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Breaking attendance and revenue records from the 2013-2014 season, Colorado Ballet had its most successful performance season in its 53-year history. The company’s audience grows substantially each year and we are seeing more and more sold-out shows. This is why we are thrilled to announce that our Colorado Ballet subscriptions for the 2014-2015 season are now available!
Our season subscribers are our most valuable and loyal audience members, who enjoy a host of benefits and privileges. We thank our subscriber family by offering priority seating, discounted tickets, and invitations to exclusive events. Subscribers receive 25% off for all performances, complementary ticket exchanges, and get to choose their preferred dates and times early. As a subscriber, you will also have the ability to retain your preferred seats for the following season or even upgrade your seating before new subscribers are assigned seats. So purchase your Colorado Ballet tickets as a subscription series now and make the ballet a regular event!
The 2014-2015 subscription package includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ballet MasterWorks and Peter and the Wolf. Additional tickets for these three performances and/or tickets to see The Nutcracker and Dracula can also be purchased separately, with priority seating and 25% off before tickets go on sale to the general public.
As a season opener, A Midsummer Night’s Dream will take the stage September 26-October 5, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. This enchanting ballet inspired by the classic Shakespearian story will be filled with mischief, romance and comedy. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will include an original score by Felix Mendelssohn, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra and the Colorado Children’s Chorale.
To follow, Colorado Ballet will present a special Halloween weekend performance of Dracula, October 31-November 2, 2014. “Spine-tingling would be an understatement for how this thrillingly beautiful performance based on Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror will leave you feeling,” said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. This production will feature seductive vampires, frightening mental patients, the king of the undead, and an eerie and beautiful score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
The season will continue by ringing in the holiday with one of Colorado Ballet’s favorite traditions, The Nutcracker November 29-December 27, 2014. Celebration, gift giving, comic battles, and onstage blizzards, are just a few highlights of what this dazzling production will bring. So mark your calendars and get your discounted tickets early, for we expect nothing less than a packed house for each performance.
In the spring, Ballet MasterWorks will take the stage February 20-March 1, 2015. This ballet will feature three different pieces and live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. The three sections will include Concerto Barocco featuring a beautiful score by composer Johann Sebastian Bach; Fancy Free, a ballet set during World War II with music by Leonard Bernstein; and a new work which will be announced at a later date. “Ballet MasterWorks is a true masterpiece of three innovative ballets that will showcase our dancers’ artistry and elegance,” said Boggs.
Colorado Ballet will close out its 2014-2015 season with the famous Russian children’s tale Peter and the Wolf, March 27-29, 2015 at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. This witty and musical production will be perfect for families, as the festive characters portray bravery and imagination.
To subscribe to the 2014-2015 season, please click here. Single tickets go on sale July 15, 2014.
Learn about what makes Colorado Ballet so great in this brief video created for the 2014 Balletto di Gala event. This video includes photos, videos and interviews of artists of Colorado Ballet, students from Colorado Ballet Academy and outreach programs, Colorado Ballet Trustees, and more.
The dancers of Colorado Ballet will host Fancy Footwork from 7-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 at the Colorado Ballet Studios. The event has a suggested $10 donation at the door.
Join the dancers of Colorado Ballet for a one-night only show featuring pieces chosen by the dancers themselves. Selections will range from excerpts of the great classics to new contemporary works by choreographers within the Colorado Ballet family. Along with an awesome show, guests will have the opportunity to bid on one-of-a-kind items and experiences, in a silent auction, tailored by the Colorado Ballet dancers. Join us for what will surely be a great night of dancing and fun.
Photo: Tracy Jones, Kevin Hale and Sean Omandam
By Francisco Estevez Photography
Here is a promo video created by the dancers:
On April 12, 2014, the Colorado Ballet Auxiliary will host its annual Balletto di Gala celebration, Dancing With Our Stars. Taking place at The Ritz-Carlton, Denver, this black-tie event promises a glamorous evening of entertainment, dancing, dinner, and more! Balletto di Gala is the largest annual fundraiser for Colorado Ballet Auxiliary, a vital cultural force in the Denver arts community. Proceeds from this event will support Colorado Ballet, Colorado’s world-class professional dance company. Cocktails will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. There will be a silent auction, a live auction, and special performances from community leaders paired with professional dancers of Colorado Ballet.
This one-night event will serve to benefit a wide range of Colorado Ballet’s artistic initiatives. Your attendance at Balletto di Gala will ultimately support the community education and outreach programming, students of the Colorado Ballet Academy, and Colorado Ballet’s professional Company.
Gala Co-Chair, Kris McMullan, said “we have been able to feature such great community leaders at the Balletto di Gala; the Auxiliary feels fortunate to have one of the premiere dance galas of the season that raises money for such a great cause.”
Colorado Ballet is thrilled for this year’s lineup. Former Denver Broncos guard, Zane Beadles, will be dancing with Morgan Buchanan. SVP of Investor Relations and Business Development for Boulder Brands, Carole Buyers, will be paired with Dmitry Trubchanov. Co-host of the Country Morning KYGO Ryno and Tracy Show, Tracey Dixon, will be dancing with Kevin Wilson. 9 News reporter Colleen Ferreria will be paired with Sean Omandam. Former Denver Broncos running back and professional broadcaster and motivational speaker, Reggie Rivers, will be dancing with Tracy Jones, and president of Paragon Homes Inc., Ed Venerable will be dancing with Maria Mosina.
We hope you will join us on Saturday, April 12, 2014, for a very special evening to celebrate and support Colorado Ballet.
For more information on Colorado Ballet Auxiliary please visit - http://coloradoballetaux.org/.
For ticket information to Balletto di Gala please, please click here.
Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearse "Feast of the Gods" one of the three ballets in "Ballet Director's Choice," choreography by Edwaard Liang and music by Ottorino Respighi.