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Colorado Ballet closes 54th season

Thursday, April 02, 2015

With the final performance of Colorado Ballet's 2014-2015 season taking place on Sunday, we close our 54th season. We thank all of our patrons and supporters for this amazing season that included A Midsummer Night's Dream, Dracula, The Nutcracker, Ballet MasterWorks and Peter and the Wolf.  We look forward to the 2015-2016 season, which will include La Sylphide, The Nutcracker, Alice (in Wonderland) and Ballet Director's Choice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos: Artists of Colorado Ballet in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by Mike Watson; Chandra Kuykendall and Domenico Luciano in "Dracula" by Mike Watson; Morgan Buchanan in "The Nutcracker" by Mike Watson; Sharon Wehner in "Concerto Barocco" by Sue Daniels Photography; Artists of Colorado Ballet in "In Pieces" by Sue Daniels Photography; Artists of Colorado Ballet in "Fancy Free" by Sue Daniels Photography; Maria Mosina and Alexei Tyukov in "Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1" by Mike Watson; Artists of Colorado Ballet in "Peter and the Wolf"

Peter and the Wolf - the music behind the characters

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In Colorado Ballet's upcoming production of Peter and the Wolf, each character in the story has a particular musical instrument and theme in Prokofiev's familiar musical score.  In the ballet, the Bird is the flute, the Cat is the clarinet, the Duck is the oboe and the Grandfather is the bassoon.  Other characters have multiple instruments, for example, Peter's theme is made up of string instruments including the violin, viola, cello and bass.  The Wolf's theme is played by French horns and the Hunters are woodwind instruments, with a few percussion instruments including the timpani and bass drum.

In addition to the music, Peter and the Wolf will include live narration.

Colorado Ballet will perform Peter and the Wolf, March 27-29 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.  The ballet features choreography by Michael Smuin and music by Sergei Prokofiev.  Click here for more information.

Photo: Kevin Gaël Thomas and Joshua Allenback by Allen Birnbach

About the opening work for Peter and the Wolf

Friday, March 06, 2015

Colorado Ballet's season closer Peter and the Wolf will open with a special performance of Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1.  So, what is the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1?

Choreographed by Clark Tippet and featuring music by Max Bruch, the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 is a 26-minute neo-classical work that features four principal couples and a corps of 16 dancers.  The work has been described as exquisite and romantic, with complex choreography and athletic movements.

The Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, had its world premiere at the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa, California in 1987.  Colorado Ballet first performed the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 in 2007.

Click here for more information on Colorado Ballet's upcoming performances of the Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 and Peter and the Wolf.

Artists of Colorado Ballet in "Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1," photo by David Andrews

Interview with Maria Mosina about "Concerto Barocco" - Part II

Thursday, February 19, 2015

This is the second part of an interview with Colorado Ballet principal dancer Maria Mosina about Concerto Barocco, one of the ballets in Ballet MasterWorks.  This video includes footage of Maria Mosina and Sharon Wehner rehearsing Concerto Barocco.

Ballet MasterWorks
Includes Concerto Barocco, In Pieces and Fancy Free
February 20-March 1, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
http://coloradoballet.org

Interview with Maria Mosina about "Concerto Barocco" - Part I

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

This is the first part of an interview with Colorado Ballet principal dancer Maria Mosina about Concerto Barocco, one of the ballets in Ballet MasterWorks.  This video includes footage of Maria Mosina and Sharon Wehner rehearsing Concerto Barocco.

Ballet MasterWorks
Includes Concerto Barocco, In Pieces and Fancy Free
February 20-March 1, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
http://coloradoballet.org

Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearse "Fancy Free" for "Ballet MasterWorks"

Friday, February 13, 2015

This video features Kevin Gaël Thomas, Jesse Marks, Francisco Estevez, Shelby Dyer, Tracy Jones and Emily Dixon rehearsing Fancy Free, one of the ballets featured in Ballet MasterWorks.

Ballet MasterWorks
Includes Concerto Barocco, In Pieces and Fancy Free
February 20-March 1, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
http://coloradoballet.org

Interview with Jesse Marks about "Fancy Free" - Part II

Monday, February 09, 2015

This is the second part of an interview with Colorado Ballet soloist dancer Jesse Marks about Fancy Free, one of the ballets in Ballet MasterWorks.  This video includes footage of Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearsing Fancy Free and In Pieces.

Ballet MasterWorks
Includes Concerto Barocco, In Pieces and Fancy Free
February 20-March 1, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
www.coloradoballet.org

Interview with Jesse Marks about "Fancy Free" - Part I

Friday, February 06, 2015

This is the first part of an interview with Colorado Ballet soloist dancer Jesse Marks about Fancy Free, one of the ballets in Ballet MasterWorks.  This video includes footage of Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearsing Fancy Free.

Ballet MasterWorks
Includes Concerto Barocco, In Pieces and Fancy Free
February 20-March 1, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
www.coloradoballet.org

Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearse "In Pieces"

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearse In Pieces, one of the ballets in Ballet MasterWorks.

Ballet MasterWorks
Includes Concerto Barocco, In Pieces and Fancy Free
February 20-March 1, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
www.coloradoballet.org

Interview with Sharon Wehner about "Ballet MasterWorks" - Part II

Monday, February 02, 2015

This is the second part of an interview with Colorado Ballet principal dancer Sharon Wehner about In Pieces, one of the ballets in Ballet MasterWorks. This video includes footage of Artists of Colorado Ballet rehearsing In Pieces.

Ballet MasterWorks
Includes Concerto Barocco, In Pieces and Fancy Free
February 20-March 1, 2015
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
www.coloradoballet.org

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