Sakolsky-Basquill's original works will be brought to the stage with the help of local dancers from the Off Center Dance, Balance Dance, Idaho Dance, Boise Dance Co-Op, Ballet Idaho and Idaho Dance Theater companies, including Jason Hartley, Jem Wierenga and Yurek Hansen.
Formerly called Innovations, this annual dance event takes advantage of Anastos' talents and experience to deliver cutting-edge choreographies professionally performed by principal dancer Angela Napier Gibson, as well as other Ballet Idaho company dancers, including Nathan Powell, Lauren Menger, Daniel Ojeda and James Brougham.
Sunday, Feb. 24-Monday, Feb. 25 at Esther Simplot Performing Arts Center and Morrison Center
By Josh Gross
Hersch spent two months in a coma in 2008 because of complications from AIDS and spent months relearning how to bend scales at the level that made The New York Times call him "singular among the trailblazers of their art." But he pulled it off.