Baring their souls: ‘Art from art’ celebrates dance collaboration

Martha Graham once said, “Dance is the hidden language of the soul of the body.” If so, there will be a lot of soul onstage at “Art from Art: The 11th Annual Choreographer’s Showcase” celebrating music, movement and artistic collaboration.

Three special fall shows will bring together artists of two leading Vegas cultural institutions: the Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil. Spotlighting Las Vegas artists including dancers, acrobats and aerialists, this one-of-a-kind experience will showcase more than 60 performers, focusing on athleticism, grace and kinetic movement.

“A Choreographers’ Showcase combines the excellence of both Nevada Ballet Theatre and Cirque du Soleil for a collaborative event allowing performers from both entities to stretch their artistic wings as they work together to produce original creations of choreography,” said Johanna Sapakie, Cirque Du Soleil’s Artistic Guide for the event. “With 12 brand new works for this year, audiences can expect to be immersed in a gallery of artistic expression while enjoying a new, cohesive format of seamless flow.”

Performances will be Oct. 7, 13 and 14 at 1 p.m at Mystere Theatre at Treasure Island. $25 to $45. nevadaballet.org