The school of aspen santa fe ballet, serving over 500 students through a network of satellite locations in colorado and new mexico, instills the appreciation of dance and encourages firsthand participation. Aspen santa fe ballets nutcracker is enjoyable but. When she was a preschooler, cassie lewis took the stage in aspen santa fe ballets annual production of the nutcracker as a bumblebee. Embrace the holiday spirit and revel in the magic of aspen santa fe ballets the nutcracker. Aspen santa fe ballet asfb is an american contemporary dance company. Omaha performing arts presents aspen santa fe ballet the nutcracker december 79, 2012 8. The school of aspen santa fe ballet aspen location. Aspen santa fe ballet the nutcracker at omahas orpheum. Aspen santa fe ballet is facing the greatest threat in its history. Children of all ages will marvel at this whimsical interpretation of a seasonal classic. Aspen santa fe ballet had performed programs of mixed repertoire twice before. Aspen santa fe ballets the nutcracker inside santa fe.
Figgins joins aspen santa fe ballet from dance theatre of harlem. I hope that this performance is a window into the magic that dance can bring to your life, said aspen santa fes melanie doskocil, who has been directing the nutcracker at the aspen district theatre for 15 years. Of internationally recognized contemporary choreographers. Tickets go on sale wednesday, november 6, 2019 at 10am. With its whimsical twist on the classic story and a cast of over 60 performers, dont miss this perfect opportunity to create lifelong memories for you and your loved ones. The advantages of taking the nutcracker on the road go beyond extending the run for the dancers. In addition to its domestic and international performances, the organization has a presentation program called aspen santa fe ballet presents, with summer and winter seasons that brings touring dance companies from around the world to both aspen and santa fe. Of the many roles in the nutcracker, which aspen santa fe ballet brings back to the aspen district theatre this saturday and sunday, dec. The company was founded by bebe schweppe, who brought on tom mossbrucker and jeanphilippe malaty as directors. On a saturday afternoon two weeks before the opening of aspen santa fe ballet s the nutcracker, the kids in act 1 were practicing the. Please see below for casting and performance dates for students in beginning ballet, ballet 1, ballet 2, ballet 3, ballet. Aspen santa fe ballet the nutcracker attractions in santa fe. The soraya presents the nutcracker by aspen santa fe ballet.
Behind the scenes of aspen santa fe ballets the nutcracker. Aspen santa fe ballet the aspen santa fe ballet began in aspen, colorado, in 1996. In the coming weeks, usc kaufman alumnus juan posada penagos bfa 19, as well as students, juliette ochoa bfa 21 and zach manske bfa 21, will take the stage for aspen santa fe ballet s production of the nutcracker. Aspen santa fe ballet s winter season will include four performances of the nutcracker, an encore performance of nicolo fontes summer hit beautful decay and a guest performance by americas got talent. Thank you for your interest in aspen santa fe ballet s summer season. This iconic productionboth uplifting and filled with humorhas become a seasonal santa fe tradition.
Aspen santa fe ballet school director melanie doskocil has been directing the nutcracker at the aspen district theatre for 15 years. Before any dancers stepped on the aspen district theatre stage this week for final rehearsals of aspen santa fe ballets annual staging of the nutcracker, a 12person crew had put in upward of 1,000 manhours to create the magical world of this christmas classic. Nutcracker ballet nutcracker ballet performances in colorado. When she performs the part in santa fe, it will be exactly the same as it was in chicago, because both companies have based it on the choreography created by marius petipa for the 1892 premiere of. On december 21 and 22, aspen santa fe ballet returns to the aspen district theatre in aspen, co to end the year with four more performances of the nutcracker, one of. Different casts of children perform in each venue, but the costumes, sets, company. Go behind the scenes of aspen santa fe ballet s production of the nutcracker, where a 12person crew puts in upward of 1,000 manhours to create the. Aspen santa fe ballet s exquisite dancers perform the leading roles, showing off their classical training. The nutcracker is one of the most famous classic ballets, having been in production in various forms since 1892. The story includes action, romance, and most importantly beautiful dancing and scenery. Due to the evolving circumstances surrounding the covid19 pandemic, we are developing several contingency plans for the summer.
Ushering in the holiday season the aspen santa fe ballet brought its annual nutcracker to the younes and soraya nazarian center for the performing arts this past weekend. The sorayas resident dance company, aspen santa fe ballet, is capping off a quintet of a. Asfbs the nutcracker embrace the holiday spirit and revel in the magic of aspen santa fe ballets the nutcracker. Founded by bebe schweppe in 1996 she brought in artistic director tom mossbrucker and executive director jean philppe malaty to create a company in aspen, colorado, which. There was no local company that had a tradition of presenting the nutcracker there. Stepping into the aspen district theatre this week felt like entering a winter dreamscape, a realm of beauty and magic. Aspen santa fe ballets the nutcracker at the soraya. This iconic productionboth uplifting and filled with humorhas become a seasonal aspen tradition. Aspen santa fe ballet announces winter 20192020 season. Asfbs the nutcracker generously underwritten by kelley and mark purnell embrace the holiday spirit and revel in the magic of aspen santa fe ballets the nutcracker. Ochoa will be performing the roles of doll, flower and snowflake. Aspen santa fe ballet epitomizes the contemporaryclassical genre through a commitment to curating new ballets while cultivating choreographic talent. Aspen santa fe ballets the nutcracker is performed in both of the companys hometowns one week apart. Founded by longtime aspenite bebe schweppe in 1991, the school formed the genesis of aspen santa fe ballet and continues to act as the organizations core and foundation.
The magical story centers around a young girl, named clara, and her familys christmas eve celebration. Nutcracker ballet nutcracker ballet performances in new. Aspen santa fe ballet prepares for annual performances of. The sorayas resident dance company, aspen santa fe ballet, is capping off a quintet of annual appearances in northridge this holiday season. We have always been a fluid, nimble organization and this is allowing us to make adjustments as the situation unfolds. With ballet, flamenco, a chinese ribbon dance and even an aerialist, allow the cast of 60 dancers, actors and circus artists to create lifelong memories for you and. Aspen santa fe ballet has brought joy and creative abandon to a holiday classic. Aspen santa fe ballet livens up the holidays with the. Aspen dance school alum returns for the nutcracker as a. Founded in 1996, aspen santa fe ballet is a worldclass professional contemporary ballet company, school, and presenter based in aspen, co and santa fe. Aspen santa fe ballet presents the nutcracker tickets go on sale tuesday, november 1st at 10am embrace the holiday spirit and enjoy the magic of aspen santa fe ballet s the nutcracker. Aspen santa fe ballet s presents the nutcracker asfbs dancers are unmatched in their athleticism and technique, thanks to a rigorous, yearround schedule of training and touring, including engagements at the joyce theater, jacobs pillow. Aspen santa fe ballet has added dancer jenny winton to the company. Though best known for edgy programs featuring the most notable contemporary choreography, the troupes fifth soraya season offers something differentthat most traditional of story ballets, the nutcracker.
Learn about the origins of the nutcracker and its composer, along with interesting tidbits about aspen santa fe ballet and its principal characters. Aspen santa fe ballet is a great boutique company sporting a rep. The familiar lilt of tchaikovskys waltz of the flowers filled the theater, a dozen pinkclad flower ballerinas were flitting across the stage and aspen santa fe ballet s jenelle figgins was entering for her solo under a glowing golden proscenium. Anna stonehousethe aspen times jenny winton has danced with the joffrey ballet and toured with the broadway musical dirty dancing and performed in works ranging from classical to contemporary to commercial. A nutcracker for our times from aspen santa fe ballet. Their annual presentation of the nutcracker is, however, a disaster. Embrace the holiday spirit and enjoy the magic of aspen santa fe ballets the nutcracker. The aspen native returned to the production every year through the end of high school, moving up the ranks to play a party girl by her senior year at aspen high school. Aspen santa fe ballet 2020 all you need to know before.987 474 157 1066 352 1410 1126 72 838 1509 1507 639 1557 162 1556 905 829 1334 889 559 797 1431 134 374 1207 497 334 149 1136 652 1349 1202 645 700 593 1104 849 834 1287 122 64 670 1027 6