Here are some dance performances scheduled around the area for the upcoming week:
- RUSSIAN FOLK DANCE TROUPE ZABAVA will perform at the Ellen Eccles Theatre, 43 S. Main, Logan, Thursday, April 2. Curtain is 8 p.m.Tickets range from $9-$15 and can be purchased at the Eccles Theatre box office or by calling (435) 752-0026.
"Zabava" means "entertainment" or "fun" in Russian. Under the direction of choreographer Sergei Shadyun, the troupe has performed all over the world, including the 1994 World Cup Soccer Championship Games, the Epcot Center at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., the Paiz Festival in Guatemala and the Russian Mission in New York.
During the Logan performance, the dancers will demonstrate Russian folk dancing with a group of musicians who play authentic traditional instruments.
Each dancer will have about 10 costume changes throughout the performance.
- THE CHILDREN'S DANCE THEATRE will perform its version of the Russian folktale, "Salt," at the Murray High School auditorium on April 3. Curtain is 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5 for general admission; $10 per family. Children under 12 will be admitted free with a paying adult. Tickets can be purchased by calling (801) 264-2614.
The story of "Salt" follows a young boy named Ivan who wants to be like his brothers and please his father. Everyone thinks of him as a fool because he asks so many questions. But he finds love using both his quick wits and a mystery seasoning called salt.
- THE BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY Dance Department will perform works by graduating seniors at the Senior Showcase April 3 in the Dance Studio Theatre, 166 Richards Building on the BYU campus.
Curtain is 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the Dance Ticket Office, 165 Richards Building.
- BALLET WEST will take its inspirational "Feel the Beat" production to the Egyptian Theatre in Ogden April 3-4. Curtain is 7:30 p.m.
"Feel the Beat" not only features Ballet West dancers, but 150 children from Bennion and Whittier Elementary Schools in Salt Lake City.
This production includes a revival of George Balanchine's "Stravinsky Violin Concerto," artistic director Jonas Kage's "Moody Moves" and National Dance Institute founder Jacque d'Amboise's "Jump" and "Fat City."
Ticket information can be obtained by calling the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association at (801) 399-9214.