main, $49.50 (801-355-2787 or artsaltlake.org)
Utah Symphony will discover their primal side this weekend with the music that started a riot. Even without Vaslav Nijinsky’s ballet, Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring” still packs a punch over a hundred years later.
Utah Symphony with Simone Porter, May 26-27, 7:30 p.m., Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, $21-$82 (801-533-6683 or utah symphony.org)
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