By Gil Boggs
When Damian Woetzel ask if we would like to have Emery LeCrone create a work on the company and perform an excerpt during The Vail International Dance Festival Upclose: Premieres program I couldn't say yes fast enough. Emery has created an amazing work for us titled Archetypes and our dancers look amazing in it. To be on the world's stage and watch the performance our company gave, served notice on just how good we are. "Although many of the other performers came with bigger names and more far-reaching reputations, the Denver-based company more than held its own..." Denver Post. You can see Archetypes in it's entirety during our "Tribute" program next March.Speaking of The Denver Post, Kyle MacMillan wrote an interesting blog about Emery a week later saying: "Eighteen members of the company previewed a new work by her (the choreographer’s largest to date) Aug. 8 at the Vail International Dance Festival, and the smart, striking work immediately showed that she is a big talent, one with a potentially major career in front of her". It is wonderful for Emery to be recognized this way and yes, with her talent she will be back to work with the company again. The possibilities are endless!
Last Saturday the company gave its annual summer outdoor performance at The Arvada Center. We did Grand Pas Fantastique choreographed by our ballet mistress Sandra Brown, excerpts from our upcoming production of Swan Lake, and then Matthew Neenan's The Faraway which he choreographed on the company a year ago. I guess the standing ovation at the end of the evening says it all.
Come see Swan Lake in October, you'll be blown away!