• Date: April 14, 2024
  • Time: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Price: 8-36
  • Location: Park City Institute

This program will include the Eccles Theater debut of 2by2, choreographed by the BalletNEXT artistic director Michele Wiles. 2by2 will be performed alongside classical guitar soloist Sophie Stanley. This piece is a breath of fresh air, enlivened by the vibrant rhythms of Brazilian street music. 

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

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