By Chava Lansky
2 March 2020
DDP Note: A lot of female choreographers featured by companies this week…
Colorado Ballet’s Newest Work Is Based on the Board Game Clue
Catch Colorado Ballet’s triple bill of contemporary works March 6–8 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Titled Tour de Force, the program features Edwaard Liang’s Feast of the Gods, Lila York’s Celts and the world premiere of Julia Adam’s Cluedo. Featuring music by Cosmo Sheldrake, this new ballet is based on the board game Clue; check out rehearsal footage in the above video.
New Ballet Fantastique Full-Length Is Set in Ancient Ireland
Mother-daughter choreographic duo Donna and Hannah Bontrager, artistic directors of Ballet Fantastique, present their newest full-length ballet March 6–8. Dragon & the Night Queen is set in ancient Ireland, and explores magical worlds, dragons and epic battles. The ballet is set to a score by resident composer Gerry Rempel, who will play it live with Celtic rock and Irish traditional musician Eliot Grasso.
Carolina Ballet Celebrates Four Female Choreographers With Mixed Bill
Principal guest choreographer Lynne Taylor Corbett’s Boléro returns to Carolina Ballet March 5–22 on a mixed bill program celebrating female choreographers. Boléro, set to Maurice Ravel’s famed score, joins world premieres by three emerging dancemakers: Mariana Oliveira, Adriana Pierce and Carolina Ballet dancer Jenny Palmer.
Grand Rapids Ballet Presents World Premieres by Nine Company Dancers
This week, Grand Rapids Ballet gives company dancers the chance to showcase their choreographic chops. Jumpstart 2020, presented at the Peter Martin Wege Theatre March 6–8, features new works by nine artists: Yuka Oba-Muschiana, Gretchen Steimle, Adriana Wagenveld, Isaac Aoki, Nigel Tau, Matthew Wenckowski, Ednis Gomez, James Cunningham and Sophia Stefanopoulos.
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