Sanya Andersen-Vie - July 16, 2012
DENVER – Tickets for Colorado Ballet’s 52nd season, four-production lineup are on sale now. The 2012-2013 season will feature technically-challenging classical ballet as well as innovative contemporary premieres. Tickets and subscriptions are on sale now at 303-837-8888 ext. 2 or www.ColoradoBallet.org.
Colorado Ballet opens its season with the storybook ballet The Sleeping Beauty October 5-21, 2012 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. This beloved fairy tale features choreography by Marius Petipa and music by Tchaikovsky, performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
“The Sleeping Beauty is one of the grandest classical ballets to ever grace the stage,” said Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “This story is great for the entire family.”
Colorado Ballet’s season continues in November with The Nutcracker, November 24 through December 24, 2012 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. This seasonal tradition will feature classic choreography paired with Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra.
“The Nutcracker is the quintessential holiday treat,” said Boggs. “This tradition is a must for everyone,” said Boggs.
In February 2013, Colorado Ballet transitions from storybook ballets to an innovative collection of three different works. Colorado Ballet will present the Ballet MasterWorks February 22 through March 3, 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, with live music performed by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Highlighting this program will be a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Igor Stravinsky’s composition of The Rite of Spring, with choreography by Glen Tetley. Also in this program will be George Balanchine’s ballet Theme and Variations, performed to the final movement of Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 3 for Orchestra in G major, Op. 55. To round out the program, Val Caniparoli, choreographer for San Francisco Ballet to create a new work on the company, with music by Poul Ruders.
“It is hard to describe how excited I am about Ballet MasterWorks,” said Boggs. “Not only will it be a great night of dance, but the raw power of the live music makes this performance one you will not want to miss. Ballet MasterWorks will be a feast for the senses.”
Colorado Ballet will close out the season with Light /The Holocaust & Humanity Project March 29-31, 2013 at the Newman Center at the University of Denver. Making its Denver debut, this ballet explores the triumph of the human spirit. When it premiered in 2005, Light brought national attention to Ballet Austin and choreographer Stephen Mills.
“Colorado Ballet is honored to present this work by Stephen Mills,” said Boggs. “Stephen’s development of Light brings the triumph of the human spirit to the forefront. Our company will bring his vision to the audience and it will truly be an uplifting experience.”
Colorado Ballet will present various classical excerpts in An Evening Under the Stars on August 30, 2012 at the Arvada Center and in An Evening Under the Lights on September 22, 2012 at the Parker Arts and Cultural Center.
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, Colorado Ballet presents approximately 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.