Paper Bird

Head to Hard Rock and See the Show!

Posted on: March 27th, 2012 by admin

 

Thank you to Hard Rock Cafe Denver for supporting BNC!  They will be hosting Rock Ballets opening night after party on April 13. Paul DeHaven, from the band Paper Bird will be performing solo as the entertainment. Everyone is welcome to join us.

In the "Mile High City", rock your way to Hard Rock Cafe Denver. Head to Hard Rock's Happy Hour from Mon through Fri (3pm-6pm) and enjoy unmatched specialty drinks, from Hurricanes and Margaritas, to the Alternative Rock non-alcoholic drink menu.

Stop by the Rock Shop and check out Hard Rock's limited edition merchandise, including the recently released Jimi Hendrix Signature Series.

Visit Hard Rock Cafe Denver the weekend of Rock Ballets, April 13-15 and ask for the Rock Ballet Menu and 10% of your purchase supports BNC. Reservations required. Call 303.623.0856 for more information.

 

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

 

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.