Ballet West dancers team with Park City retailer for ‘Couture In Motion’
Arts fundraiser • Ballet West dancers team with Park City retailer to don international fashion.
Published: May 9, 2012 04:46PM
Updated: May 9, 2012 04:46PM
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Ballet West and Farasha join forces May 11 for the Fourth Annual "Couture In Motion" fashion show. Courtesy Katie Critchlow | Ballet West

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.

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‘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.