Single tickets went on sale today for Colorado Ballet’s 55th season, which will include La Sylphide, The Nutcracker and Alice (in Wonderland) at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House and Ballet Director’s Choice at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
Colorado Ballet opens its 55th season with the romantic ballet La Sylphide, October 2-11, 2015 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
This ballet features choreography by August Bournonville and music by
Herman Severin Løvenskiold, performed live by the Colorado Ballet
Orchestra. Bournonville choreographed La Sylphide in 1836,
making it one of the oldest surviving ballets. In the production, a
young Scotsman pursues a beautiful, bewitching winged sylph, or spirit.
Temptation for the unknown drives him toward an unattainable love; a
quest that causes him to lose everything.
The season continues with the 55th annual production of The Nutcracker, presented by KeyBank, November 28 through December 27, 2015 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Nutcracker features
more than 300 costumes, 30 Company dancers, 20 Studio Company dancers,
65 Academy dancers and scenery by José Varona. The production includes
timeless choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary
arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
In the spring, Colorado Ballet will fall down the rabbit hole for the Colorado premiere of Alice (in Wonderland), presented by PwC, February 19-28, 2016 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
Based on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and
“Through the Looking-Glass,” the ballet includes choreography by Septime
Webre and music by Matthew Pierce, performed live by the Colorado
Ballet Orchestra. Alice (in Wonderland) first premiered in 2012
and the choreography merges traditional ballet movements with
contemporary ballroom, modern and hip-hop steps.
Colorado Ballet will close its season with a collection of contemporary premieres in Ballet Director’s Choice, March 25-27, 2016 at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
The repertory will include the premiere of a tango-inspired ballet by
Colorado Ballet’s Ballet Mistress and choreographer Lorita Travaglia.
She is the Creative Director of Parasol Arts, a non-profit organization
that takes inspiration from the art of Argentine Tango. Renowned
contemporary choreographer Dominic Walsh will also create a work for the
Company. Walsh is a former Principal Dancer and Choreographer with
Houston Ballet and founder of contemporary ballet company, Dominic Walsh
Dance Theater. The production will include a third work to be
announced at another date.
Single tickets and season subscriptions are on sale now. Tickets range from $30 to $155. Visit www.coloradoballet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.
In addition to the season productions, Colorado Ballet will perform at the Vail International Dance Festival in Ballet Blast on August 2, Balanchine Celebration on August 9 and Dance for $20.15 on August 10, 2015. Colorado Ballet will also perform An Evening under the Stars at the Arvada Center Outdoor Amphitheater on August 22, 2015. Additionally, the Company will present an encore of Ballet Director’s Choice on April 1, 2016 at the Lone Tree Arts Center. For more information on these additional performances, visit www.coloradoballet.org.
|Tracy Jones, Francisco Estevez and Dana Benton by Allen Birnbach