Colorado Ballet invited to perform at Gotham Dance Festival in New York

Colorado Ballet invited to perform at Gotham Dance Festival in New York

Sanya Andersen-Vie - March 14, 2012

DENVER – Colorado Ballet will perform at the invitation of choreographer Jodie Gates during the Gotham Dance Festival June 2-3, 2012 at The Joyce Theatre in New York City.  Gates chose two companies to show the span of her work: Colorado Ballet and BalletX from Philadelphia.

Gates spent three weeks in Denver to create her new work Embellish as part of Tribute, an upcoming mixed-bill production featuring three world premieres by innovative female choreographers.  With the generosity of several donors, Colorado Ballet raised the necessary funds for the trip and will travel with a cast of six men and six women to perform Gates’ Embellish at the festival. 

According to Gates, she felt Colorado Ballet would best represent her neoclassical work, which embodies her influences of classical ballet training and her work with William Forsythe.  Embellish is a 22-minute neoclassical ballet performed to Mozart arias, Sonata for Violin and Piano, and the 3rd movement of the Violin Concerto No. 1.

Colorado Ballet will present Tribute March 29 through April 1, 2012 at the Newman Center at the University of Denver.  Tribute honors Colorado Ballet’s founders, Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker and will also feature choreographers Emery LeCrone and Amy Seiwert.

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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 51 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and superior dance in Denver. Colorado Ballet presents more than 50 performances annually. Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of the Colorado community through performances, training and educational programs.