Just Dance

Do Las Vegas’ seven resident Cirque du Soleil shows leave you hungry for more? Perhaps the circus’ collaborative production with the state’s largest professional ballet company will sustain your artistic appetite.

The third annual Choreographers’ Showcase includes 11 originally choreographed treatments created by artists from KÀ, Love and Zumanity, and the Nevada Ballet Theatre.

Called A Project Designed to Stimulate and Encourage Artistic Growth, the show has become a tradition for both organizations. The annual event helps raise funds for the ballet, and last year’s raised more than $27,000.

“Cirque’s artists, performers and stage technicians are the best in the world, and the beauty of this collaboration is that each work is a unique world premiere,” notes Michael Brewer of Nevada Ballet Theatre. “It’s a perfect match of creative talents.”

The collaborative showcase is presented inside the Mystère Theatre at Treasure Island two afternoons, on April 18 and 25. Seats for the 1 p.m. matinees are $20-$40—far less than any Cirque show on the Strip. 894-7722, nevadaballet.com.