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The Ballet Herald: Desert Botanical Garden: Site to Ballet Arizona’s Return to In-Person Performances

One year after its cancellation, Ballet Arizona will finally premiere Ib Andersen’s The Four Seasons at Desert Botanical Garden on May 18th and will be presented Tuesdays through Saturdays until June 5th .

The ballet set to Antonio Vivaldi’s composition of the same name cycles through winter, spring, summer, and fall, an opportune reflection of the last twelve months. The Four Seasons is also a momentous occasion: the company’s return to in-person, live performances.

“This idea has been on my mind for quite some time and I am thrilled I get to finally present it after what has been a very challenging season for Ballet Arizona. This score has to be one of the most celebrated in the classical canon and it is proving to be as fun as it is challenging to choreograph on our dancers. There is so much depth and so many layers to this piece. It is actually twelve different movements and it changes constantly and dramatically. This piece will be a visual feast full of exquisite energy that can only be enhanced by the outdoor desert landscape.”

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