It’s time to take a chance on Dance

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

PHOTO CREDIT: BLINDers Choreographed by Jason Plowman and Daria SobelmanA Choreographers’ Showcase 2016 Photo by John Rohling

Las Vegas may be considered the “Entertainment Capital of the World” but the fancy facade of the Strip often overshadows the top-notch performing arts companies which flourish in the desert community. When it comes to the art of movement, there’s a hearty menu of dance on tap for the 2017-2018 season.

Nevada Ballet Theatre punctuates their 45th year with the theme “Every Moment. Every Movement. Elevated.” Artistic director James Canfield stepped down in June and the search for a new leader is still in progress, though guest artists will stage select concert pieces. During his tenure Canfield structured the company as an ensemble of dancers rather than as a hierarchy, so it will be interesting to see what path a new leader will take.

“A Choreographers’ Showcase”: This year marks the tenth anniversary of NBT and Cirque du Soleil’s yearly collaboration of works that creates a magical coalescence of different styles through pieces choreographed and performed by company artists. Alan Medina directs. October 8, 14 and 15 in Mystere Theatre at Treasure Island Hotel.

“Classic Americana”: For Veterans Day three pieces celebrating the American spirit are staged by dancers associated with each choreographer and are accompanied b