Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 2017-18 Season is going to elevate everything you love about ballet. More iconic works from the masters. More live music. More performances filled with exceptional artistry and boundless entertainment. NBT invites you to join us,to become a part of this watershed season of premieres, nostalgia, joy and the excellence you’ve come to expect from Nevada Ballet Theatre.
The season will begin with the 10th Anniversary performances of A Choreographers’ Showcase, NBT’s visionary collaboration with Cirque du Soleil®, and will end with a rousing celebration of Tony Award®-winning dance from the Great White Way. In the months between, you will delight in works from the masters: George Balanchine, Paul Taylor and Christopher Wheeldon. You will be awash in music from Tchaikovsky, Richard Rodgers and The Andrews Sisters. You will be enchanted by sparkling holiday joy and by a tale as old as time.
NBT’s dynamic Company Artists will fill the stage with strength and grace as we celebrate the best of ballet. Join us for a season filled with more, a season where every moment, every movement will be elevated.
Ballet & Broadway
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Broadway’s Best, plus a World Premiere!
The Great White Way is synonymous with incredible dancing and NBT is proud to close its 2017-18 Season with two unforgettable pieces from Broadway and a World Premiere specially commissioned for NBT. The evening begins with Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), a romantic, breathtaking distillation of the 1945 Richard Rodgers musical, which has become a sensation throughout the dance world since its debut with New York City Ballet on Rodgers’ Centennial. Wheeldon went on to win a Tony Award® for his choreography in An American in Paris after Carousel propelled him into the spotlight as the next great American ballet master.
Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre: Legends
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:00 PM
Featuring Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre (ANBT) Pre-Professional Dance Program and Children’s Program Students.
ANBT’s Pre-Professional Dance Program’s Spring Concert 2018, Legends, will be a high-energy celebration of the legends of the dance world. Watch as dancers pay homage to Gene Kelly, Twyla Tharp, Mia Michaels, Bob Fosse, Jiri Kylian, and Michael Jackson to name a few! This exciting night of dance will feature the next generation of dancers including our award-winning competition group, showcasing Jazz, Contemporary, Modern, Theatre Dancer, Tap and even Hip-hop!
Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre: Legends
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM
Featuring Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre (ANBT) Pre-Professional Ballet Program and Children’s Program Students. Also with a special guest from Nevada Ballet Theatre’s Professional Company.
ANBT’s Pre-Professional Ballet Program presents a classic, full-length, comic ballet in two acts, La Fille Mal Gardée. Advanced-level students will dance the lead roles of Lise and Colas, joined by a special guest from Nevada Ballet Theatre’s professional Company. The story of the “wayward” daughter and her mother’s attempts to marry her off to a clumsy and simpleminded suitor is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. From classical ballet pas de deux to a swirling maypole, ANBT students bring to life the characters within a country setting. Augmenting the story will be young students from the Children’s Program who will bring other parts of the story to life. This timeless classic should not be missed.
A Choreographers’ Showcase
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 1:00 PM
10th Anniversary Celebration!
In 2007, visionaries from Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil® embarked on a journey to create something unique and life-changing. Something designed to showcase the raw talent present in both companies and nurture artistic expression. A decade later, A Choreographers’ Showcase has become one of the most talked about events in Las Vegas each year, described as “joyous, experimental and vibrant,” by the Las Vegas Review-Journal. This dynamic partnership between the artists of two leading cultural institutions has debuted dozens of bold new works combining raw athleticism, exquisite grace and kinetic movement. Come enjoy the creativity and artistry on display as A Choreographers’ Showcase celebrates 10 years of bringing one-of-a-kind experiences to Las Vegas.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM
The Wild West to The Andrews Sisters!
The American Experience has been a boundless source of inspiration for art in all its forms. This Veterans Day weekend NBT celebrates that history with three dynamic pieces of Classic Americana. The program will begin with George Balanchine’s Serenade, his first ballet choreographed in America and one of his most visually arresting and emotionally stirring. Set to Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, Balanchine’s lyrical, ethereal choreography will leave you breathless.
December 9 – 24, 2017
Las Vegas’ favorite holiday tradition!
Choreographed by James Canfield, NBT’s The Nutcracker fills the stage with glittering holiday cheer as Tchaikovsky’s beloved score fills the theater. Come along on a magical journey with Clara and her handsome Prince, from the warmth of her family home to a land of toy soldiers, mischievous rodents and exotic visitors from faraway lands. This magical tour through the wonder and sparkle of the season features a cast of nearly 100 dancers including NBT’s talented Company Artists and students from NBT’s affiliated Academy. With more performances than ever before it’s easy to find the perfect time to treat your family and friends to a larger than life world filled with waltzing flowers, nimble fairies, and moonlit snow. Simply put, it wouldn’t be the holidays without NBT’s production of The Nutcracker.
Beauty and the Beast
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM
Three performances to choose from!
Venture into a colorful world of magic and enchantment with the time honored tale of Beauty and the Beast. Set to a lyrical score by Tchaikovsky, this NBT Company Premiere is a visually spectacular production celebrating the transformative power of love. From the mysterious forest filled with leaping stags and lively nymphs, to the beastly, imposing castle and its cursed occupants, this ballet is a feast for the senses. First created for San Francisco Ballet by the legendary Lew Christensen, the performance proved so popular it was revived each year for a decade. A generation later, it remains one of the best loved stories of all time and a heartwarming fairy tale perfect for the entire family.
The Studio Series
March 22 – 25, 2018
Only available to subscribers!
Performed in our intimate NBT Summerlin Studios, The Studio Series is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of dance. Seated within mere feet of the performance, our subscribers experience a truly up close and personal interaction with NBT’s Company Artists. The passion and commitment each of them bring to their craft is on full display, leaving everyone moved by performances’ end. This unique access to NBT is one of the most talked about events of the season and the only way to experience it is to become an NBT subscriber.
NBT Photos by Virginia Trudeau. A Choreographers’ Showcase photos by John Rohling. Company B photo by Frank Atura courtesy of The Sarasota Ballet. Beauty and the Beast photos by Rosalie O’Connor courtesy of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. Carousel (A Dance) photo by Angela Sterling featuring the company of Pacific Northwest Ballet. Serenade and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue choreography by George Balanchine. ©The George Balanchine Trust.