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Special Encore Performance of Carry On June 11 at Arvada Center

Posted on: May 20th, 2011 by admin

Ballet Nouveau Colorado and Paper Bird Reunite to celebrate the official CD release

DENVER -- On Saturday, June 11, back by popular demand, Ballet Nouveau Colorado (BNC) will reunite with Paper Bird to present a special encore performance of Carry On - a full-length, contemporary dance, live music and multimedia production, which premiered in February 2011 receiving critical acclaim and six sold out performances. With choreography and films by BNC’s artistic director, Garrett Ammon, and featuring live, original music of Paper Bird, this production exemplifies BNC’s commitment to collaborating across multiple art forms with Colorado’s most talented artists.

Paper Bird, one of Colorado’s top bands, composed and orchestrated all new music for this production. The performance also serves as the CD release party for the full-length, self-released album, also titled Carry On. The album was recorded live during the debut presentation in February. Their melodic and authentic sound is a refreshing and breathtaking blend of folk, jazz, bluegrass and rhythm and blues,  and their talent has been recognized by NPR’s All Things Considered, voted one of the “10 Best Underground Bands” by Denver Post three years in a row, as well as 5280’s Top of the Town 2009 “Top Local Band”.

“It is a tremendous privilege to work with such dedicated and consummate artists as those at BNC. Our songwriting was challenged and the result is nothing less than the most mature, complete album we have created to date. In short, Carry On is an American original, and will be, we hope, an American classic,” says Paul DeHaven, a member of Paper Bird.

“I fell in love with Paper Bird’s music the first time I heard it,” says Ammon. “We are looking forward to sharing the stage with them again. They wrote the music for many months and this album reflects their hard work and amazing talent, it's truly inspiring.”

Carry On Performance Information

Dates June 11 at 7:30pm, Outdoor Amphitheater Gates open at 6:00pm.

Location Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities Outdoor Amphitheater- 6901 Wadsworth Blvd    Arvada, CO 80003

There is ample free on-site parking available.

Cost Prices range from $15-$32 and group tickets are available.
Order tickets Online at www.arvadacenter.org/summer/events or by phone at 720.898.7200

Recent reviews of Carry On:

“Carry On features an entirely new lineup of songs from the throwback folk band, with the lovely BNC dancers and a large screen upon which images were projected telling the rest of the story. It's an ambitious multimedia event, but both groups pulled their parts off admirably, and the performance as a whole is bound to be one of the most beautiful, heartfelt things I'll see all year…The overall effect is charming, whimsical, nostalgic and heartbreaking at times, evoking a simpler time and rollicking connections between friends and lovers.” Westword Review of Carry On by Amber Taufen

“It was stunning, really. The real success, I think, is the air of effortlessness they all brought to this. Never mind that the process took almost a year to put together with over a two dozen talents- once it came out the other side, it was as if it has always existed. That’s a huge accomplishment for both parties whose careful, creative involvement made something like, Carry On, one hell of a show…that’s success.” 303 Magazine Review of Carry On by Joshua Novak

For exclusive photo and interview opportunities with Garrett Ammon and Paper Bird, as well as an invitation to observe BNC and Paper Bird in rehearsal contact Ashley Burns, communications manager.
Ph: 303.466.5685 Email: aburns@bncdance.com