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Colorado Ballet - Where Athlete Meets Art - featuring Domenico Luciano

Monday, September 12, 2016

Colorado Ballet - Where Athlete Meets Art - featuring Principal Domenico Luciano
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Swan Lake - by the numbers

Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Swan Lake - by the numbers

Sharon Wehner performs "32 Fouettes" from Swan Lake

Friday, September 02, 2016

Colorado Ballet Principal Dancer Sharon Wehner performs "32 Fouettes" from Swan Lake.

Where Athlete Meets Art - featuring Asuka Sasaki

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Colorado Ballet - Where Athlete Meets Art - featuring Soloist Asuka Sasaki

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Domenico Luciano talks about his new work for Attitude on Santa Fe

Monday, August 29, 2016

This video features an interview with Colorado Ballet Principal Dancer Domenico Luciano about his new ballet Sirens, which will premiere at Attitude on Santa Fe.  The video also includes artists of Colorado Ballet rehearsing Sirens.

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Colorado Ballet seeks schools and organizations for free live streaming of Swan Lake and The Nutcracker during 2016-2017 season

Friday, August 26, 2016

DENVER – Colorado Ballet seeks schools and organizations throughout Colorado and out-of-state to participate in free remote live streams of its student matinee performances of Swan Lake andThe Nutcracker during the 2016-2017 season.  The Swan Lake live stream will take place at 10 a.m. MST on October 6 and The Nutcracker live stream will take place at 11 a.m. MST on December 2.

Sites eligible for the live streams include: public, charter and private schools (ECE-12th grade); colleges and universities; as well as hospitals, homeless shelters and non-profit organizations that serve children and youth.

“Interested schools and organizations are welcome to sign up for Swan LakeThe Nutcracker or both,” said Samantha Hyde, Colorado Ballet Director of Education.  “The in-person student matinee performance of Swan Lake is sold out and The Nutcracker student matinee is by invitation only, so students, teachers, and patients who might otherwise be unable to see live ballet performances will have the opportunity to watch Colorado Ballet live this season.  These performances include full sets, costumes and a live orchestra.  Plus, we offer study guides with suggested activities and discussion questions, so both live streams are excellent opportunities to study two beloved, classical ballets.”

This is the second season that Colorado Ballet has offered live streaming of its student matinee series.  During the 2015-2016 season, Colorado Ballet reached approximately 7,700 participants in 14 Colorado counties, 30 states and 6 countries including Ecuador, Ireland, England, Greece, Italy, and Canada through the live stream of the student matinees.

"We have received amazing feedback from schools and organizations who participated in the first season of live streaming the student matinee series,” said Hyde.  “Not only did we hear back that the video and audio quality of the live stream was excellent, but some participants commented that they felt like they had front row seats.  Teachers told us that we were changing lives and helping children to love and appreciate the arts.  It was so rewarding for us to hear that children of all ages were mesmerized by the performances and we inspired children to dance and twirl after watching the shows.  We heard that we provided something that could be understood in any language and we cannot wait to offer the free live streaming opportunities again this season.”

Interested schools and organizations should visit http://coloradoballet.org/education/live-stream and fill out the form at the bottom of the page.  For more information, contact Samantha Hyde at samantha.hyde@coloradoballet.org.

About the performances

Colorado Ballet opens its 56th season with Swan Lake, featuring the original choreography of Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, set and updated by former American Ballet Theatre principals Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner and Sandra Brown, Ballet Mistress for Colorado Ballet.  Swan Lake features Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  Due to the length of this ballet, it is recommended for 3rd grade students and older.  The total run time including two intermissions is 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Colorado Ballet’s 56th annual production of The Nutcracker will feature more than 300 costumes, 30 Company dancers, 25 Studio Company dancers, 65 Academy dancers, and timeless choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.  The Nutcracker features lavish costumes, exuberant dancing, whimsical battles, hypnotizing snow flurries, sumptuous sets, and a little bit of magic. The total run time with one intermission is 2 hours and 5 minutes.

The intermissions for both productions will feature live interviews with artistic staff and dancers for organizations participating in the live stream.

An elementary school class watches the live stream of ALICE (in wonderland) last season

Colorado Ballet presents Swan Lake

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Colorado Ballet presents Swan Lake - video featuring Principal Chandra Kuykendall.
 
Swan Lake
October 7-23, 2016
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
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Colorado Ballet opens 56th season with Swan Lake

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Colorado Ballet opens its 56th season with 11 performances of the romantic classic Swan Lake, October 7-23, 2016 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House with Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic score performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

Swan Lake features the original choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, set and updated by former American Ballet Theatre principals Amanda McKerrow and John Gardner and Sandra Brown, Ballet Mistress for Colorado Ballet.  Complete with grand sets and elaborate costumes, Colorado Ballet’s Swan Lake stays true to the traditional choreography, with an original waltz in the first act and a new fourth act that premiered in 2008.

“Presented in four acts with two intermissions, Colorado Ballet’s production has the traditional elements that die-hard Swan Lake lovers will enjoy, while adding a few new elements that premiered in 2008 to keep the choreography fresh and vibrant,” said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director.  “For example, most versions of Swan Lake feature a fourth act, but this version features unique choreography in the fourth act that is absolutely brilliant.”

The ballet tells the story of Prince Siegfried, who falls in love with Odette, a beautiful princess cursed by the evil Baron Von Rothbart.  Unless the curse is broken by a royal marriage vow, Odette is doomed to forever spend her days as the Swan Queen.  The sorcerer and his daughter Odile, work together to destroy their romance in this classical ballet masterpiece.

According to Boggs, Swan Lake will feature some of the greatest acting audiences will see during a ballet performance, with the lead female dancers portraying both Odette, the princess turned into a swan, and Odile, the evil black swan.  “This feat is extremely challenging both psychologically and physically,” said Boggs.  “In addition to the stunning choreography, Colorado Ballet’s Swan Lake is huge in size and scope.  At one point during the ballet, we will have 27 swans on stage at the same time.  The grandeur of this ballet will leave you speechless and it cannot be missed.”

Ticket prices range from $30 to $155.  To purchase tickets, visit www.coloradoballet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.


Tracy Jones talks about her new piece, Circadian for Attitude on Santa Fe

Monday, August 22, 2016

This video features an interview with Colorado Ballet dancer Tracy Jones about her new ballet, Circadian, which will premiere at Attitude on Santa Fe.  The video also includes artists of Colorado Ballet rehearsing Circadian.

Attitude on Santa Fe will take place September 23 and 24 at the Colorado Ballet Black Box Theater.  Visit coloradoballet.org for more information.

Artists of Colorado Ballet Rehearse Pas de Trois from Swan Lake

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Morgan Buchanan, Shelby Dyer and Francisco Estevez rehearse the Pas de Trois from Swan Lake.

Swan Lake
October 7-23, 2016
Ellie Caulkins Opera House
With live music by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra
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