Sweet dance moves
It's time to long for that green light across the lake once again, as the Sacramento Ballet offers an encore of Ron Cunningham's The Great Gatsby. If ever there were a 20th-century literary classic made for dance, it's this one, with the elegance of the Roaring Twenties amply displayed in both traditional ballet and jazz dance. What's more, this production includes live music from Billy Novick's Blue Syncopators. There's nothing like a bit of lust, excess, power and desire to kick off Sac Ballet's 60th season. And Jay Gatsby, the Buchanans and Nick Harroway—as well as their period-garbed party pals—will provide. Fresh off a performance at TBD Fest earlier this month, the Sacramento Ballet seems poised to prove, once and for all, that ballet is “cool” with this one. The Great Gatsby, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 23 through Saturday, October 25; 2 p.m. Sunday, October 26; $17-$57. Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street; www.sacballet.org.