Tribute to Women in Dance event honors Colorado women

Tribute to Women in Dance event honors Colorado women

Sanya Andersen-Vie - Jan. 31, 2012

DENVER – Colorado Ballet’s “Tribute to Women in Dance” will honor women who have contributed to the creation and promotion of dance in Colorado during a dinner and program from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 29 at Cherry Hills Country Club.  Honorees for “Tribute to Women in Dance” include Gwen Bowen, Joan Brown, Sandra Brown, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, Barbara Dilley, Donna Giordano, Hannah Kahn, Linda Kent, Sandra Minton, Patricia Renzetti, Kim Robards, Cleo Parker Robinson and Lorita Travaglia. 

The dinner will precede the opening night performance of Tribute, a repertory series of contemporary ballet featuring world premieres by three female choreographers: Emery LeCrone, Jodie Gates and Amy Seiwert.  Tribute honors Colorado Ballet’s late co-founders, Lillian Covillo (1921 – 2010) and Freidann Parker (1925 – 2002) and will run from March 29 through April 1 at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver. 

Tickets include dinner and an orchestra ticket for the opening night performance of Tribute and cost $125 for guests, $175 for patrons, and $2,500 for a corporate table of 10.  For more information or to purchase a ticket for “Tribute to Women in Dance,” e-mail or call 303-339-1610.

About Colorado Ballet
Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 51 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.