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Get ready, dance lovers! Boulder Ballet is bringing the work of two modern dance greats to Boulder and premiering a thrilling program this February that will leave you dazzled and delighted.
The company will present "Modern Masters: Taylor & Wheeldon" Feb. 21-23, 2019 at the Dairy Arts Center. The program celebrates the choreography of renowned cutting-edge dance makers: Paul Taylor and Christopher Wheeldon.
Paul Taylor is a luminary in the dance world whose pieces have been performed by the most accomplished companies in the U.S. and abroad. Taylor's works are enormously popular across all types of dance audiences and are only licensed for performance to companies who have been vetted for their artistic merit.
Christopher Wheeldon is a choreographic superstar of contemporary dance. He has created productions for all the world’s major ballet companies including New York City Ballet, The Royal Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, Dutch National Ballet, Royal Swedish Ballet, Bolshoi Ballet and National Ballet of Canada. In 2015, he turned his talents to Broadway, choreographing the Tony award-winning production of "An American in Paris."
Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at 2pm
Gordon Gamm Theater – Dairy Arts Center
2590 Walnut Street, Boulder
Boulder Ballet will present the company premieres of Paul Taylor's “Airs” and Christopher Wheeldon's "5 Movements, 3 Repeats," a striking example of the artist's signature blend of modern dance and ballet.
Joining these two masters on the bill will be a premiere work by Boulder Ballet’s own Lance Hardin, Associate Artistic Director of Boulder Ballet. Once again collaborating with composer Michael Schulze of the University of Denver, they will present a piece that incorporates artificial intelligence. Schulze is working with the DU electrical engineering department to develop sensors that create sound as performers move on stage; it will be the dancers who create music in real-time with their movements. Because of this, each performance will be unique and no two shows will be the same.
One of Boulder's oldest arts institutions, Boulder Ballet and its productions are beloved by a wide community. Their diverse company of dancers is equally comfortable performing classical ballet ("The Nutcracker," "Giselle," "Cinderella," etc.) as they are contemporary pieces. The company's school has turned out dancers who've gone on to dance for American Ballet Theatre, Ballet West, The Royal Ballet (London) and Sacramento Ballet among others.