Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, changes have been made to the spring portion of Ballet Arizona’s 2020-2021 season. Juan Gabriel and All Balanchine have been removed from the performance calendar and a smaller-scale and more digitally-focused spring season is planned. However, Ballet Arizona is still looking forward to performing at Desert Botanical Garden for Ib’s brand new production, The Four Seasons, in May.
Patrons will still have the opportunity to experience the artistry of Artistic Director Ib Andersen and Ballet Arizona’s dancers with two specially curated performances presented both in-person in our in-house Dorrance Theatre as well as virtually. Artistic Director Ib Andersen has conceived a refreshing lineup of new, classical, and contemporary works for patrons to enjoy this spring.
In February, expect to see new works from Ib and dancer/choreographer Nayon Iovino contrasted with classical excerpts from Marius Petipa, choreographer of some of ballet’s most beloved works.
In April, Ib is planning an electrifying program of works and excerpts by George Balanchine, including Allegro Brillante, Divertimento No. 15 and Stravinsky Violin Concerto.
Ballet Arizona’s spring offerings continue to include innovative ways for patrons to stay connected with the company. One way includes participation in the company’s free Ballet Arizona Book Club that meets quarterly via ZOOM. The first session of 2021 features a discussion of the documentary, “The Voice of Juan Gabriel.” Also on the community engagement front will be several educational programs that parents, students and schools can take advantage of virtually throughout the school year.
Dates will soon be announced and tickets will soon go on sale for the company’s in-person February and April performances. The in-person performances will feature one-hour productions with no intermission, mask-wearing required and widely-spaced seating to allow for ample social distancing. Because of social distancing, ticket availability will be extremely limited.
For those unable to visit the Dorrance Theatre, an at-home digital viewing option of both productions will be available. Tickets will soon go on sale for these digital productions as well.
To you and all your loved ones, stay safe, stay healthy, and stay connected. We look forward to seeing you virtually or in-person soon!
Please check back often for updates and announcements.