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Ballet Idaho, Artbent showcase new choreography, performance art

Catch “Chiaroscuro,” a multimedia installation project featuring dance, art, performance and music from the artists of Artbent Productions. The experiential performance allows the audience to enter and exit on their own time.
Catch “Chiaroscuro,” a multimedia installation project featuring dance, art, performance and music from the artists of Artbent Productions. The experiential performance allows the audience to enter and exit on their own time.

There’s a lot of dance going on this month as Ballet Idaho, Idaho Dance Theatre and Artbent Productions perform spring concerts.

▪  Ballet Idaho’s choreography series NewDance Up Close features a preview of choreographer Daniel Ojeda’s work he is preparing for Treefort Music Fest. You’ll also see work from Sayoko Knode, Lydia Sakolsky-Basquill, Phyllis Rothwell Affrunti and Nathan Powell.

8 p.m. Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18; 4 p.m. Sunday, March 19, Esther Performing Arts Academy Annex, 501 S. 8th St., Boise. $20 and $25. 343-0556, BalletIdaho.org.

▪  Artbent Productions — a new collaborative venture between Off Center Dance’s Katie Ponozzo, cellist Kyla Davidson and visual and performance artist Kristin Hill — presents “Chiaroscuro.” It’s an multimedia performance piece that is more of an experience, less like a show, and it allows you to enter and exit at your pace during the event.

7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St. $15 general, $10 students. Brown Paper Tickets and at the door. Artbent.com.

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