Encore of Ballet Director's Choice

Encore of Ballet Director's Choice

Lone Tree Arts Center Main Stage

8 p.m.
April 1, 2016
Lone Tree Arts Center
10075 Commons Street, Lone Tree, CO 80124

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Ballets that break the rules. This is an encore performance of Colorado Ballet's season closer, Ballet Director’s Choice which will highlight the talents of Colorado Ballet’s dancers in a collection of contemporary ballets.  The repertory will open with renowned contemporary choreographer Dominic Walsh's Wolfgang (for Webb), with music by W. A. Mozart.  Wolfgang premiered with the Sarasota Ballet on April 25, 2008 and in April 2009, it was performed as part of The Trilogy: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a collaboration between Dominic Walsh Dance Theater and the Sarasota Ballet.  Click here to watch a three minute clip on YouTube.

Ballet Director's Choice will then feature two pas de deuxs by two exceptional choreographers: It's Not a Cry by choreographer Amy Seiwert, set to Jeff Buckley’s recording of Leonard Cohen’s "Hallelujah"; and Light Rain choreographer by Gerald Arpino, which was has been The Joffrey Ballet’s signature piece since its premiere in 1981.

The production will close with the new tango-inspired ballet The Angel of Buenos Aires by choreographer and Colorado Ballet's Ballet Mistress Lorita Travaglia.  The ballet will feature music by Piazzolla. 

About the choreographers:

Lorita Travaglia
In addition to her work at Colorado Ballet, Lorita Travaglia is the Creative Director of Parasol Arts, a non-profit organization that takes inspiration from the art of Argentine Tango.  Click here for complete bio.

Dominic Walsh
Dominic Walsh is a former Principal Dancer and Choreographer with Houston Ballet and founder of contemporary ballet company, Dominic Walsh Dance Theater.  Click here for complete bio

Amy Seiwert
Amy Seiwert is the artistic director of Imagery and was a former dancer with the Smuin, LA Chamber and Sacramento Ballets. She also served as the choreographer in residence at Smuin Ballet.  Click here for complete bio.

Gerald Arpino
Was the co-founder of The Joffrey Ballet and created more than 1/3 of the Company's repertoire. Click here for complete bio.

Photo: Lone Tree Arts Center Main Stage

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