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Coming Soon: Madeline Stands Tall

Posted on: March 13th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva

 

The School of BNC’s Student Company presents, Madeline Stands Tall & other works

Photo taken by Amanda Tipton

Join us for a delightful performance of favorite stories and beautiful dance. Madeline Stands Tall, a ballet inspired by the essential children’s book, is a beautiful story about being a true friend and creating a happy, loving community. Also on the docket – a new world premiere by BNC Associate Artistic Director, Dawn Fay.

A great family event! Tickets as low as $10 now on sale!

 

When:  Saturday, May 12

Time:  2:00 & 7:30pm

Where:  Performing Arts Complex at PCS

To buy tickets:  Online or 303.466.5685

Double D’s Sourdough Pizza

Posted on: March 12th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva

 

We want to give a special thank you and shout out to our Community Partners, Double D's Pizza for being such great supporters of BNC!
Every Monday from 5-8pm, you can enjoy all of Double D's Sourdough Pizza's best recipes served at your tableside, fresh out of the oven!  And all for a bargain price:

  • VIP Club Members - $9.99 (it's free & easy to enroll to the VIP Club)
  • Non-VIP members - $10.99 
  • Children under 12 - $4.99

Double D's Sourdough Pizza is located at 5160 W. 120th Ave. Ste K. Westminster 80020
Don't forget, every first Mon. of the month when you order mention BNC and 10% of the proceeds supports us. 

To check out their full menu and learn more go to www.DoubleDsPizza.com or call 303.410.0002

Dance Tip Tuesdays

Posted on: March 10th, 2012 by joanna-maiolo

 

Hi everyone!

I will begin by telling you a little bit about myself…

My name is Joanna, and I am a student at Metro State College of Denver. I will be graduating in May with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Therapeutic Practices and a minor in Nutrition. Integrative Therapeutic Practices (ITP) is what the industry calls “ITP” to avoid that tongue twister. ITP is a fairly new major at my college and is furthermore the first school in the United States to actually offer it. ITP is designed to mix the best of conventional or Western medicine with a wide variety of alternative medicine classes. If you are interested in learning more about it, click on the link below to visit the Metropolitan State College of Denver website’s page for the program. And the nutrition minor, well, that’s just like it sounds--full of nutrition. I love everything that I have learned, and now through my internship with BNC, I have the opportunity to use my background in a real-world job setting. In January, I began my internship as BNC’s Nutrition & Health Intern.

 

This blog series called, “Dance Tip Tuesdays” is dedicated to combining my knowledge of nutrition, wellness and how it relates to the world of dancing. Each Tuesday, I will write about BNC philosophy and approach to nutrition and exercise tips as they relate to dancing. Feedback and questions are encouraged. Enjoy!

Integrative Therapeutic Practices website:

http://www.mscd.edu/hep/integrativetherapies/

 

Private performs in "Intersection." Photo by Amanda Tipton.

Private, who gets his nickname from 11 years with the Army National Guard, is a self-described renaissance man. The Colorado native loves all forms of art, from dance to painting to music. Although he has always been an artist, he didn’t always plan to become a dancer.

When Private discovered dance, he was on the path to become a police officer. He was a 21-year-old student at Colorado State University and found himself in need of an arts credit. He took a course in understanding dance and got hooked.

“I started taking more dance classes,” Private says. “I focused on ballet training, because it was important foundation stuff. In my first company classes, I didn’t know half of what they were talking about.”

Private was first given a partnership with Canyon Concert Ballet. Later on, he took a workshop at a modern company in San Francisco. They needed a male dancer and offered him a contract. After 12 years in with ODC/Dance in California, Private landed here at BNC.

In his first season, he has performed in four shows and will be appearing in his fifth performance, Rock Ballets, in April. His favorite performance so far has been Love in the Digital Age, particularly because of the piece “Touch” he performed with Sarah Tallman.

“Partnering is pretty special and is something that I’ve always done well,” he says. “As I grew as an artist, I found that was the most wonderful way to dance. To share that moment with somebody else on stage, I’ve had some pretty transcendent moments doing that.”

Although Private spends eight hours a day dancing, he still finds time to golf, paint with oils and ride his motorcycle. He also loves to play cello and work with wood, and hopes to eventually build and restore instruments.

Despite his love of country music, Private has been getting in the mood for Rock Ballets with his favorite rock songs, “Desperado” by the Eagles and “Freebird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

“It reminds me of me. I’m such a free spirit,” he says. “It’s been hard for me to settle down and those songs are about living.”

Right now, Private is focusing on preparing for Rock Ballets. He says he is very excited to dance with Meredith Strathmeyer and to explore the choreography of Garrett Ammon.

“Dancing to popular music is hard because the songs say so much on their own,” he says. “It’s easy to just be literal and dance what the song is saying. But what I’ve seen so far, Garrett really figured out how to have his own stories and just have the words of the songs either abstract it or just complement.”

You can catch Private’s performance in Rock Ballets on April 13-15 at the Performing Arts Center at Pinnacle Charter School.

Excerpts of Garrett Ammon’s Rock Ballets

Posted on: March 2nd, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

 

Ballet Nouveau Colorado presents excerpts of Garrett Ammon's Rock Ballets. See contemporary dance set to the music of INXS, Queen and David Bowie. The performance will also include a discussion with BNC's Artistic Director and choreographer, Garrett Ammon. These beautifully athletic works comprise an evening of meaty ideas that, well, simply rock. After this teaser, you will definitely want to check out the whole performance, running one weekend only, April 13-15. Best suited for teens and older.

Date & Time: March 7th  7pm-8pm

Where: Broomfield Auditorium - 3 Community Park Rd. Broomfield

Cost: FREE

Show Us The Love

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by admin

 

Help us Reach our $20,000 Match Goal.

BNC's Community Programs in action at one of our Title 1 Partnership Schools

In honor of Valentines Day, we ask that you show BNC the love by helping us with our final push to meet our goal for Dance From the Heart, which supports BNC's Community Programs that reach over 20,000 annually. We have currently raised $18,825 of our $20,000 match goal.

 Click here to watch a video about our amazing Community Programs or

 Click here to see In Focus TV's interview with Dawn Fay and Julia Wilkinson Manley about Dance From the Heart

 Help us reach our goal.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has donated thus far to Dance From the Heart: Jane Adair, Leslie Andrews, Dana Bailler, Lisa Beauchamp, Raymond Bellucci, Randall Billinger, Jennifer Jaskolka-Brown and Sean Brown, Ross Buchanan, Hope Burton, Joy Butler, Alisha Chanthinith, Michelle Cowgill, Arnold and Linda Dickinson, Gary Dikeman, Heather and Matt Drake, Hilary Escajeda, Fairfield County Community Foundation, Inc, Kathlene Farmer, Joyce and Charlie Fay, Camcie and Mike Foster, Gay & Lesbian Fund For Colorado, Karen Gerrity, Diana Goldberg, Kathryn Gray, Michele Haney, Duke and Pam Hartman, Natalie Jaime, Jasper Peak Pilates, Rich Kaudy, Carmel Koeltzow, Karie Koplar, Cathy Lamb, Dan Lassen, Gwen Lavenue, David and Carole Lohr, Jeremy Long, Rachel and Billy Long, Ben Lusz, Susan and Randell Maez, Jacci McKenna, Rebecca Moore, Angela Norlander, Carmen Owens, Patrice Proestos, Chris Ransick, Reardon-Mohr Foundation, Loretta Robinson, Natalee Roeder, Margaret Rundiks, Timothy Schafer, Sill-TerHar Motors, Jennifer Snee, Brian Spillane, Kelli Buckley Strother, Andrea Sundahl, Philip Tallman, Karina Thomas, Kelly Van Oosbree, Marcie Warner, Suzy Williamson, and Carol Wolf.

Another Great Weekend!

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by admin

 

Featuring Meredith Strathmeyer & Corbin Kalinowski

"A written description would never do this piece (Love in the Digital Age) or BNC as a company justice. And the friend I brought to the performance? She was brought to tears. The audience provided a standing ovation, and everyone left feeling a little lighter, incredibly inspired, and probably a little shocked at their reactions. BNC is, after all, a company that has been nationally recognized, yet still manages to be one of the most under-rated things about Colorado next to $2 Sancho’s breakfast burritos. They are that good – yes, just as good as Colorado Ballet." states Erica Prather from 303 Magazine.

While BNC brings the talent and innovation to dance to be compared to any other nationally recognized dance companies, it is not only a night of entertainment simply to be enjoyed by elite dance affientatos. BNC's performances brings something for everyone to enjoy and a thought, emotion or feeling to take with them. Garrett Ammon, BNC's Artistic Director's vision to create an accessible and diverse dance company embracing and collaborating with the other art forms to create something even more brillant and greater than what one art form can do alone.

"I’ve danced my entire life, and I’ve seen dance all over the country. So when I bring a friend to a performance who has seen very little dance, or is not familiar with the company, I’m in for a treat. I can break away from my critical viewpoint and see the art through their eyes. I can sneak peaks of what their reaction is and see what’s touched them, what movements made them hold their breath, what music stirred their soul." shares Prather.

To read 303 Magazine's review of Love in the Digital Age in its entirty.  

Reviews of Love in the Digital Age

Posted on: February 9th, 2012 by admin

 

Photo by Amanda Tipton featuring Sarah Tallman

Bob Bows of ColoradoDrama.com sums up BNC's Love in the Digital Age best, "Most remarkably, Ammon offers us beautifully drawn moments of love that transcend the all too common pessimism of the age."
Last weekend Bob Bows experienced his first BNC production and Don Atwood of World Dance Reviews also attended BNC's Love in the Digital Age.

Don Atwood shares, "In his process Ammon once again uses not only his abilities as a choreographer, but also his abilities in visual arts and collaboration, finding online sources of music and text and working with their creators to build a work of art."

Read the rest of their reviews

 

Breathtakingly Beautiful

Posted on: February 7th, 2012 by admin

 

 
Featuring Private Freeman & Sarah Tallman

Thank you so our dear friend, Amanda Tipton, owner of Kokoro Photography, who took these stunning photos at last Thursday night's final dress rehearsal of BNC's Love in the Digital Age.  The production runs for one more weekend, Feb. 10-12.  Hope to see you all there!

Featuring Meredith Strathmeyer & Colby Foss

A Big Thank You!

Posted on: February 7th, 2012 by sasha-galikeeva

 

Dance From the Heart, BNC's annual fundraiser for its community programs on January 27th was a huge success.

We would like to thank everyone who came, had breakfast with us, attended the presentation and contributed to the cause.

If you weren't able to be at Dance From the Heart, check out this clip that was played during the short presentation, which shows how many lives BNC touches through its many community programs.

If you would like to support BNC and its community programs, it is still possible to donate.

We would also like to thanks our many sponsors. With their help BNC was able to spend zero dollars on Dance From the Heart, so every dollar donated goes directly to BNC Community programs.