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Dance Fever

Few of us equate ballet with belly laughs, but Ballet Idaho is going for a touch of comedy in its upcoming season.

The dance company just announced its new season, which begins Oct. 2-4 with performances of Swan Lake, Idaho—billed as Cabela's meets Tchaikovsky—as well as Yes, Virginia, Another Piano Ballet, and ends with the Fred and Ginger ballroom ballet, Footage, a hold-over from last season.

Also being revived from last season is The Nutcracker, which will take the stage in December. The classic theme will continue in February 2010 when the company presents Cinderella at the Morrison Center for two shows only.

Finally, the season will close out in April 2010 with an all-Italian program, featuring Vivaldi's Four Seasons, Stravinsky's Pulcinella and Mendelssohn's Italian Symphony.

Season tickets, which range from $100 to $135, do not include The Nutcracker, but they do allow holders to reserve seats before they go on sale to the general public.

Of course, there's still time to catch the final performances of this season on Friday, May 1-3, at the Morrison Center. A Spring Collage of Classics includes "Sweet Dreams" (featuring the music of Patsy Cline and Vivaldi), as well as dances inspired by The Rite of Spring and Piano Concerto in G Major.

Performances are Friday, May 1, 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 2, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 3, 2 p.m. Tickets cost between $20 and $50. For more information, call 208-343-0556 or visit

Winding Down

You have just a few more days to check out Boise State's Red Circle Press's print silent action at Flying M Coffeehouse.

The auction of the collection of prints including etchings, woodcuts, linocuts, polyester plate lithographs, serigraphs and digital work will ends on Thursday, April 30, so get in to stake your claim.

Everybody Cut

Life is so unfair when you're a teenager who just has to dance and your crush's father is leading the ban on gettin' down. At least it is in the world of Footloose, the 1980s classic musical about teen angst and easy-listening light rock.

The touring version of the stage show will hit the Nampa Civic Center for one night only on Sunday, May 3, with performances at 4 and 7 p.m. General admission tickets cost $38 and can be purchased by calling 208-468-5555 or online at

Join Up

Boise Open Studios Collective Organization is welcoming new visual artists from Ada, Boise and Canyon counties to join the club. Applicants will be chosen by a panel of BOSCO members and at least one outside juror.

Applications must be postmarked by Friday, May 15, and details may be found online at For more info, e-mail

Back to School

Boise State's Department of Theatre Arts is presenting its spring dance concert May 1-2 with original works by 10 choreographers. Les Femme en Noir will feature dances by student choreographers, as well as work created by Idaho Dance Theatre members Casee Hogg, Kaelen O'Shea and Yurek Hansen.

Performances will begin Friday, May 1, 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, May 2, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Danny Peterson Theatre in the Morrison Center. Tickets cost $7 for general admission or $5 for Boise State students at the door. For more information, call 208-426-3957.