Ballet Arizona Announces 2022-2023 Season
The Valley’s only professional ballet company is excited to announce its 37th season, which will celebrate artistic classics and storybook favorites. Ballet Arizona’s 2022-2023 season promises to excite and inspire audiences with a blend of classical and contemporary ballets.
The new season will kick off on September 22 through 25 with Contemporary Moves, a program designed to move you. These ballets are a dance lover’s dream, featuring three diverse works from some of the most masterful choreographers of our time.
From October 20 through 23, 2022, the company will present one of the most beloved romantic tales, Cinderella. Audiences will step between the pages of the cherished storybook as Ballet Arizona’s Artistic Director, Ib Andersen, brings the romantic story to life, complete with glass slippers, pumpkin carriages, fairy godmothers, and, of course, a “happily ever after.” The enchantment continues as The Phoenix Symphony will be performing the beautiful score.
Rejoicing in the spirit of the holidays, Ballet Arizona’s famous performance of The Nutcracker will take place December 9 through 24, 2022, in Symphony Hall. Live music from The Phoenix Symphony will help bring the enchantment and splendor of The Nutcracker to life, alongside Andersen’s dazzling choreography. Ballet Arizona’s production has been named “among the top three in the country” by The New York Times.
Experience love, tragedy, and romance Valentine’s Day weekend with one of the most beloved and romantic ballets of all time, February 9 through 12, 2023 at The Madison Center for the Arts. Giselle, tells the tragic yet passionate tale of a young woman who dies of a broken heart. The ballet is famous for the Wilis, ghostly maidens who take revenge on the young nobleman who betrayed her.
The All Balanchine program will present three ballets by renowned choreographer George Balanchine and staged by Ib Andersen, who is one of a handful of artists worldwide authorized by The Balanchine Trust to stage the late choreographer’s masterpieces. The lineup includes performances such as Raymonda Variations and Emeralds May 4 through 7, 2023 with The Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall.
Ballet Arizona’s annual tradition An Evening at Desert Botanical Garden will conclude the 2022-2023 season May 16 through June 3, 2023. Surrounded by the matchless Desert Botanical Garden landscape with the setting sun as a backdrop, Andersen’s vision for dance in the desert continues in 2023.
Visit balletaz.org for more information.