Ballets that break the rules. Season closer Ballet Director’s Choice will highlight the talents of Colorado Ballet’s dancers in a collection of contemporary premieres. The repertory will include the world premiere of the tango-inspired ballet The Angel of Buenos Aires by choreographer and Colorado Ballet's Ballet Mistress Lorita Travaglia. The ballet will feature music by Piazzolla (Introduccion Al Angel, Romance del Diablo, Vayamos Al Diablo, and Resurreccion del Angel).
Renowned contemporary choreographer Dominic Walsh will present Wolfgang (for Webb), with music by W. A. Mozart (Così fan tutte: Soave Sia Il Vento, Symphony No. 5 in B Flat, K22 – 2. Andante, Symphony No. 7 in D, K45 – 1. Allegro, Divertimento in B Major, K137. Andante, The Marriage of Figaro). Wolfgang premiered on April 25, 2008 in Sarasota, Florida and was performed by the Sarasota Ballet. In April 2009, it was performed as part of the The Trilogy: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a collaboration between Dominic Walsh Dance Theater and the Sarasota Ballet. Click here to watch a three minute clip on YouTube.
The production will include a third work to be announced at another date.
In addition to her work at Colorado Ballet, Lorita Travaglia is the Creative Director of Parasol Arts, a non-profit organization that takes inspiration from the art of Argentine Tango. Click here for complete bio.
Dominic Walsh is a former Principal Dancer and Choreographer with Houston Ballet and founder of contemporary ballet company, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. Click here for complete bio.
Photo: Lone Tree Arts Center Main Stage