Colorado Ballet announces 2013-2014 season

Colorado Ballet announces 2013-2014 season

Sanya Andersen-Vie - February 6, 2013

DENVER – This morning, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs announced the 2013-2014 season, which will feature technically-challenging classical ballet with innovative contemporary pieces.  Marking the Company’s 53rd season, the four-production lineup will stay true to Boggs’ artistic vision of presenting superior quality classical ballet and innovative dance.

“Throughout this season, our dancers will showcase their artistry and technical abilities,” Boggs said.  “The Company will demonstrate its wide range of the art form by moving from Giselle, a classic ballet, to the kid-friendly Cinderella, and close with the innovative programming of the Repertory Production.”

Colorado Ballet opens its season with the tragic classical ballet Giselle, October 4-13, 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. This ghostly tale of heartbreak will prove that true love conquers all.

Giselle is one of the most hauntingly beautiful ballets of all time,” said Boggs.  “For me, it is the epitome of a classical ballet, demonstrating love, deceit, death and forgiveness.”

The season continues in November with Colorado’s favorite holiday tradition, The Nutcracker, November 30 through December 29, 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. The Nutcracker features unforgettable characters as well as dazzling costumes and scenery by José Varona. This seasonal tradition will feature classic choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.

In the spring, Colorado Ballet will continue the season with Cinderella, February 14-23, 2014 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. This well-known tale is sprinkled with humor and demonstrates that dreams sometimes do come true.

Cinderella is a ballet for all ages,” said Boggs.  “This is a production to introduce the beauty dance to a younger audience. With Prokofiev’s enchanting score played live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, Cinderella is a performance for all the senses.”

Colorado Ballet will close out the season with three innovative works in the Repertory Production, March 28-30, 2014 at Newman Center for the Performing Arts. This production will include Traveling Alone, choreographed by Amy Seiwert, Artistic Director of Imagery as well as choreographer-in-residence for Smuin Ballet. This program will also feature Feast of the Gods, choreographed by Edwaard Liang, winner of the Prince Prize for choreography.  The third new piece in this repertory will be announced at a later date.

“This three-part production that combines classical with contemporary choreography will appeal to regular ballet-goers as well as a younger crowd who might not be as familiar with the art of dance,” Boggs said. “Every year, so many people tell me that this is their favorite performance of our season.”

Season subscriptions and tickets will be on sale soon.  Visit www.ColoradoBallet.org for details.

About Colorado Ballet
Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 52 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and superior dance in Denver.  Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs and Executive Director Marie Belew Wheatley, Colorado Ballet presents more than 50 performances annually. Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Academy, and Education & Outreach programs.

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