This 2019/2020 season is Canyon Concert Ballet’s 40th year as Fort Collin’s premiere ballet company and school. Since it’s our Ruby Anniversary, we are taking the year to commemorate this milestone by bringing local, historic and classical gems to you! Kicking the season off is the 3rd in our annual Ballet and Beer series celebrating the importance of Jazz music, an American gem, through dance, poetry, music, and song. Premiers of new works from three local choreographers and artistic director, Alicia Laumann, will be accompanied by a band of Fort Collins’ most talented jazz musicians lead by historian and saxophonist, Dave Lunn. The evening will take place at the beautiful and unique Block One Event Center in Downtown Fort Collins.
Tickets include one 40th Anniversary Beer brewed specially for the occasion in partnership with The Gilded Goat!
This 2019/2020 season is Canyon Concert Ballet’s 40th year as Fort Collin’s premiere ballet company and school. Since it’s our Ruby Anniversary, we are taking the year to commemorate this milestone by bringing local, historic, and classical gems to you! As particularly American embraced tradition, CCB’s treasured production of The Nutcracker includes 125 dancers, 250 beautiful costumes, special effects, fantastic lighting, and sets and features our own Fort Collins’ gem, the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Wes Kenney. It has dazzled old and new audiences in Fort Collins for 38 years. Start your holiday off with a special treat that is sure to please audiences of all ages with mystery, battles, and beautiful ballerinas in sparkling tutus.
“The Nutcracker” follows a young girl, Clara, through her adventures on Christmas Eve during a party visited by her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. Life size dolls and toy soldiers create an evening that grows even more fantastical as she falls asleep and witnesses toy soldiers battling mice and rats. A journey through the Land of Snow leads her to a world led by the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, and filled with dancing candies and sweets performing for her and her soldier prince.
Rubies: A 40th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7pm
Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 2pm and at 7pm
Canyon Concert Ballet is excited to partner with the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra to bring this fabulous production to Fort Collins!This 2019/2020 season is Canyon Concert Ballet’s 40th year as Fort Collins’ premier ballet company and school. Since it’s our Ruby Anniversary, we are taking the year to commemorate this milestone by bringing local, historic and classical gems to you!
For our 40th Anniversary Celebration, Rubies, CCB is pulling out all the stops! Partnering with the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra for the first time for the spring ballet, CCB will premiere two new works to two orchestral gems. The program begins with beloved local choreographer, Judy Bejarano’s (founder of IMPACT Dance) contemporary interpretation of Aaron Copland’s iconic score “Appalachian Spring.” “Precious Stones,” a short excerpt of pristine classical ballet from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty (1890) will showcase the depth of talent of CCB’s dancers. And, finally, artistic director, Alicia Laumann’s, will present a new work, accompanied by Anton Dvorak’s gorgeous and lush “Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op. 22” to complete the program.
Join us in celebrating our 40th year – get your tickets today!
This show is possible thanks to the generous support of Fort Fund.
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