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Attitude on Santa Fe dinner and performance will showcase three new works choreographed by Colorado Ballet dancers

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Colorado Ballet will host the first Attitude on Santa Fe at 6:30 p.m. on September 19 in the Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO.  The event will include a three course meal and wine, followed by the performance of three new ballets choreographed and performed by Colorado Ballet dancers.

Attitude on Santa Fe is a wonderful opportunity to not only see Colorado Ballet’s dancers perform in our intimate Black Box Theater, but it is also a way to see new works choreographed by the dancers themselves,” said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director.  “When we moved into our new home on Santa Fe Drive last year, we wanted to showcase new works in our fantastic theater space.  This is the perfect event to see innovative choreography created by three aspiring choreographers.”

Sean Omandam’s new work, Scatterplot will feature ten of Colorado Ballet’s dancers performing to the music of Radicalfashion.  The name of the ballet comes from the statistical term of a summary of two variables of data in which each unique contributes to the point on the scatterplot, but the points are not joined.

Kevin Gaël Thomas’ new ballet, Nostalgia will feature two different pieces of music: "Elegie" by composer Gabriel Faure and "La Memoire et La Mer" from the French singer and poet Leo Ferre.  The ballet features seven dancers.  “The piece portrays the nostalgia of the meaningful moments shared with the people we have met throughout our existence; from the first encounters growing to the passionate moments that eventually fade away…,” said Thomas.

Kevin Hale’s new work, Sinister Love will feature seven of Colorado Ballet’s dancers performing to three songs by Max Richter, “On the Nature of Daylight,” “Sketchbook,” and “November.”  The ballet features a dancer portraying the character of Death, who falls in love with a woman and it gravely impacts the people around her.

Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 7:30 p.m.  The cost is $75 and seating is limited.  To register, visit www.coloradoballet.org/events

Colorado Ballet plans to host another Attitude on Santa Fe event with different works by Colorado Ballet’s dancers in early 2016.

Registration is open for Colorado Ballet’s fall events

Friday, August 14, 2015

We’re back in full-swing here at Colorado Ballet, and we want you to get involved!  Check out our upcoming fall events.  We'll have more details on all of these events soon.

Attitude on Santa Fe
Saturday, September 19, 2015
6-8:30 p.m.
Armstrong Center for Dance
Cost: $75
Enjoy an elegant three-course dinner and wine followed by a fabulous performance in the black box theater, all for less than a night out on the town!

Behind the Scenes Luncheon – La Sylphide
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Kevin Taylor’s at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Cost: $55 ($100 for both 2015-2016 luncheons)
Enjoy lunch, and hear from Principal Dancer Maria Mosina, who is celebrating her 20th season with Colorado Ballet! Then stay for a sneak peek of Colorado Ballet’s upcoming performance of La Sylphide.

Ladies at the Barre – La Sylphide
Friday, October 9, 2015
5:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. performance
Dinner: Nickel Restaurant
Performance: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Cost: $140
Enjoy a night out with dinner and Colorado Ballet’s performance of La Sylphide!

Click here to register for any of these upcoming events.

Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market seeks artisans and craft vendors for 2015 event

Monday, August 03, 2015

Colorado Ballet is seeking artisans and craft vendors to participate in the first annual Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market, which will take place November 5-8, 2015 in a heated tent in Skyline Park in Downtown Denver at 16th and Arapahoe Streets.

The market will consist of an upscale retail market, with additional artisan and high-end craft booths.  In addition to the holiday market, Colorado Ballet will host other events and activities including a private kick-off cocktail party, four Breakfast with Santa events, a food court with a variety of food trucks, and live music by local chorale and music groups.

“Colorado Ballet takes great pride in hosting our first annual Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market, which will kick-off the holiday season in Denver,” said Sarah Treviño-Anderson, Colorado Ballet Special Events and Boutique Manager.  “The Nutcracker Market will showcase the best Denver has to offer for holiday gift ideas with great entertainment and holiday festivities.”

The event will be held annually during the first weekend of November in Downtown Denver and will benefit Colorado Ballet and its affiliate programs.

For more information on becoming a vendor, contact Sarah Treviño-Anderson, Special Events and Boutique Manager, at 303-339-1717 or sarah.trevino-anderson@coloradoballet.org.

For more information on the Colorado Ballet Nutcracker Market, visit www.coloradoballet.org/nutcrackermarket.

Nutcracker Market

Gala and Academy performance photos available

Friday, May 22, 2015

Photos from Colorado Ballet's Arts with Altitude Gala on May 16 are now available to view and purchase through Custom Creations Photography:
http://creationize.smugmug.com/Other/CO-Ballet-Event-Coverage-2015/49396924_3W96bW#!i=4072725036&k=qskBdNH

Buckstein plays for Arts with Altitude patrons
Photo by Custom Creations Photography

 

Photos from Colorado Ballet Academy's Spring Performance on May 16 are now available to view and purchase through Francisco Estevez Photography:
http://franciscoestevezphotography.zenfolio.com/showcase2015

Photo by Francisco Estevez Photography

 

Colorado Ballet - Setting the Barre

Monday, May 18, 2015

This video includes photos and videos of artists of Colorado Ballet, students from Colorado Ballet Academy and students in our education and outreach programs.

The video originally aired at the Arts with Altitude Gala on May 16, 2015.

Colorado Ballet silent auction now online

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Find some great deals, and support Colorado Ballet in the process! Join our auction and discover fabulous trips, one-of-a-kind art, the hottest restaurants in Denver, and more!

Bid between May 11-16 (closes at 9:30pm on the 16th) online at http://coballet.myab.co/.

See all of these items in person at the Arts with Altitude Gala this Saturday, May 16.  For more information, visit coloradoballet.org/gala.

Colorado Ballet on Colorado & Company

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Calling all golfers! Support Colorado Ballet at the Dick Saunders Classic Golf Tournament

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Do you enjoy playing golf and supporting one of Colorado's most-beloved cultural institutions?  Then you need to participate in Colorado Ballet's first annual Dick Saunders Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, May 18 at Columbine Country Club.

We are looking for foursomes and individual golfers to play in the event, which includes fabulous prizes, lunch and drinks.  Warm-up begins at 10 a.m. and players will have lunch at 11 a.m.  The golfers will tee off at noon.  There will be on-course challenges like closest to the pin and longest drive for men and women.  The top foursome and competition winners will receive prizes.  The tournament will also feature a hole-in-one competition and the winner will receive a two-year lease on a Maserati (sponsored by Mike Ward)!

Plus, all players will receive tickets to Colorado Ballet's Arts with Altitude Gala two days before the tournament on May 16.  Foursomes receive six tickets and individual players receive two tickets.

Join Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Dick Saunders and local celebrities at the tournament.  Take off a Monday, enjoy the beautiful Colorado sunshine, play a little golf with your friends and support a great cause!  We are only entering 25 foursomes, so register today at www.coloradoballet.org/golf.

The Dick Saunders Classic raises money for Colorado Ballet, which encompasses the professional Company, Academy and Education and Outreach Programs.  The tournament is named in honor of Dick Saunders and his family because they have done so much to support Colorado Ballet.

Colorado Ballet to host Arts with Altitude Gala on May 16

Monday, April 06, 2015

Join Colorado Ballet for the Arts with Altitude Gala at 6 p.m. on May 16 for an evening featuring fabulous culinary creations, libations, live entertainment, and silent and live auctions, all in our fantastic new building, The Armstrong Center for Dance! 

The Western-chic inspired gala includes a selection of culinary creations by chef Troy Guard of Guard and Grace and Three Tomatoes Catering.

The event will include a unique performance by Colorado Ballet dancers to Buckstein performing live.  Enjoy all types of artist demonstrations throughout the Armstrong Center for Dance.  Bid on fantastic items at a large silent auction and a unique live auction.  Come dance the night away to live music by Buckstein!

To purchase tickets for the gala, visit www.coloradoballet.org/gala.


Morgan Buchanan and Tracy Jones with Buckstein by Francisco Estevez Photography

Colorado Ballet to host gala and golf tournament in May

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Colorado Ballet will host the Colorado Ballet gala Arts with Altitude at 6 p.m. on May 16, 2015 at its new building, The Armstrong Center for Dance at 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.  Two days later, the ballet will host the Dick Saunders Classic Golf Tournament at Columbine Country Club, 17 Fairway Lane, Littleton, CO 80123.

The Western-chic inspired Arts with Altitude gala includes a selection of culinary creations by chef Troy Guard of Guard and Grace and Three Tomatoes Catering.  The event features live artist demonstrations throughout the ballet studios and silent and live auctions.  In addition, Colorado Ballet’s dancers will present a unique performance to live music by country band Buckstein.  At the end of the evening, attendees are encouraged to show off their dance moves during a live concert by Buckstein.

“The gala will feature fabulous culinary creations, libations, and live entertainment,” said Alyson Graves, Gala Chair.  “The event will take place in Colorado Ballet’s fantastic new building and every space in this unique venue will have so many amazing attractions.  Plus, we can’t wait to see everyone in their Western-chic attire, which is basically fancy Western wear with a nice jacket.  This is such a fun way to raise money for Colorado Ballet!”

On May 18, the golf tournament will begin with warm-up at 10 a.m., lunch at 11 a.m. and tee off at 12 p.m.  The tournament will consist of twenty-five foursomes and will include on-course challenges like closest to the pin and longest drive for both men and women.  The tournament will also award prizes to the top foursome and competition winners.  The hole-in-one competition is sponsored by Mike Ward and the winner will receive a two-year lease on a Maserati.

“We named the golf tournament after Dick Saunders because we want to honor the man and his family for everything they done for Colorado Ballet,” said Susan Struna, Golf Tournament Co-Chair.  “So many people who love golf are also fans of the ballet, so we put the two together to raise money for one of Colorado’s most beloved arts institutions and specifically, our education and outreach efforts.  Our outreach programs make 60,000 contacts each year.”

Foursomes for the golf tournament include six tickets to the gala.  Individual players in the tournament will receive two tickets to the gala.

Both events raise money for Colorado Ballet, which encompasses the professional Company, Academy and Education and Outreach Programs.

“In addition to touching so many lives through the power of dance, Colorado Ballet also has a $30 million annual impact on the City of Denver,” said Struna.  “This is an important organization to the cultural vibrancy of our city and state and we need support to keep our outstanding programs and performances going.”

To purchase tickets for the gala, visit www.coloradoballet.org/gala.  To register for the golf tournament, visit www.coloradoballet.org/golf.

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