John Hart, second from left, artistic director of Ballet West, celebrated 50 years in ballet at a reception following Wednesday night's opening of the company's current program, "An Evening of Premieres." (See review on C3.) Hart joined London's Vic-Wells Ballet in 1938 and has spent the intervening years as a dancer, ballet master, assistant director of London's Royal Ballet, administrator and teacher. With Hart are the American choreographers represented on this week's program at the Capitol Theater. From left are Peter Anastos of New York City, Val Caniparoli of San Francisco Ballet and James Canfield, director of Portland's Pacific Ballet Theatre.