Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008 | 11:30 a.m.
Today seems like a good day to announce fall-winter performance seasons. Nevada Ballet Theatre recently announced its 2008-09 season, which begins October 17 through 19 with five performances of the full-length classical ballet of "Giselle" at UNLV's Judy Bayley Theatre.
The season continues with "A Choreographer's Showcase," featuring new works created and danced by artists from NBT and Cirque du Soleil, presented at the Mystere Theatre at Treasure Island (Nov. 9 and Nov. 16). A special matinee performance will be held for 1,600 Clark County students, inclduing participants from "Future Dance," NBT's education and outreach program.
Then it's "Nutcracker" time again, with choreography by Bruce Steivel and performances from December 17 through Dec. 28 at the Judy Bayle Theatre.
An all-Balanchine program, performed with the Las Vegas Philharmonic, includes the master's dances for Tchaikovsky's "Serenade," J.S. Bach's "Concerto Barocco" and Gershwin's "Who Cares?" Performances are Feb. 6 and 7 at UNLV's Artemus W. Ham Concert Hall.
In the spring, NBT presents "American Masters," with ballets by contemporary choreographers, including two Las Vegas premieres, including Jmes Canfield's "Neon Glass Pas de Deux," April 10 and 11 at the Ham Concert Hall.
And the season finale, "New Works '09," presents three new additions to the NBT repertoire, including a newly commissioned piece by Canfield, May 15 through May 17 at the Bayley Theatre.
Tickets are available at the UNLV Box Office at 895-2787 and at www.nevadaballet.com.