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Relive The Magic of The Nutcracker with 25% Off

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Save 25% on all Thursday Nutcracker performances with promo code: TBT 

Tickets at Coloradoballet.org


*Promo valid on all performances. Seats are subject to availability. Not valid in combination with other offers or towards past purchases. Limit 6 tickets per purchase

Colorado Ballet adds additional 2017 performance of The Little Mermaid

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Colorado Ballet added an additional performance of its season closer The Little Mermaid due to the large number of tickets that have already been sold.  The additional performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. on April 2, 2017 at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.

“Two of the four performances of The Little Mermaid are already sold out and the other two are extremely full, so we decided to add a fifth performance to the run,” said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs.  “We knew that The Little Mermaid would be popular, but we did not anticipate that we would almost be completely sold out of tickets before we even open The Nutcracker.  This is the first time that Colorado Ballet has ever presented this classic ‘under-the-sea’ fairy tale and we expect tickets for the additional performance will go quickly.”

The Little Mermaid features choreography by Tony Award nominated choreographer and Denver native Lynne Taylor-Corbett and original music by composer Michael Moricz.  The score includes narration and lyrics with the music to enhance the telling of the story.  Carolina Ballet premiered this version of Hans Christian Andersen’s story in 2012.  

This production will also open with a special performance of Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1, choreographed by Clark Tippet featuring a vibrant violin ensemble composed by Max Bruch.

The Little Mermaid is perfect for families and anyone who enjoys a classic love story,” said Boggs.  “The colorful costumes, vigorous dancing and entertaining musical score will entertain audiences of all ages.  Plus, we open the production with Bruch, which has become an audience favorite.”

Performance dates and times:
Friday, March 31, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. - Limited availability
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 2 p.m. - Limited availability
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. - Sold out
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 2 p.m. - Sold out
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $30 to $155.  To purchase tickets, visit www.coloradoballet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.

Dana Benton by Allen Birnbach

Swan Lake reviews

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Swan Lake is a hit with the critics! Check out a few of the reviews from some of the critics who saw Swan Lake last weekend:

Maria Mosina, Alexei Tyukov and Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

RMPBS Arts District Happening Now! Swan Lake preview

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Check out this preview of Colorado Ballet's Swan Lake in Rocky Mountain PBS' Arts District Happening Now! segment.

Swan Lake opens tonight!

Friday, October 07, 2016

Colorado Ballet's 56th season officially opens tonight with the first performance of Swan Lake at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, with live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  Performances run until October 23.  For more information, visit www.coloradoballet.org.

 

Enjoy these performance photos!

 

Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

 

Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

 

Maria Mosina and Alexei Tyukov by Mike Watson

 

Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

 

Maria Mosina, Alexei Tyukov and Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

 

Maria Mosina, Alexei Tyukov and Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

 

Maria Mosina and Alexei Tyukov by Mike Watson

 

Maria Mosina by Mike Watson

 

Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

 

Gregory Gonzales and Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

 

Maria Mosina, Alexei Tyukov and Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

 

Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson

Yosvani Ramos discusses his roles as Benno and Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Yosvani Ramos discusses his roles as Benno and Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake. This video includes rehearsal footage of Principal Dancers Yosvani Ramos and Sharon Wehner. 

Swan Lake
October 7-23, 2016
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
http://coloradoballet.org

Swan Lake - by the numbers

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Swan Lake - by the numbers

Colorado Ballet opens 56th season with Swan Lake

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Colorado Ballet opens its 56th season with 11 performances of the romantic classic Swan Lake, October 7-23, 2016 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

Swan Lake features the original choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, set and updated by former American Ballet Theatre principals Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner and Sandra Brown, Ballet Mistress for Colorado Ballet.  Complete with grand sets and elaborate costumes, Colorado Ballet’s Swan Lake stays true to the traditional choreography, with an original waltz in the first act and a new fourth act that premiered in 2008.

“Presented in four acts with two intermissions, Colorado Ballet’s production has the traditional elements that die-hard Swan Lake lovers will enjoy, while adding a few new elements that premiered in 2008 to keep the choreography fresh and vibrant,” said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director.  “For example, most versions of Swan Lake feature a fourth act, but this version features unique choreography in the fourth act that is absolutely brilliant.”

The ballet tells the story of Prince Siegfried, who falls in love with Odette, a beautiful princess cursed by the evil Baron Von Rothbart.  Unless the curse is broken by a royal marriage vow, Odette is doomed to forever spend her days as the Swan Queen.  The sorcerer and his daughter Odile, work together to destroy their romance in this classical ballet masterpiece.

According to Boggs, Swan Lake will feature some of the greatest acting audiences will see during a ballet performance, with the lead female dancers portraying both Odette, the princess turned into a swan, and Odile, the evil black swan.  “This feat is extremely challenging both psychologically and physically,” said Boggs.  “In addition to the stunning choreography, Colorado Ballet’s Swan Lake is huge in size and scope.  At one point during the ballet, we will have 27 swans on stage at the same time.  The grandeur of this ballet will leave you speechless and it cannot be missed.”

Ticket prices range from $30 to $155.  To purchase tickets, visit www.coloradoballet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.


Kevin Gael Thomas talks about his new ballet for Attitude on Santa Fe

Friday, August 12, 2016

Through a beautifully choreographed dance for Attitude on Santa Fe, Colorado Ballet Soloist, Kevin Gael Thomas pays homage to his home city of Nice after the tragic attack.
 
This video features Artists of Colorado Ballet and Kevin Gael Thomas
 
Attitude on Santa Fe: September 23-24, 2016
Colorado Ballet's Black Box Theater
 
For Tickets Visit: www.coloradoballet.org

Colorado Ballet to perform An Evening under the Stars at Arvada Center

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Colorado Ballet will perform a collection of classical and contemporary works at An Evening under the Stars at 7:30 p.m. on August 20, 2016 at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003.

An Evening under the Stars will feature excerpts from upcoming and past productions including the Swan Lake pas de trois and Black Swan pas de deux, Light Rain pas de deux, It's Not a Cry pas de deux as well as other classical and contemporary works.  The performance will close with the tango-inspired ballet The Angel of Buenos Aires by choreographer and Colorado Ballet’s Ballet Mistress Lorita Travaglia.  The Angel of Buenos Aires made its world premiere with Colorado Ballet in March 2016 and features music by Piazzolla.

“Colorado Ballet kicks off the season every year with An Evening under the Stars at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater,” said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs.  “This fun summer performance includes selections from ballets we have presented in the past, ones that are coming up and works that highlight the dancers’ artistry in a relaxed, outdoor venue.  Plus, we are excited to perform an encore of the romantic tango ballet The Angel of Buenos Aires, for patrons who missed it earlier this year or for individuals who want to see it again.”

Tickets range from $15 to $44.  Patrons who use promo code BALLET will receive 20 percent off covered seating tickets.  This promotion is not valid on lawn seats and expires on August 6.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.arvadacenter.org.

Artists of Colorado Ballet in "The Angel of Buenos Aires" by Mike Watson
Artists of Colorado Ballet in "The Angel of Buenos Aires" by Mike Watson
Chandra Kuykendall and Alexei Tyukov in "Light Rain" by Mike Watson
Sharon Wehner and Francisco Estevez in "It's Not a Cry" by Mike Watson

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