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Ballet Arizona Presents Edgy, Original Works with its Fall Show “New Moves”

If you thought you knew ballet, think again. A new modern show from Ballet Arizona is coming to Orpheum Theatre this fall, showcasing edgy and original works. Taking place Sep. 27-30, New Moves will put a fresh twist on the classic dance with presentations by three different acclaimed choreographers.

Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Guests can look forward to diverse works and original choreography from Tony Award-winner Justin Peck, the resident choreographer of the New York City Ballet and one of the most sought-after in the modern dance world; Ballet Arizona’s renowned Artistic Director Ib Andersen; and Ballet Arizona dancer and emerging choreographer Nayon Iovino.

Andersen will present Rio, a vivacious performance that explores the movement found in Brazilian culture. Set to music by Philip Glass, Rio is inspired by samba and the joy of Brazil. Ib Andersen’s choreography and direction have received high praise from The New York Times’ senior dance critic Alastair Macaulay. In 2016, Andersen’s presentation of Round inspired Macaulay to deem Ballet Arizona “one of the most enterprising” companies in the country. Andersen’s work for New Moves is sure to excite audiences.

Tony Award-Winner Peck is one of the most sought-after choreographers in modern ballet. He will present the Arizona premiere of his work, In Creases, complete with compact, intense, lightning-fast choreography. With music by Philip Glass, this event will be the highlight of the fall dance season.

Ballet Arizona dancer and breakout choreographer Iovino will present his work, Inherent, set to scores by Antonio Vivaldi, Dmitri Shostakovich and Carl Maria von Weber curated by Iovino. Inherent is a story about the legacy of life through dance, taking the audience on a journey and grabbing them by the heart.

Photo: Alexander Iziliaev

Ballet Arizona is proud to announce that Iovino has been accepted into the New York Choreographic Institute for its Spring 2019 program. Founded in the Spring of 2000 by Irene Diamond and Peter Martins, the Institute promotes the development of choreographers and dancers involved in classical choreography by providing opportunities to develop their talents. This prestigious honor is highly competitive and the choreographers are selected from a large number of applicants received each year and reviewed by a panel of experts.    

Tickets for New Moves start at $25 with discounts offered for seniors, students, military and groups.

For tickets and more information, visit: balletaz.org

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