How to Spend a Winter Weekend in Idaho’s Sun Valley
January 21, 2022
Though it’s a small town, Ketchum is brimming with arts and culture, including live theater, visual arts, concerts, and annual festivals and events. It’s home to the Sun Valley Film Festival, Ballet Sun Valley, the Sun Valley Museum of Art, the Sun Valley Jazz & Music Festival, and more than a dozen galleries.
Sun Valley To Host BalletX This August
Another summer is about to wrap up, but not before Ballet Sun Valley brings one more festival to town. Ballet-X will be performing at the Sun Valley Pavilion on August 22 and 23.
Ballet-X is a contemporary ballet company based in Philadelphia. Idaho Matters talks with company co-founder Matthew Neenan and dancer Francesca Forcella.
Bold, Beautiful, BalletX— An Epic Mountain Adventure
The Wood River Valley has as big an appetite for outdoor play and robust adventure as it does for the rich flavor of cultural arts. Both can involve the spectacular, the breathtaking, and the jaw-dropping, leaving you ravenous for second helpings. With Ballet Sun Valley’s festival offering this month, prepare to be thoroughly satiated, and, the next morning over coffee, debating which was the bigger thrill— contemporary ballet or your bike ride off the top of Baldy. It promises to be pretty heady stuff.
Preview: Ballet Sun Valley’s Summer Festivals
Ballet Sun Valley, which was founded in 2011 to bring international ballet to the Sun Valley, Idaho area, has presented summer ballet festivals featuring prominent dancers and choreographers annually since 2012. This year’s Festival, which will be performed before a live audience in the open-air Sun Valley Pavilion, is for the first time divided into two parts:
Idaho’s Ballet Sun Valley Festival Is Back With an Expanded Season
Ballet Sun Valley, the annual dance festival in scenic Sun Valley, Idaho, is back in full force with an expanded summer season this year. Held outdoors at the Sun Valley Pavilion, the first part of the festival runs July 12–13 and features dancers from San Francisco Ballet, Houston Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and The Washington Ballet. Then, BalletX takes the stage August 22–23, making its Ballet Sun Valley debut.
Ballet Sun Valley Bounces Back With In-Person Performances
Ballet Sun Valley is back next week with four nights of live dancing and completely unique programs each evening. The performances will be in person at the iconic open air Sun Valley Pavilion.
Joining Idaho Matters to talk more about the July Festival are Kelli Quinlan, executive director of Ballet Sun Valley… and Matthew Bledsoe… executive vice president of IMG artists.
Ballet Sun Valley Presents All-Star Lineup for 2021 Season
July Issue, 2021
Ballet Sun Valley (BSV) will present two gala performances at the Sun Valley Pavilion for an in-person event with artists from the Houston Ballet, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and The Washington Ballet among others…