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Ballet Idaho: NewDance

Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 8-11, Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center


Garret Anderson—formerly of the Boise-based Trey McIntyre Project and LED, along with other dance companies worldwide—took over as Ballet Idaho’s artistic director from Peter Anastos in July, but it’s not until this weekend that he’ll truly debut his work with a production of NewDance: Form and Concept. NewDance will kick off Ballet Idaho’s 2018/19 season Thursday, Nov. 8, at the Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center in downtown Boise, and include the world premier of a piece by LED Artistic Director Lauren Edson, along with work from Craig Davidson, Dana Genshaft, Danielle Rowe, Penny Saunders and Robyn Mineko Williams. Described by the ballet as “intimate and powerfu,l” and appearing for just a four-day run, NewDance is an expansion of existing repertory that should enthrall old hands and new faces alike.