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Colorado Ballet seeks schools to participate in assembly shows

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Colorado Ballet seeks schools to participate in the school assembly show From the Page to the Stage for shows in October-November 2017 and January 2018.

From the Page to the Stage features Colorado Ballet Studio Company dancers performing excerpts from ballets based on folk tales and literary classics while taking students through the timeline of ballet in school cafeterias, gymnasiums and theaters. This season, Colorado Ballet will feature new From the Page to the Stage productions, with the option for an elementary school show or a middle/high school show. In addition, the productions will feature a brief excerpt from one of Colorado Ballet’s 2017-2018 productions: Dracula, The Nutcracker and Romeo and Juliet.

After the brief show, members of Colorado Ballet’s education staff will discuss a variety of ballet-themed topics including how stories are translated into dance, a brief history of ballet, frequently asked questions about pointe shoes, male roles in dance and more. The assembly will conclude with a question and answer session with dancers from students and teachers in the audience.

After retiring from Colorado Ballet at the end of the 2016-2017 season, former Colorado Ballet Principal Dancer Maria Mosina will now take on the role of choreographing the excerpts and working with the Studio Company dancers for the assemblies.

Colorado Ballet has presented assembly shows in schools throughout Colorado for more than 20 years. Schools interested in booking a show for the 2017-2018 school year should contact Colorado Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement department at (303) 339-1619. Spots are limited.

Individuals also have the opportunity to sponsor the program for a school. “My granddaughter Emma started taking lessons at Colorado Ballet's Academy when she was three years old, said Karen Bruggenthies. “Sponsoring an assembly program at my grandchildren's school gave Emma and I a chance to share our love of ballet at its highest level with all of her schoolmates. The students at Rick's Center loved the program! I have always believed firmly in the many benefits children receive through exposure to the arts. I also believe that one of the greatest joys in life is being able to share something you love with another person. Imagine how much more wonderful when you are able share it with hundreds of children at one time! Colorado Ballet's school assembly program is an opportunity to do just that.”

For more information on sponsoring a show for a school or group, contact Colorado Ballet’s Education and Community Engagement department at (303) 339-1619.

From the Page to the Stage performance with Colorado Ballet Studio Company dancers
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