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.
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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
Colorado Ballet will perform a collection of works at An Evening under the Stars at 7:30 p.m. on August 22, 2015 at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, CO 80003.
Tickets range from $15 to $39. Patrons who use promo code BALLET will receive 20 percent off covered seating tickets. This promotion is for covered seats only; the promotion is not valid on lawn seats and it expires on August 6. For more information, visit www.arvadacenter.org.
An Evening under the Stars will featuring excerpts from upcoming and past productions as well as other classical and contemporary works. The performance will include the contemporary ballet In Pieces by choreographer Val Caniparoli, which made its world premiere with Colorado Ballet in 2013. Featuring dramatic lighting and costumes, the ballet is set to Poul Ruders' musical composition Concerto in Pieces.
Chandra Kuykendall and Jesse Marks perform "In Pieces"
Marking its 27th season with world premieres, exceptional debuts, and captivating collaborations, the Vail International Dance Festival announces Colorado Ballet as a featured company during the 2015 season, which will be held July 27 through August 10 in Vail, Colorado. The Festival welcomes back Colorado Ballet, which performed last during the 2011 Festival, premiering a new work by Emery LeCrone.
On Sunday, August 2 at 7:30pm at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Colorado Ballet will perform in Ballet Blast, along with the National Ballet of Mexico, BalletX, and BalletCollective. Ballet Blast will feature a selection of international ballet stars for a diverse evening of dance, from classic to contemporary, with music by the cutting edge string quartet, Brooklyn Rider.
On Sunday, August 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Colorado Ballet will perform in Balanchine Celebration, a performance featuring a selection of the world’s finest dancers in a unique evening of Balanchine ballets. Members of Colorado Ballet’s corps de ballet will perform Concerto Barocco with guest principal dancers.
On Monday, August 10 at 7:30pm at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Colorado Ballet will perform on the closing night of the Festival in Dance for $20.15, an evening for everyone with specially-priced tickets for every seat in the house. Dance for $20.15 features Colorado Ballet performing In Pieces, with choreography by Val Caniparoli with music by Poul Ruders.
“When Colorado Ballet presented the world premiere of In Pieces in 2013, the Denver Post described it as ‘contemporary action-packed’ and now our dancers have the opportunity to present this exciting work on an international stage,” said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director. “This is the first time since 2011 that Colorado Ballet has performed at the Vail International Dance Festival and we are honored that Damian Woetzel has chosen us to perform at a festival that includes some of the world’s greatest dancers performing a variety of dance genres. I believe our dancers have tremendous talent and this is a chance for dance fans from all over the world to see that talent firsthand.”
The Vail International Dance Festival performances take place at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail and the Vilar Performing Arts Center in Beaver Creek. Tickets for all performances except for Dance for $20.15 are now on sale. Tickets for Dance for $20.15 go on sale June 15. Visit www.vaildance.org for more information and follow the Festival on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information on Colorado Ballet, visit www.coloradoballet.org and follow Colorado Ballet on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Artists of Colorado Ballet perform "In Pieces"
This is the first 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 as well as performance footage from 2013.Ballet MasterWorks
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
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Colorado Ballet presents Ballet MasterWorks, a collection of three works by the masters of music and dance February 20-March 1, 2015 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, with live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
Ballet MasterWorks includes Concerto Barocco, by choreographer George Balanchine and music by Johann Sebastian Bach; Fancy Free, choreographed by Jerome Robbins with original score composed for the ballet by Leonard Bernstein; and In Pieces, choreographed by Val Caniparoli with music by Poul Ruders.
"The first time we performed a Ballet MasterWorks production in the spring of 2013, we really pushed our dancers and musicians to demonstrate their artistry, athleticism and raw talent,” said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “We needed to show what our performers were capable of outside of traditional storybook ballets and they exceeded everyone’s expectations. That is why it was so important to present another collection of challenging works like this again.”
About the ballets:
Balanchine, a neo-classical ballet choreographer, has been credited for the successful fusion of contemporary concepts with the vocabulary of classical ballet. According to Balanchine, the ballerinas in Concerto Barocco personify the violins in Bach's Concerto in D minor for Two Violins.
Not only did Robbins choreograph more than 60 ballets, he also created choreography for theater, movies and television. Fancy Free is a comical and romantic ballet set during World War II that features three sailors on leave in New York City.
Rounding out Ballet MasterWorks is the return of In Pieces, which made its world premiere with Colorado Ballet in 2013. Caniparoli has contributed to the repertories of more than 35 dance companies. Featuring dramatic lighting and costumes, the ballet is set to Ruders’ Concerto in Pieces.
“I don’t think the audience knew what we were capable of the last time we presented a MasterWorks production,” said Boggs. “Our dancers proved that you don’t need to go to New York or San Francisco to see ballet of this caliber, you can see it right here in Denver with Colorado Ballet. If you want to experience a performance of spectacular and exhilarating dance, Ballet MasterWorks is not to be missed.”
Performance Dates and Times:Friday, February 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Unfortunately, ticket scammers are out again, purchasing tickets to Colorado Ballet productions and reselling them at much higher prices. We encourage our patrons to be cautious when purchasing tickets to our productions, especially for The Nutcracker. We have seen tickets on these sites for sale for as high as $350 each. We don't want our patrons overpaying for tickets--the highest price level that Colorado Ballet offers is $155.
When purchasing tickets to Colorado Ballet's The Nutcracker and other shows, we encourage you to only purchase through our website, www.coloradoballet.org or Altitude Tickets, www.altitudetickets.com. These are the only two ticketing sites that we endorse. We also occasionally sell tickets to select performances through Travelzoo, LivingSocial and Goldstar. If you see our tickets for sale on any other websites, please note that these are not authorized vendors and you could get scammed.
If you purchase tickets through www.coloradoballet.org, please note that we do not include additional fees for print-at-home tickets--all taxes and fees are included in the price of the ticket. So, a $25 ticket is $25 with the print-at-home option. There is a small fee for will call or to have tickets mailed to you. If you purchase on www.coloradoballet.org or through Altitude Tickets, you can pick your own seats. Beware of sites that do not allow you to see exactly where you are sitting! If they tell you what "zone" you are in but do not show you where the seats are located, you are probably paying too much for your tickets.
Colorado Ballet offers six ticket price levels, which are spread throughout the different levels in the venues. Here are the prices of Colorado Ballet's tickets during the 2014-2015 season:
If you see Colorado Ballet tickets for sale at prices higher than these, they are probably for sale through a non-authorized ticketing vendor that has added on additional fees. Additionally, if you purchase through another site, unfortunately, our ticketing staff cannot help with any ticketing problems. We want our patrons to have the best experience possible, so please be cautious when purchasing tickets. We hope you enjoy the ballet!
Colorado Ballet will present Dracula, October 31-November 2, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Dracula features choreography by Michael Pink and music by Philip Feeney, performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
“Come sink your teeth into this spine-tingling ballet full of seductive vampires, frightening mental patients and the king of the undead himself, Count Dracula,” said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director. “Our audience requests this production over and over again and we cannot wait to perform Dracula during Halloween weekend this year. This is one of the most popular ballets we perform and because it is for one weekend only, we are expecting full houses for every performance.”
Based on Bram Stoker’s Gothic horror, Dracula contains mature content and is not recommended for children ages 13 or younger.
“Our production of Dracula is big, with grand sets including a train station, grand hotel, sanatorium, a terrifying underground vault and of course, Count Dracula’s Castle in Transylvania,” said Boggs. “Audiences will feel like they are part of the action, as if any moment Count Dracula could sneak up behind them in the theater. People who love the book or any of the other adaptations of this horror classic will love Colorado Ballet’s performance because the story is easy to follow and the dancing and music enhance the passion and terror of this deliciously macabre ballet.”
Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, October 31, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 1, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 2, 2014 @ 2 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $155. To purchase tickets, visit www.coloradoballet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2. Dracula is presented by PwC.
Colorado Ballet will also host several special events around Dracula including a costume party after the performance on Halloween night and a Bloody Mary Brunch for the Center Stage Young Patrons group before the November 2 performance. For more information on either of these events, visit www.coloradoballet.org/events.
Artists of Colorado Ballet in "Dracula" by Terry Shapiro
Colorado Ballet will present An Evening under the Stars at 7:30 p.m. on August 16, 2014 at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater.
An Evening under the Stars will highlight Colorado Ballet’s 2014-2015 season by featuring previews from several ballets including A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Dracula. The production will also include other classical and contemporary works. The evening will close with Sandra Brown’s The Last Beat, with music by DeVotchKa, which premiered at Ballet Director’s Choice in March 2014.
Tickets range from $15 to $39. Patrons who use promo code BALLET will receive 20 percent off covered seating tickets. This promotion is for covered seats only, lawn seats are not valid and the promotion expires on August 1. For more information, visit www.arvadacenter.org.
This performance marks the opening of Colorado Ballet’s 54th season, which includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream September 26-October 5, 2014, Dracula October 31-November 2, 2014, The Nutcracker November 29-December 27, 2014, Ballet MasterWorks February 20-March 1, 2015 and Peter and the Wolf March 27-29, 2015.
Artists of Colorado Ballet in "The Last Beat"
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