We celebrated the Father of American Ballet at our annual production of All Balanchine at Symphony Hall, featuring George Balanchine’s works Symphony in Three Movements, Prodigal Son, and La Sonnambula.
In May, we returned to Desert Botanical Garden with the world premiere of Artistic Director Ib Andersen’s Eroica. Set to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, this ballet was a triumphant display of artistry and athleticism.
Ballet Arizona dancers in “Eroica.” Choreography by Ib Andersen. Photo by Tzu-Chia Huang.
Sasha Vincett, Ethan Price, Mimi Tompkins, and Ricardo Santos in “In Creases.” Choreography by Justin Peck. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.
In October the iconic classical ballet, The Sleeping Beauty, made its return to the stage at Symphony Hall. Accompanied by Tchaikovsky’s illustrious score played by The Phoenix Symphony, children and adults were swept away by the beloved fairy tale.
Company Dancers in The Sleeping Beauty. From left to right: Songbird Fairy, Fairy of the Crystal Fountain, Fairy of the Golden Vine, Fairy of the Enchanted Garden, Fairy of the Woodland Glade. Choreography by Ib Andersen. Photo by Rosalie O’Connor.
Last but not least, we just finished another wonderful year of The Nutcracker, along with our favorite holiday tradition Angel Night. After 15 incredible shows, we bid adieu to the Mouse King, Mother Ginger, and the Sugar Plum Fairy until next year!
Mother Ginger in Ballet Arizona’s production of The Nutcracker. Photo by Alexander Iziliaev.