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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

A review of Ballet West's "Innovations" program by Kathy Adams in The Salt Lake Tribune.

The one professionally choreographed ballet on the program, "Grand Synthesis" by Susan Shields, premiered in 2008 on the first "Innovations" program. It remains an elegant and original work, highlighting the company as a whole. The costumes, however, need some serious reconsideration. The costumes throughout the rest of the evening were fresh, innovative, and enhanced the work.

Of the Ballet West dancer-choreographers, Aidan DeYoung’s "Eenvoudig" had the most distinctive movement style. He found original pathways to travel the movement and added extraordinary details, such as when Katie Critchlow hit each of the wings with her hand as she walked forward on the stage. Dancer Sayaka Ohtaki informed the movement with her musicality and physical commitment.

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:16 PM

The Neglia Ballet will perform "Serenade."

A ballet company has to apply for permission from the Balanchine Trust to perform the work of the master. Among the videos submitted in the Neglia’s application were dances from its production of “The Nutcracker,” presented last December at Shea’s Performing Arts Center with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

“We sent ‘The Waltz of the Flowers,’ and the snow scene,” says Heidi Halt, the administrator of the company along with her husband, Sergio Neglia. “They approved our work.”


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