On Monday, BNC's Associate Artistic Director, Dawn Fay, appeared on Colorado & Company's program.
Check out Dawn's interview where she shares with CoCo host, Tawnya Rush, about BNC's final production of the 10th anniversary season, Rock Ballets, April 13-15.
On Monday, BNC's Associate Artistic Director, Dawn Fay, appeared on Colorado & Company's program.
The School of BNC’s Student Company presents, Madeline Stands Tall & other works
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
To buy tickets: Online or 303.466.5685
Can't get enough of BNC and A Shared Experience in Art? You're in luck, we were featured on 9 News and Rocky Mountain PBS, so you can get a little taste of it again. The good news is - we've got more shows to come in Season 10. Come, enjoy and feed your addiction for dance.
Watch Rocky Mountain PBS Click on Ballet Nouveau Colorado under the video to watch.
Watch 9 News (BNC is featured at the end of Kirk's segment.)
If you haven't heard by now, H&M has come to Colorado! BNC's Contemporary II class was part of their opening day excitement on 11/10/11. Dawn Fay's Contemporary II class entertained the crowd with their spontaneous urban performance. It was a very exciting day for both the students and all the eager shoppers.
BNC's Associate Artistic Director, Dawn Fay appeared on Fox 31 Denver's Colorado's Best today to discuss the currently running performance, Redline + BNC: A Shared Experience in Art and future performances Love in the Digital Age.
Through Colorado's Best Deals, BNC is offering two tickets for the price of one at just $36 for performances Redline + BNC: A Shared Experience in Art, Love in the Digital Age, and Rock Ballets.
To watch the segment, click here.
Purchase 2 tickets for just $36 through Colorado's Best Deals.
One Night Only, Local & National Advanced Dance Students, Training for the Summer at The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado Share their Diverse Talent on Stage
Denver- Saturday, July 30th at 7:30pm, The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s (BNC) most advanced dance students, a group comprised of 20 young dancers, will showcase their hard work and development as dancers gained while training in BNC’s Advanced Summer Intensive program. The whole family will enjoy this evening full of entertainment that will include contemporary choreography and classical repertoire at economical ticket prices of $10 for students and $12 for adults.
The various works are choreographed by The School of BNC's School Director Julia Wilkinson Manley, BNC's Associate Artistic Director Dawn Fay and former BNC professional company artist, Megan Coatney. The production is staged by renowned dance historian, Randall Newsom. "Using contemporary dance, I wanted to explore the use of everyday objects and see where they led the piece. What has resulted is whimsical, yet has moments that reflect daily life,” says Fay.
National Dance Day was established to recognize and build awareness in three important areas: healthy lifestyles, dance education and physical fitness across the United States for all ages. The School of BNC is committed to this same vision and desires to build local awareness about these areas. The Advanced Summer Intensive Showcase is a perfect celebration of these principles.
The School of BNC has long offered summer dance programs for students of all ages. The six-week Advanced Summer Intensive has attracted students from across the nation for the past five years, one of only a few in the country filling a niche for high-quality contemporary dance training with a strong classical foundation. “The program is unique in that students get the opportunity to train with professionals in a fresh, innovative and caring environment while providing them with individual attention,” says Manley.
This year’s 20 students in the 2011 Advance Summer Intensive program range in age from 10-21. Six students represent the following states -- Georgia, California, Pennsylvania, Washington and Texas. The other 14 students reside in Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville, Superior, Erie, Westminster, Arvada and Thornton, many of whom have been training with BNC since they were in kindergarten or younger. One of these students is 14-year-old, Momo Sakai who resides in Superior, Colo. She is one of 39 students who are part of BNC’s need and merit based scholarship program. This past season, Sakai played the lead role, Clara, in BNC’s The Nutcracker and was a featured dancer in BNC’s Student Company Spring Concert, Prince Igor. “Being part of the Summer Intensive Showcase is amazing; it allows me to explore the use of space, music and the use of props with dancing. It’s rewarding to gain a better understanding of contemporary dance that is so different from my classical ballet training,” states Sakai.
Another student, Broomfield resident, Antonio Houck, age 14 has danced with BNC for six years. This past year, he was the lead role, Nutcracker Prince, in BNC’s The Nutcracker. “I love getting the opportunity to train like a professional and get the one on one attention of working with Garrett Ammon,” says Houck. Manley states, “Seeing these students’ confidence and contemporary technique sky rocket by the end of the summer is so rewarding.”
Advanced Summer Intensive Showcase
Date July 30 at 7:30pm
Location Performing Arts Complex at Pinnacle Charter School - 1001 West 84th Ave I Denver, CO 80260. There is ample free on-site parking available.
Cost Children 12 and under, tickets are $10 I Adult tickets are $12
Order tickets Online at www.bncdance.com/school or by phone at 303.466.5685
For exclusive photo and interview opportunities with the various choreographers and students contact Ashley Burns, communications manager.
DENVER -- On Saturday, May 14, 2011, The School of Ballet Nouveau Colorado’s (BNC) Student Company presents their end of year production, a contemporary series featuring the famed Ballets Russes ballet Prince Igor, at Pinnacle Charter School’s Performing Arts Complex at 1001 West 84th Ave. Broomfield resident, Jeremy Studinski, age 15, will dance the title role of Prince Igor. Studinski has studied with BNC for six years, and this summer he will study with the San Francisco Ballet School on scholarship.
Prince Igor, originally performed as an excerpt to the full-length Russian opera, was later choreographed as a stand-alone work by famed Ballets Russes Choreographer Michel Fokine and premiered in 1909 in Paris. It is based on the story of a Ukrainian ruler and his family who are faced with the challenges inherent to love and war. BNC’s production of Prince Igor was staged by Cristina Munro, artistic director of Corpus Christi Ballet in Corpus Christi, Tex.
The performance will also highlight choreography by BNC Associate Artistic Director Dawn Fay and two of BNC's professional company artists, Colorado native Sarah Tallman and Damien Patterson.
Fay said, “I have enjoyed the process of working with these young artists and watching them develop. Their fresh, youthful, enthusiastic spirits became the inspiration for my piece entitled, gamin, gamine.” Fay’s work, a playful neo-classical ballet, will feature a pas de deux danced by Studinski and Momo Sakai. Sakai, age 13 from Superior, danced the role of Clara in BNC’s 2010 production of The Nutcracker and began dancing with BNC when she was three years old.
Tallman's work is inspired by Charlie Brown’s pals, Lucy and Schroeder, from the comic strip Peanuts. "It is a privilege to work with the Student Company. It is amazing to see how the students have developed through the process of creating this piece, and to have the opportunity to be part of their development is so rewarding," said Tallman.
Patterson’s work, set to jazzy tunes by Aretha Franklin, takes place in a summer street scene while teenagers play and socialize. The piece reflects on the cycle of time and reflects on the similarities youth today have with the youth of the past. The piece features a solo danced by Lafayette resident Frances Purcell, age 14, who has studied with BNC since she was five years old.
BNC’s Student Company is comprised of 14 dancers, ages 12-19, many of whom reside in Boulder and Broomfield County. These aspiring young artists study dance for over 20-25 hours per week, including classical ballet, contemporary ballet, modern and jazz. They have been preparing for this production since August, in addition to participating in BNC’s The Nutcracker and community performances.
“It is a great honor to work with such devoted students,“ remarked School Director Julia Wilkinson Manley. “They are extraordinary students with great passion and dedication to their craft, and the result is remarkable. Putting together a full evening of dance takes an enormous amount of dedication and diligence, and the students of The School of BNC’s Student Company demonstrate the heart and devotion needed.”
Performance and Ticket Information
Date and Times Saturday, May 14 - 2pm & 7:30pm
Location Performing Arts Complex at PCS (Pinnacle Charter School), 1001 West 84th Ave, Denver, CO 80260 – West of I-25, at 84th Avenue and Huron Street
Cost Regular Ticket Prices: $16 Prime I $14 Standard I $12 Value
Child/Student/Senior Ticket Prices: $14 Prime I $12 Standard I $10 Value
Order tickets Online at www.bncdance.com, or by phone at 303.466.5685.
Photography shoots and interviews can be arranged by contacting Ashley Burns, communications manager