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Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s Community Sundays Performance on Feb 13 to Benefit SAME Café

Posted on: January 17th, 2011 by admin

DENVER - Ballet Nouveau Colorado (BNC)’s second installment of Community Sundays will be held on the last Sunday performance of Carry On featuring Paper Bird on February 13 at 2pm.  BNC will donate 50% of that day’s revenue in ticket sales to their chosen human service partner, SAME Café. During the 2010-11 season, BNC has partnered with two human service non-profits in the Denver metro area. In November 2010, BNC’s Community Sundays performance of Chasing the Sublime benefited Judi’s House.

SAME Café is an organization filling the gap of food security in the Denver Metro area. With daily selections made using fresh, organic ingredients, SAME Café offers a donation box – rather than a cash register – for one to pay what they felt their meal was worth, or to leave a little more and help out someone less fortunate. SAME Café’s philosophy is that everyone, regardless of economic status, deserves the chance to eat healthy food while being treated with dignity. SAME Café opened its doors in October, 2006 and has been recognized as Best Free Lunch (or Dinner) by Westword and a 7 Everyday Hero by KMGH Denver.  For more information visit www.soallmayeat.org.

BNC Artistic Director Garrett Ammon said, “SAME Café is a beautiful organization and one of Paper Bird's favorites. We are delighted to have them be the beneficiary for our second Community Sundays performance and hope to help raise awareness of an organization that is making a significant difference in the Denver Community.”

"We are thrilled to partner on such a caring, creative endeavor,” said Libby Birky, co-owner of SAME Café. “BNC and Paper Bird will put on an amazing show and we appreciate that proceeds from this event will be used to feed neighbors in Denver."

BNC’s Carry On featuring Paper Bird is the fourth production of their 2010-11 season. This performance continues BNC’s commitment to collaborating with local artists and organizations.  With new music by Paper Bird, and new choreography and films by Garrett Ammon, Carry On runs February 4-6 at the Lakewood Cultural Center and February 11-13 at The Performing Arts Complex at PCS in Federal Heights. For more information and tickets, go to www.bncdance.com.

Ballet Nouveau Colorado will celebrate its 10th anniversary of the company in 2011-2012 and the 20th anniversary of the school in 2012-2013.