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Ballet Sun Valley Festival Features New Works, Children’s Story
Friday, July 9, 2021


Many of America’s top ballet artists will mark their return to the stage in front of a live audience for the first time in 18 months when they perform as part of the Ballet Sun Valley Festival July 12 and 13.

The outdoor performances will start at 7 p.m. July 12 and 13 at the Sun Valley Pavilion.

There’ll be two different programs featuring 16 artists from Houston Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, San Francisco Ballet and the Washington Ballet.

Pacific Northwest Ballet dancers will perform Alejandro Cerrudo’s new work “Future Memory” in front of a live audience for the first time at the festival. And San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancers Misa Kuranaga and Angelo Greco will dance to “The Last Note,” a new work by choreographer Viktor Plotnikov set to a compilation of music by Paganini and Rossini.

Pacific Northwest Ballet Dancers Leah Terada and Miles Pertl will perform “Reverie,” a new work by choreographer Price Suddarth and set to a “World Premiere” composition by Alfonso Peduto.

Monday’s program will feature works by George Balanchine, Danielle Rowe, Edwaard Liang and the world premiere by Price Suddarth.

Tuesday’s will feature works by Jessica Lang, Justin Peck, Jerome Robbins, Alejandro Cerrudo and others, plus the world premiere by Viktor Plotnikov.

Tickets are available at the Sun Valley Box Office at 208-622-2135.


San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer Frances Chung will read a story and teach a movement lesson to young aspiring dancers at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 12, at The Community Library’s Children’s Terrace. The program is recommended for those ages 4 through 8.

Artists from San Francisco Ballet and faculty from Pacific Northwest Ballet School will teach three days of immersive dance studies July 12-14. Students will receive a ticket to the festival performances.


BalletX, a contemporary ballet company, will perform two unique cutting edge programs at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23 at the Sun Valley Pavilion.

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