Ballet Arizona returning to stage with debut of new performance in Phoenix
PHOENIX — Ballet Arizona is returning to the stage for its first large-scale public performance in over a year with the debut of a new work at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
“The Four Seasons,” a ballet journey through winter, spring, summer and fall, will run for 15 performances beginning at 8 p.m. from May 18 to June 5.
The work was choreographed by Ib Andersen, Ballet Arizona’s artistic director, to Antonio Vivaldi’s classic score. It will feature all-new set design, costumes, and multimedia elements set on an outdoor stage against Arizona’s desert landscape.
“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,” Andersen said in a press release. “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.”
Tickets can be purchased online. A two-ticket minimum purchase is required due to assigned two person pod seating to ensure social distancing, according to the company’s website.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Face masks will be required when patrons are not eating or drinking.