Ballet Without Borders Returns To Montana This January
The Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre of Missoula will be hosting the annual Ballet Beyond Borders from January 11th - 14th 2023, offering up a dance competition and cultural exchange with dancers from all over the world. This will be the 9th year that RMBT will host the event at the University of Montana Dennison Theater.
Ballet Beyond Borders includes dancers from 21 countries as well as local dancers from Showtyme Missoula and On Center Performing Arts that will perform in several age categories. Tickets for the performances are on sale now HERE.
The theatre company's Music Director and Associate Director Karen Carreno explains that while there are several dance competitions in the four-day event with scholarships to prestigious dance schools on the line, the focus is on the cultural exchange and celebration of the arts.
The dancing may be the entreé, but the appetizers are also a big part of the event; on Tuesday January 10th there will be a book reading and appearance at Missoula Public Library from Ahmad Joudeh. Joudeh will read from his autobiography "Dance Or Die" which tells the tale of his journey as a dancer from Damascus to the big stages of Europe's top dance troupes.
The Gala is one of the main attractions - tickets on sale are as low as $25/ea to experience the dance showcases and competitions. For a full schedule of Ballet Beyond Borders, you can visit the Rocky Mountain Ballet Theatre's website HERE.