Boulder Ballet Presents Fall Passages
On this second night of fall, we will present four distinct choreographic voices, that each have their own story to tell. We are proud to present Junk Duet, a lighthearted work by Twyla Tharp, as part of our program for this evening. This will be the first time that Boulder Ballet brings a work by the legendary Twyla Tharp to the stage.
In addition, we will present two world premieres, one by Jacob Mora of Moraporvida and a second by our own Artistic Director. A Denver-based artist, Jacob Mora works not only with the exploration of relationship as a theme but with the merging and fusion of culture, sound, and imagery. This work will be an exciting addition to Boulder Ballet's repertoire.
We'll hope to have you join us to celebrate the opening of our 2022/2023 season with an evening of dance at Boulder's iconic Chautauqua Auditorium.
About Twyla Tarps piece, Junk Duet:
Junk Duet was commissioned by Alexander Kølpin for the Sommerballett Festival in Denmark. He performed the classically structured pas de deux with Stacy Caddell. The duet was later included in Known By Heart, commissioned by American Ballet Theatre. Tharp pits the two dancers against one another in a cartoonish competition. The percussive score by Donald "The Junkman" Knaack is played on 100% recycled materials. The scrapheap sounds enhance the comedic blend of exaggerated pantomime and classical ballet vocabulary. The ballerina dominates her partner until he cowers behind her henpecked and she takes her final bow.
Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Dance
General Admission: USD 25.00