PNB Company dancers: Cecilia Iliesiu, Margaret Mullin & Emma Love Suddarth, Eva Stone’s FOIL
Program Details for First Festivals (Two Nights of Performances):
Ballet Sun Valley announces today additional program details for its in-person, outdoor performances at the iconic, open-air Sun Valley Pavilion, July 12 & 13 and August 22 & 23. The two Festivals will both include two different performances; four nights of dance with completely unique programs each night.
July Festival 12 & 13
Dancers performing in the July Festival include artists from, Houston Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and The Washington Ballet. For many of these artists, the July performances will mark their first return to the stage in front of a live audience in more than eighteen months. In addition, several works will be presented with live music arranged by San Francisco Ballet Music Director and Ballet Sun Valley Founding Music Director, Martin West.
Two New Works and Three Live Performance Premieres
The Last Note, a New Work by choreographer Viktor Plotnikov created on San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancers Misa Kuranaga and Angelo Greco and set to a compilation of music by Paganini and Rossini.
Reverie, a New Work by choreographer Price Suddarth created on Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers Leah Terada and Miles Pertl and set to a “World Premiere” composition by Alfonso Peduto.
Alejandro Cerrudo’s Future Memory, a “Live Performance Premiere” only seen through Pacific Northwest Ballet’s virtual season, but never live.
Nocturne, a “Live Performance Premiere” is choreographed by New York City Ballet dancer, Laine Habony on NYCB soloists Indiana Woodward and Harrison Coll to Chopin’s Nocturne in E Minor. This work was originally filmed in March 2021 and presented on the virtual edition of First Steps, a program of the New York Choreographic Institute. First Steps is an annual program designed to foster and support emerging choreographic talent from within the ranks of New York City Ballet’s dancers. It is an opportunity for aspiring choreographers to make their “first steps” on a group of their peers.
The Veil Between Worlds, a “Live Performance Premiere” is choreographed by Edwaard Liang and performed by Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers Elle Macy and Dylan Wald and set to music by Oliver Davis. This work has only been seen on PNB’s virtual season, but never live.
Also, La Luna, a “West Coast Premiere” (previously performed in South Dakota) is a new work choreographed by Kyle Davis and performed by Davis himself together with Sarah-Gabrielle Ryan, both of Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Tickets are on sale now! For more programming and seating information or to purchase your tickets for either the July or August Festival, visit: https://balletsunvalley.org/
ABOUT BALLET SUN VALLEY
Ballet Sun Valley is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the predecessor of which was founded in 2011 to bring international ballet to the Sun Valley, Idaho area. Its founder was a long-time member of the Board of San Francisco Ballet and part-time resident of Sun Valley. Since its inception, Ballet Sun Valley performances have featured works from some of the ballet world’s most celebrated choreographers, including George Balanchine, William Forsythe, Helgi Tomasson, Christopher Wheeldon, and Justin Peck. Ballet Sun Valley festivals have featured dancers from the San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, The Royal Danish Ballet, The Royal Ballet in London, The Paris Opera Ballet, and the Mariinsky Ballet, among others.