Ballet West

Sweet and Bitter
White Swan | Black Swan
Fox on the Doorstep

África Guzmán, Nicolo Fonte, and Adam Sklute (with Original Choreography by Mark Goldweber & Pamela Robinson-Harris)
1h 30m
Royal Theatre (805 Broughton Street at Blanshard)

Performance Dates

Fri. Feb. 1 • 730pm

Sat. Feb. 2 • 730pm

Ballet West has toured the world several times over presenting the very best in American classical ballet. Sweet and Bitter by África Guzmán (Spain) uses Ezio Bosso’s score as a source of inspiration “to find strength and sensitivity and transform the most classic lines to play with the limits of gravity.” Also on the program, you will be treated to the two famous duets from Swan Lake (the Black Swan and White Swan pas de deux) as reimagined by the company’s Artistic Director Adam SkluteNicolo Fonte’s Fox on the Doorstep is an abstract narrative recounting Fonte’s encounter with a white fox sitting on his doorstep, seemingly divining his elderly father’s passing only a few hours later.

“… undoubtedly the future for professional ballet, both classical and contemporary.” THE O’COLLY NEWS

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Presenting sponsor: Tulipe Noire
Season Receptions sponsor: Tulipe Noire


Pre-show Chat

Artists of Ballet West in Nicolo Fonte's Fox on a Doorstep. Photo: Beau Pearson.

Join us before the show for a lobby conversation with a member of the visiting dance company. Our popular pre-show chats begin about 45 minutes prior to curtain and are free to all ticket holders.