by Robert Bell
BALLET ARKANSAS: BEYOND CATEGORY
8 p.m. Wildwood Park for the Performing Arts. $20-$25.
This eclectic concert from Ballet Arkansas melds classical, contemporary and modern dance and highlights Michael Bearden, principal dancer from Ballet West in Salt Lake City. Bearden returns to Little Rock fresh off a five-week engagement in Scotland.
The show includes choreography by Michelle Jarvis, Bud Kerwin, Keisha Ilama-White and Leslie Schickel, whose world premiere dance, "Delta, Push Up Open," is a ballet based on the history of the Delta Blues.
Performances are at 8 p.m. March 9-10 and at 2 p.m. March 11.