Wednesday, June 07, 2017
On March 28-30 2014, Colorado Ballet will close out its season with Ballet Director’s Choice. This contemporary production will present three entirely different pieces, each with their own unique choreography and music.
Feast of the Gods,
choreographed by Edwaard Liang, with music by Italian composer Ottorino
Respighi, will be the second of the three-part production. This
performance was originally inspired by the history of a band of
The darkly powerful choreography created
by Edwaard Liang delivers a sense of elegant seduction, modernity and
imagination. Unlike your typical tutus and tiaras, Feast of the Gods
features very intimate yet sophisticated costumes. Aside from the music
and choreography, the brilliant strength displayed by the dancers, the
red and black hues of the stage, and the romantic lighting, will
ultimately generate a very dynamic and inspiring piece of art, not to
mention the passionate and heart-clinching pas de deux.
who began training at Marin Ballet when he was five, has been
internationally known for his rich and lustrous works; his reputation
reflects his vision for creativity and his attention for detail. Liang’s
mission is to engage the community through quality performance. Liang
won the Prince Prize for Choreography and was nominated for the Golden
Mask Award in Russia for Best Production.
This work in Ballet Director’s Choice
will be danced to a score by Ottorino Respighi, a musician and composer
best known for his orchestral music and vivid symphonic poems.
Respighi’s music has been influenced by visual experiences and feelings
of deep attachment to cherished places. His works have also been
inspired by Medieval and Renaissance music.
Click here for more information about Ballet Director's Choice.
|Sharon Wehner and Jesse Marks in Feast of the Gods, photo by Terry Shapiro