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C-12 The Park Record Wed/Thurs/Fri, April 4-6, 2018 Ballet West will leap into ‘The Shakespeare Suite’ Works selected by Artistic Director Adam Sklute Submitted by Ballet West Three elegant and dynamic works grace the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre stage from April 13-21 for the Company’s spring repertory program. For his tenth anniversary, Artistic Director Adam Sklute has picked significant works that have shaped his career and love of ballet. The program opens with Jiří Kylián’s emotional and athletic “Return to a Strange Land,” followed by Merce Cunningham’s modern masterpiece, “Summerspace.” The program is headlined by David Bintley’s brilliant and comedic “The Shakespeare Suite.” “This program is really a Director’s Choice,” Sklute said. “The three works I am presenting are unexpected favorites that are theatrically and artistically brilliant in unique ways. A little gem, ‘Return to a Strange Land’ was one of my favorite ballets to dance; ‘Summerspace’ is a supreme collaboration of art, music, and dance; and ‘The Shakespeare Suite’ delighted me from the moment I first saw it performed in England.” After the great choreographer John Cranko’s premature death Continued from C-7 KUED looks at Trump President Trump came to see him as a foe, and examine how the Republican Party has evolved across his political lifetime.” during a U.S. tour, Kylián and the Stuttgart Ballet described their arrival home without their mentor as a “return to a strange land.” The rumination became the title of Kylián’s tribute to his mentor featuring six dancers and a stage strewn with fallen leaves. The heart-rending work is set to a solo piano written by Czech composer Leoš Janáček. Merce Cunningham frequently collaborated with visual artists, architects, designers and musicians. From Lichtenstein to Warhol, Cunningham worked with some of the most cutting-edge innovators of the 20th century. In 1958, he created Summerspace, which became indicative of his unique collaborative method. American painter and graphic artist Robert Rauschenberg designed the costumes and set, and Morton Feldman, one of America’s most important experimental composers, wrote the music. The three men worked entirely independent of one another, only seeing the ballet put together on the night of its premiere in New London, Connecticut. Ballet West becomes one of a very few companies in the world to produce this fascinating exploration into movement, music and art. The program ends on a joyous note with British choreographer David Bintley’s “The Shake- speare Suite.” Intense, funny, and dynamic, the ballet is a series of pop-culture vignettes of Shakespeare plays, including “Othello,” “Hamlet” and “Romeo and Juliet.” The groundbreaking work is accompanied by an exuberant Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn jazz score. Drawing on both new interviews and Frontline’s deep archive of reporting, “McCain” traces the conservative standard-bearer’s motivations and his political history — from his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, to speaking out against torture during the Bush administration, to his dramatic vote against the GOP’s health care bill last year. “By McCain ending Trump’s initiative, by McCain putting his hand up and saying, ‘Stop,’ it was a roaring back for the Re- publican establishment,” Robert Costa of The Washington Post and Washington Week tells Frontline. But the film also examines how, with his 2008 nomination of Sarah Palin as running mate, McCain himself contributed to a growing challenge to the party establishment: “That was really the first time that you had this establishment versus grass roots conflict,” says Republican pollster Frank Luntz. For information, visit www. kued.org. About Ballet West Ballet West, one of America’s premiere ballet companies, has earned an international reputation for artistic innovation and excellence since its founding in 1963. For more than 50 years, the Salt Lake City-based Company has entertained and excited audiences in its home state and worldwide by presenting the great classics, fascinating historical masterpieces, and new cutting-edge creations with the highest artistic and professional standards. The Company continues to build future ballet artists and audiences by providing classical ballet training through its four campuses of The Frederick Quinney Lawson Ballet West Academy. Ballet West also offers impactful education and outreach programs each year to over one hundred thousand children and adults across the state of Utah. Tickets are now available starting at just $20 online, at www.balletwest.org or by calling the Ballet West ticket office at 801-869-6900. Post your best shots on Instagram with the hashtag: #ParkCityPics and we’ll put the best ones in The Park Record!