Summerlin Library hosts free Kelly Roth & Dancers concerts

The annual Dance in the Desert Festival may have ended, but the dancing continues this weekend at the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center as Kelly Roth & Dancers present a free program at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday.

A cross-section of Roth’s works spanning the last three decades of his 42-year choreographic career, the dance concert ranges from 1991’s light-hearted mythological spoof “Hernaeus & Taphea, part three” to “Elegy for Murray Louis,” a tribute created last year following the death of Roth’s mentor.

Also on the program: the world premiere of another Roth-danced Murray Louis salute, “Sayings of Super Cookie.”

The recent “A Trimbling” pays tribute to Mary Trimble, a retired violist (who played with showroom orchestras and the Las Vegas Philharmonic) who was murdered in 2016. (Roth’s son Tobias Kremer Roth, who studied with Trimble, returns with UNLV’s Graduate String Quartet to accompany the dancers, playing Sergei Prokofiev’s First String Quartet.)

Another 2016 work making its return is the abstract series of solos “Interlopian Tubes,” while guest artist Yoomi Lee brings to life choreographer Michel Fokine’s classic “The Dying Swan.”

For more information on the free program, visit

Contact Carol Cling at or 702-383-0272. Follow @CarolSCling on Twitter.

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