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Ballet west has been using the same designs in its “Nutcracker” production for nearly 30 years, according to the company’s artistic director Adam Sklute.

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This month, Ballet West is hosting its first ever choreography festival. It’s bringing in renowned ballet companies from around the country to share and showcase original choreography.

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There are only a handful of performances left for Ballet West’s “The Nutcracker.” As the company begins to wind down this year’s run of the Christmas classic, it’s already preparing for the 2017 production, which includes a complete reboot of sets and costumes. The ballet company is trying to keep things fresh while also preserving the historical nature of its original production.

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Ballet West will be traveling to Cuba this fall to perform at Havana’s International Ballet Festival. The Salt Lake City company will be one of the first American ballet groups to perform in Cuba since the United States lifted travel and trade restrictions with the island nation this year.