BalletNEXT at the Eccles Center Main Stage

  • Date: April 14, 2024
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Location: Eccles Center in Park City

Beginning the program is the Eccles premiere of the duet La Follia, by Italian choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti. Commissioned and premiering originally in 2011, La Follia features strong ballet technique fused with modernism set to the Vivaldi sonata with the same name. The ballet, created on two powerful women summons serious balances, and the tensions by the baroque music demand and all-out performance that is sure to excite. 

Second in the program will be the World Premiere of Michele Wiles’ Petrichor. Meaning the smell of rain, Petrichor is set to Max Richter’s Infra and once again features the company dancers of BalletNEXT and live accompaniment from the musicians of StringFX 

Completing the program will be The Devil Wears Pointe Shoes, a rousing western-themed ballet sure to delight, once again featuring the dancers of BalletNEXT and accompaniment from StringFX.

BalletNEXT founded in 2011 by former principal ballerina of American Ballet Theatre Michele Wiles, BalletNEXT is a platform to collaborate with world-class dancers, choreographers, and musicians, encouraging risk-taking as the company creates unexpected performances.