Six Provocative works and
Three World Premieres in
One Repertory Experience
Repertory dance engages the audience in a way no continuous narrative performance art does. A series of short, emotionally intense pieces performed across many different dance styles provides moments that will resonate with everyone in the audience.
For the second year in a row, on March 24th and 25th, For the Love of Dance showcases repertory dance ranging from new and experimental modern and contemporary work to historical classical ballet in the intimate Magnolia Theater. Commissioned by Canyon Concert Ballet (CCB), the evening includes three world premieres: James Wallace’s electrifying and edgy contemporary ballet, Resurgence; Alicia Laumann’s Here Comes the Sun and Nick Blaylock’s riveting, The Idea is Disruption. The evening will be rounded out with excerpts from the beloved Russian classic, Le Corsaire, Judy Bejarano’s, Awaken, and Laumann’s Jane Eyre. Join the choreographers and dancers following Saturday evening for a Champagne reception and meet and greet with a VIP ticket. Go to LCtix.com or call the Lincoln Center Box Office at 970-221-6730 for tickets.
The Idea is Disruption
This contemporary piece by Award-winning Salt Lake City choreographer Nick Blaylock was commissioned for eight dancers through CCB’s new Artist in Residence Program. Blaylock’s inspiration for the piece was the loss of a very close friend which lead Blaylock to reﬂect on the disruptive nature of life. “I was perplexed by the ability of life’s disruptions, productive or destructive, to hurl us far outside ourselves, offering us humility, patience, and perspective; indeed, a greater understanding of life itself,” he said. “Throughout the process, the dancers and I investigated the disruption of movement, space, time, and quality,” Blaylock added.
Choreographed by award-winning Impact Dance founder Judy Bejarano, this is a modern restaging of a work previously set by Bejarano for CSU’s Dance Department. Without speciﬁc narrative, the piece evokes a communal feel of a group of women coming together to share, support, grieve, and laugh. Set to the haunting sounds of Iva Bittova, a Czech avant-garde violinist, singer, and composer, this work showcases five of CCB’s top contemporary/modern movers in mature modern movement and expression.
This high-energy and technically demanding contemporary ballet piece on pointe by Choreographer and CSU dance instructor James Wallace, Evokes the pulled apart, stretched and warped ballet technique of William Forsythe. Set to a riveting “techno” score, the four women and one male dancer cast will dazzle with extreme lines, bends, turns, risk taking and partnering.
Jane Eyre is a restaging of CCB’s Artistic Director Alicia Laumann’s 2014 narrative modern-ballet originally choreographed on Colorado Mesa University. This version will feature a newly choreographed section for the thirteen-member corps de ballet. The work takes a semi-metaphorical and loose approach to the novel utilizing the corps to symbolize at various times Jane’s struggles of her early childhood, the abstract quality of time passing and the voices in the head of the mentally unstable wife of Mr. Rochester.
Here Comes the Sun
Also Choreographed by Laumann, Here Comes the Sun uses three of legendary George Benson’s most iconic jazz/R&B songs. Outﬁtted in silk disco shirts for the men and colorful halter-style dresses for the ladies, this piece will engage the audience as a high energy conclusion to the evening.
With all the classic characters and plot you love, this Ballet is sure to delight all ages. April 22, 2017 at 2 pm and 7 pm at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center Performance Hall. Please click here for tickets.