BNC's Contemporary II class performed their first Spontaneous Urban Performance Lisztomania at the Louisville Farmer's Market on 9/3/11. Afterwards, those students and School Director Julia Wilkinson Manley hosted a ballet demonstration and taught the audience their Mercy dance. To quote a dad who was pulled up on stage with his daughter, "who knew we'd get to do all of this ! We just came to buy some apples!"
Be on the lookout for more Spontaneous Urban Performances from students in the Contemporary II class!
Meredith Strathmeyer and Colby Foss rock First Friday at 910 Arts on Santa Fe. Learn more about BNC's Spontaneous Urban Performances.
Our first performances of Young Person's Guide to Dance this season were at Broomfield Academy, Nativity of Our Lord and Kullerstrand Elementary today. Our company, along with our production team, artistic staff and school director break into two teams to perform up to eight performances in any single day. What a pleasure it is to bring dance to kids across the community.
Denver- On Saturday, July 9th, Ballet Nouveau Colorado (BNC) will host two events to celebrate dance that the whole community can enjoy. From 3pm-5pm, the first annual BNC Open House will take place and then from 5pm-8pm BNC will host a Disco Dance Off Party, which is a dance-a-thon fundraiser.
The open house is free to attend and there will be age appropriate activities the whole family can enjoy. The focus of the Open House is to build community awareness about the three major programming areas that define BNC as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization; the school, the company and the community programming, and will also highlight the importance of healthy eating. These three programming areas are tied closely to the mission of BNC, which is to enrich lives through innovation in dance. BNC has also taken special note of the importance of health and wellness of the dancers in the school and have provided for these needs by bringing in physical therapists and healthy snack shop items to the studio. The event will also involve some of BNC’s nutrition partners and experts, they include; local author, Olena Burda Lassen, who wrote The Vitamin Band Book, owners of Healthy Kids Cooking Classes, Jennifer Simon and Amy Holecek and Dana Miller, (staff title needed) of the nonprofit Grow Local. Activities will include: dance demonstrations and mini-workshops, free food, fun games, crafts, drawings to win prizes and much more. This portion of the event will culminate with the opportunity to join our flash mob taught by BNC’s Associate Artistic Director, Dawn Fay.
Then, get your groove on at BNC’s Disco Dance Off from 5pm-8pm. This 70’s themed dance party will have dance rooms for all ages from 3 yr. olds through adults. This portion of the day’s activities is a dance-a-thon fundraiser to help support Ballet Nouveau Colorado in fulfilling their mission in all three programming areas. There are two ways individuals can choose to participate, collect sponsorship pledges or pay to enter the dance party. Then, dance the night away during this competition. Points will be awarded for costume, shoes, make-up, hair, crazy dance moves, longest dance time, most pledges collected and so on. All dance participants will enjoy snacks, prizes and great music to boogie down! Adult admission fee is $10 and children under 18 years of age admission fee is $20. Don’t forget if you get pledges admission is free! For additional information about participating go to www.bncdance.com
Open House & Disco Dance Off
Date July 9, 3pm-8pm
Location Ballet Nouveau Colorado Dance Studios - 3001 Industrial Ln. #12 I Broomfield, CO 80020
Who’s Invited General public, this is a family friendly event open to all ages.
Cost 3pm-5pm Open House (FREE)
5pm-8pm Disco Dance Off Party (Children 18 and under: $20, Adults: $10, Or admission is free if participant is collecting pledges to compete)
Ashley Burns, communications manager
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.