Katrina Tamminga - Nov. 11, 2010
DENVER—Nov. 16, 2010 – Allow Colorado Ballet to sweep you off your feet when you engage in one of Denver’s grandest holiday traditions, The Nutcracker, to be performed 26 times at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Opening Nov. 27 and running through Dec. 26, this year’s production marks the 50th year that Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker has been a part of Denver’s holiday celebration.
Coloradans know that Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker is the only way to truly experience Clara’s adventures through the Land of the Sweets and after 50 years, Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker proves to be a joy for both adults and children. Featuring seasoned company veterans and fresh faces from the Academy of Colorado Ballet, Artistic Director Gil Boggs stated simply, “It just doesn’t get any better than this.”
Classic choreography pairs with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement, bound to complement the magic of any family’s seasonal traditions. The impressive list of characters demands up to five company casts, allowing dancers new opportunities as they’re circling in and out of different roles throughout the production.
Always one of the company’s more lavish productions of the season, all 26 performances of The Nutcracker will feature dazzling sets and costumes, from the glittering snowflakes to the shimmering sugarplum to Mother Ginger’s candy-studded bonnet.
“This year, Petipa’s masterpiece should be seen at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in the Denver Performing Arts Complex,” Boggs said. “Denver audiences love and appreciate our traditional choreography and year after year, Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker has creates a sense of awe and dazzle even for annual patrons.”
Dancing along side Clara and the Nutcracker Prince will be 90 young dancers from the Academy of Colorado Ballet. This annual production gives these young performers their chance in the spotlight, as the magic of the theatre transforms them into Polichinelles, Party Children, Soldiers, and even Angels.
Much gratitude is given to KeyBank, Colorado Ballet’s primary sponsor for the 2010 production of The Nutcracker. KeyBank’s generous gift will provide patrons with more than just a performance; for two hours audiences will literally be transported to a magical world where candy and fairies reign supreme. Performance Schedule and Ticketing Information for The Nutcracker:
Ticket prices range from $19 - $139. To purchase tickets for The Nutcracker call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.
About Colorado Ballet
Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet’s dancers come from all parts of the world. Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 50 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and superior dance in Denver. Colorado Ballet presents 47 performances annually. Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of the Colorado community through performances, training and educational programs.