Jul 24, 2013

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Jul 24, 20138:00PM

Mixed Repertory

Over Glow (Mendelssohn, Beethoven/Elo) :24
By Boston Ballet resident choreographer Jorma Elo. The work for six dancers fuses modern movements with classical music by Mendelssohn and Beethoven. The richly choreographed work features stunning duets performed in front of a luminescent background.

Intermission :20

Return to a Strange Land (Janacek/Kylián) :22 
A 1975 work by Jiři Kylián created in tribute to his late mentor, John Cranko, the great choreographer and director of The Stuttgart Ballet. This rarely seen classic is a poetic work danced en pointe for six dancers to the haunting music of Leoš Janáček.

Intermission :20

Square None (Noto, Sakamoto, Ross, Handel, Twin/De La Cruz) :18
By gifted young choreographer Norbert De La Cruz III. The work, an ASFB commission, was praised by the St. Louis Post Dispatch for its "imaginative use of the dancers' athleticism and grace..." The ballet features baroque-inspired costumes by Austin Scarlett of Project Runway fame.

About Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Working between its town home cities of Aspen and Santa Fe, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is internationally recognized for groundbreaking programming and artistic excellence. Founded in 1996 by Bebe Schweppe, the versatile and gifted troupe of 12 dancers performs an eclectic repertoire of pieces by some of the world's foremost choreographers.

Pre-Performance Talks

7pm - Hall of Springs Gold Room - $5
A conversation with Jean-Phillipe Malaty, Executive Director, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

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