Growing up, Lindsay Van was told she didn’t have the “right” physique, but that didn’t keep her from becoming the first Women’s World Ski Jumping Champion. Still, she wanted to show what she could do in the Olympics. But there was a problem: ski jumping for women wasn’t allowed by the International Olympic Committee. A new documentary film traces Van’s journey for equality and acceptance.
Bill Kerig, director, “Ready to Fly”
Deedee Corradini, former Salt Lake City Mayor and president, Women’s Ski Jumping USA
The documentary “Ready to Fly” premieres Friday, Feb. 10 as part of the 10th anniversary of the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City and will run for two weeks in the six Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters in Utah. For additional screening locations and times, visit http://www.readytoflyfilm.com/screenings/.
Bull fights, gypsies and ballet with a Spanish flair come to the Capitol Theatre as Ballet West presents “Don Quixote.” On Thursday, artistic director Adam Sklute joins us to talk about the narrative, the music and the choreography of this classic production.
Adam Sklute, Ballet West Artistic Director
Ballet West’s Don Quixote runs Feb. 10, 11 and 14-18 at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City. Single tickets range from $19 to $75 and are available through ArtTix at www.arttix.org or by calling (801) 355-ARTS. Discounts are also available for groups of 15 or more by calling Ballet West at (801) 869-6900.