Ballet Ariel presents 'Carnaval' and 'Sleeping Beauty's Dream'
Ballet Ariel opens its 24th season with the 1910 masterpiece Carnaval, a light and romantic ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine. Considered one of the great ballet choreographers, Fokine's Carnaval is based on the piano suite of the same name by Robert Schumann. Carnaval is perfect for Ballet Ariel's expressive style as comedic characters dance with couples at a carnival, creating charming, little vignettes. Guest Artist Oleg Dedogryuk, who danced the ballet as a student at the famous Vaganova Academy, will stage the production. Fokine's ballet is rarely performed making Ballet Ariel's performance a truly special occasion.
Also on the program is Ballet Ariel's enchanting original ballet, Sleeping Beauty's Dream. As Sleeping Beauty awaits her prince, cross the threshold into a storybook world inhabited by Beauty and the Beast, Tom Thumb, Empress of the Pagoda and The Fairy Garden. Performed to Maurice Ravel's Mother Goose Suite score and scenario, Sleeping Beauty's Dream is choreographed by Ballet Ariel's Artistic Director Ilena Norton and Resident Choreographer Gregory Gonzales.
Ballet Ariel will perform both pieces at the Elaine Wolf Theater at the Jewish Community Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246 on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 pm.
General Admission adult orchestra: USD 30.00,
General admission adult balcony: USD 26.00,
General admission student/senior orchestra: USD 28.00,
General admission student/senior balcony: USD 24.00,
General admission child orchestra: USD 25.00,
General admission child balcony: USD 20.00
Artists: Alexandru Glusacov, Yoshiko Brunson, Marcelina Gaudini
Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Dance