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Ballet Idaho is Packed with Special Offerings This Season

Updated on May 18, 2015
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by Michael Strickland

“No one is born a dancer. You have to want it more than anything.” ― Mikhail Baryshnikov, Baryshnikov at Work

I love the precision of ballet. The world is filled with enough chaos, unpredictability, and vagueness. The clear, black and white constructs of this art form offer a beautiful counterbalance to these factors. Nonetheless, ballet presents excitement and complexity. Consider any thought, feeling action, or thing that can or cannot be put into words -- dance solves this problem with countless new ways of expression. Ballet is as valuable as knowing a foreign language. Martha Graham called it "a hidden language of the soul."

That is why I am so excited about the array of upcoming events that are dancing their way into Boise.

Theri May Newsletter is now out and it’s the perfect chance to see what Ballet Idaho has planned for the 2015/2016 season. See our full newsletter here and don’t miss your chance to purchase a season subscription and save 15%!

May 7 – Don’t forget to support Ballet Idaho on Idaho Gives Day! For every donation we receive during the following hours, Ballet Idaho is entered to win a $2,500 gift from the Idaho Nonprofit Center. Donate by clicking here.

7-7:59 am, 12-12:59 pm, 5-5:59 pm, and 8-8:59 pm

May 9 – Ballet Idaho Academy will be hosting Year-End Performances at Boise High School May 9 at 7 pm. Tickets are available for purchase, please contact:
Leslie Asin, 208.343.0556 Ext 32

Have you checked out Ballet Idaho's popular Student Choreography Workshop. It has expanded to include more sessions and enhanced faculty mentoring. "Students in level 4+ are welcome to come experiment with the tools of dance composition, explore expressive movement through improvisation and create dances," according to the official website. "These workshops will culminate in a Choreography Showcase in late February open to the public."

The mission of Ballet Idaho is "to enrich lives through a dynamic tradition of classical ballet, reaching out to all generations and social groups to instill a life-long appreciation of the arts." Performing in Idaho since 1972, the organization has pleased audiences looking for substantial dance fare. While penny-pinching is intrinsic to this profession, Ballet Idaho doesn't seem to know the meaning of poverty.

Ballet Idaho offers a full season of 18 performances of four main stage ballets, a professional Academy of Dance, training students in classic ballet and extensive educational outreach programs for students in Boise, the Treasure Valley, and throughout Idaho. As the only professional ballet company in Idaho, Montana or Wyoming, Ballet Idaho provides important artistic opportunities and experiences that greatly enrich the creative vitality of the Idaho community. Ballet Idaho served a total audience of 23,871 this past year and its educational outreach programs served over 10,000 students during the 2013/2014 Academic Year with the vast majority being residents in the city of Boise and the Treasure Valley.

Ballet Idaho Academy of Dance offers professional training in ballet and other dance forms. Enrollment is year-round open and training takes place in five state-of-the-art studios. Enthusiasts should also check out the Youth Ensemble School Performances. Participating students tour local schools and community venues and perform a variety of dances. Audiences are also treated to a lecture/demonstration. Ensemble Director, Sarah Morris heads this production, which includes interactive elements that engage and educate. The history of dance and performance comes to life.

Ballet Idaho's work has special texture and touch. Clear and compelling visual contrasts weave themselves though all performances. The expert choreography is buoyant and spontaneous, filled with cohesion and harmony.

Try Ballet Idaho. Its rosy elegance is great for the whole family.


“Dance is your pulse, your heartbeat, your breathing. It's the rhythm of your life. It's the expression in time and movement, in happiness, joy, sadness and envy.” ― Jaques D'ambroise

Ballet Idaho wishes you a happy spring! PC: Mike Reid — with Lizzy Barreto, Megan Marie Hearn, James Brougham, Lauren Menger, Monique Michelle Betty, Daniel Francis Ojeda, Adrienne Kerr, Madeline Bay, Andrew Taft, Angela Napier Gibson, Jessica Suliko
Ballet Idaho wishes you a happy spring! PC: Mike Reid — with Lizzy Barreto, Megan Marie Hearn, James Brougham, Lauren Menger, Monique Michelle Betty, Daniel Francis Ojeda, Adrienne Kerr, Madeline Bay, Andrew Taft, Angela Napier Gibson, Jessica Suliko | Source

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