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Fun fact: Carole Torguson founded CCB’s first company with 17 original members. Some of these original dancers have sons and daughters following in their parent’s footsteps, and are dancing with CCB today.
This whimsical show is sure to delight all ages with the beloved characters from Lewis Carroll’s classic story in a ballet including Alice, the Mad Hatter, Caterpillar, White Rabbit, Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Cheshire Cat and Queen of Hearts.
There are also dancing lobsters, roses, “bread and butter-flies” and a game of croquet with cute hedgehogs. Audience members will get a treat when Former CCB Artistic Director, dancer and daughter of Open Stage founders, Jessica V. Freestone narrates the ballet as Alice’s older sister.
Alice in Wonderland is April 22nd at 2 pm and 7 pm at the Fort Collins Lincoln Center. Tickets may be purchased at LCtix.com or at the box office. Tickets begin at $28 for adults, $24 for students/ seniors and $18 for children.
Over the last several weeks, Abby Behm, our CCB School Director, and I having been busy organizing a thoughtful, rigorous, and fun Summer Intensive, June 19-24, for our CCB family as well as all dancers in the region who might want to participate. In planning the intensive, I started to reminisce about my own summer intensive pathway. After my 6th and 7th grade years, I attended a larger local studio’s summer intensive for 2 and 3 weeks, respectively. I went on to attend some fairly prestigious summer intensives: a summer at San Francisco Ballet, one at Cleveland Ballet, one at Ballet Austin, and one, my favorite, in Budapest, Hungary.
But aside from Budapest, my best memories are still from those early local intensives. I still remember getting home at the end of the day so sore and so tired I would sit in the lazy boy the rest of the evening watching TV! I also remember the west African classes we took. The newness of the style, the live drumming and being combined with “the big girls” all made for an invigorating experience that stuck with me. Finally, though I was a bit nervous in my various classes, mostly I remember how much fun I had. Over 30 years later, I still remember just how the kitchen looked and all of us sitting around on the floor with our lunches spread out each day.
Pulling from those memories, here is what participating dancers should expect from the experience at the summer intensive:
Remember, the intensive is open to all dancers CCB level 4 and up, and to all non-CCB dancers with appropriate experience. Visit http://ccballet.org/school/summer-intensive/ for all information.
Tickets are now on sale for our Mad Hatter Tea Party, Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm, held at Bas Blue Theatre. The Mad Hatter Tea Party, sponsored by Zwei Brewing and Happy Lucky’s Tea House, will include “tea” brewed by another means and hors d’oeuvres. There will be prizes for the most outrageous and best hats worn and ballet performances selected from Alice In Wonderland.
The cost to attend is $25 per person. All proceeds benefit Canyon Concert Ballet, A 501c3 not-for-profit organization. Space is limited, so get your tickets now!
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