Colorado Ballet is in the midst of a decadent season. Following the outstanding spring performance of Ballet Masterworks, the company will present Light/The Holocaust and Humanity Project the last weekend in March at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
A single ballet with five movements, Light explores the human response to the horrors of genocide and human suffering. With an overture of triumph, this piece will challenge Denver dance goers once more into viewing Colorado Ballet as more than just a classical company.
Ballet Austin premiered the ballet in 2005 to critical acclaim. With moving scores by composers such as Arvo Part and Phillip Glass, the contemporary overtones of the performance will be set against classical music. The costumes will be minimal, the lighting and sets goose-bump inducing; it’s simply not to be missed.
I wanted to keep my word with regard to giving overdue credit to the men in the Denver dance scene, so I asked Colorado Ballet soloist Adam Still a few questions about the piece, his life in Denver, and what it’s like being a male dancer in general. I watched Still give a riveting performance as “The Chosen One” in Rite of Spring (part 3 of Ballet Masterworks) less than a month ago. He’s back at it again, with a lead role in Light/The Holocaust and Humanity Project.
Friday Mar 29, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday Mar 30, 2013 @ 2 pm
Saturday Mar 30, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Sunday Mar 31, 2013 @ 2 pm