Reviews of Ballet West.
The few American ballet companies that have made it to their 50th anniversary have elected to celebrate in a number of ways. San Francisco Ballet produced a New Works festival, Boston launched a world tour, but Ballet West came up with a different approach: welcoming home those who made it all happen from the beginning.
Hundreds of dancers and members of the Ballet West family converged on Salt Lake City this week to enjoy each other and a major revival of founder Willam F. Christensen’s magical version of "The Firebird."
Salt Lake City's Ballet West is 50 years old. And to celebrate this grand occasion, Ballet West opened its 50th season with three very fitting ballets: The Firebird, Petite Mort, and Who Cares?