Ballet and fashion may be distant step-siblings, with one emphasizing motion and the other spectacle. But both live and die by grace and execution, so why not pair them in a fundraiser?
Ballet West’s Fourth Annual “Couture in Motion” does that to the extent that it dresses a handful of the company’s dance artists in international fashion for a sight to behold. In this case, the fashion is provided by Park City retailer Farasha, specializing in emerging fashion designers from around the world.
This year’s installment also walks with a special emphasis on shoes from Ballet West’s “Shoe-In,” showcasing Utah artists’ most daring recreations of foot-wear that push this most practical of clothing items into new territory. All proceeds from this classy night out go toward Ballet West’s outreach and education programs.
‘Couture In Motion’
When • May 11, 6 p.m. pre-show party, 8 p.m. fashion show.
Where • The Grand America, 555 S. Main St., Salt Lake City
Info • $40 general admission; $100 for pre-show party, reserved seating and drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Call 801-869-6917 or visit www.balletwest.org for more information.