Sanya Andersen-Vie - October 2, 2012
DENVER – Colorado Ballet will dedicate the opening night performance of The Sleeping Beauty on October 5, 2012 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House to the memory of Glenn Giffin. For 32 years, Giffin served as the classical music and dance critic for The Denver Post and he passed away on August 12, 2012.
After leaving his position at The Denver Post, he still attended dance performances including Colorado Ballet’s Tribute performance in March 2012, which he reviewed for World Dance Reviews.
“Glenn Giffin has contributed so much to the music and dance community not just in Denver, but throughout the region,” said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director. “He was known for his intellect of reviews and for advancing the art forms of which he wrote.”
In addition to his work at The Denver Post, Giffin spent 20 years as curator of the University of Denver’s Carson-Brierly Dance Library, retiring in 2006. In 2009, Giffin won the Colorado Dance Alliance Services to the Field Award.
Giffin was born on February 27, 1943 in Denver. During his senior year of high school in Boulder, he arranged all his classes in the morning so he could volunteer at CU’s Music Library in the afternoon. He graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Musicology in 1965 and a master’s degree in Library Arts from Denver University in 1967.
For more information about Colorado Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty, visit www.coloradoballet.org.
About Colorado Ballet
Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 52 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and superior dance in Denver. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet presents more than 50 performances annually. Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Academy, and Education & Outreach programs. Visit www.coloradoballet.org.