The Colorado Ballet presents three incredible works of dance artistry that is beyond imaginative. Ballet MasterWorks takes its audience on a wonderful adventure that shows the prodigious skills of each of the dancers as well as the musical expansiveness of the orchestra. If you want to get lost in what feels like a delightful, artistic dream with accompanying music, then Ballet MasterWorks is a must attend.
“The first time we performed a Ballet MasterWorks production in the Spring of 2013, we really pushed our dancers and musicians to demonstrate their artistry, athleticism and raw talent,” states Colorado Ballet Artistic Director Gil Boggs. “We needed to show what our performers were capable of outside of traditional storybook ballets and they exceeded everyone’s expectations. That is why it was so important to present another collection of challenging works like this again.”
Act I – Concerto Barocco – a Concerto in D minor for two violins, music by Johann Sebastian Bach offers a fluidity of life, graceful connections. The lighting, the music, the costumes are soft and extraordinary. The choreography may follow closer to traditional ballet yet the intricacies of the choreography excite the mind.
Act II – In Pieces – Concerto In Pieces – music by Poul Ruders is a jubilant cross of modern, contemporary and expressive dance. What could be interpreted as turbulent love that reaches for and achieves beauty. Once again, the lighting, the music and the choreography is incredible and leaves the audience wanting more.
Act III – Fancy Free – music by Leonard Bernstein is fresh, colorful and expressive with silent conversation. The dancers are exciting to watch and the connections that they share with the audience is real, even humorous at times. It is a fantastic representation of Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin in On the Town whether the choreographer intended or not. Truly a brilliant way to wrap up the collection.
“I don’t think the audience knew what we were capable of the last time we presented a MasterWorks production,” said Boggs. “Our dancers proved that you don’t need to go to New York or San Francisco to see ballet of this caliber, you can see it right here in Denver with Colorado Ballet. If you want to experience a performance of spectacular and exhilarating dance, Ballet MasterWorks is not to be missed.”
The Final Performance Dates and Times:
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $155. To purchase tickets, visit www.ColoradoBallet.org or call 303-837-8888 ext. 2.
Explore your artistic mind and allow it to wander into the extraordinary artistic presentation of dance. Enjoy.
Learn more about the Colorado Ballet:
“Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating 54 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and superior dance in Denver. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, 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. Visit www.coloradoballet.org.”