Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Colorado Ballet will close out its season with Ballet Director’s Choice
March 28-30 2014. This contemporary production will present three
entirely different pieces, each with their own unique choreography and
Traveling Alone, choreographed by Amy Seiwert, with music by Max Richter, will be the first of the three. The expressive and courageous performance of Traveling Alone will ultimately signify Amy Seiwert’s emotionally inspiring choreography. As the Artistic Director behind Imagery (a contemporary ballet company in San Francisco), Seiwert believes that ballet is a vital voice to our times. “Imagery
is interested in the intersection of genres, and its aesthetic defies
classification; Seiwert's artistic direction reflects commitment to
create & present work of excellence and influence.” (asimagery.org) The San Francisco Chronicle twice-listed Seiwert’s choreography in the “Top 10” dance events.
In addition to Seiwert’s choreography, the post-classical music of Max Richter will give Traveling Alone
an edgy and modern style. Ignoring the boundaries in favor of
mysterious and thrillingly beautiful sounds, Richter’s vision has been
influenced by a blend of electronic, rock and classical music. Richter’s
scores have not only received several awards, but have also been used
in various films including the motion pictures Disconnect and Shutter Island.
is a piece about a woman traveling to some distant land where she
interacts with eight others; she’s an outsider, who moves differently,
dresses differently, and through dance eventually meets a common ground
with the others. Between the modern costumes, vibrant energy on stage,
and the breathtaking strength of the dancers, this section of Ballet’s Director’s Choice will deliver an artistic and dramatic world-class ballet.
Click here for more information about Ballet Director's Choice.
|Artists of Colorado Ballet in Traveling Alone, photo by Terry Shapiro