Sarah Tallman

Square of Ice

Posted on: March 29th, 2012 by jamie-melaragno

 

On Saturday, March 31st at 10pm, Sarah Tallman and Colby Foss will be performing a pas de deux from Garrett Ammon's work, "Walk the Line" set to Johnny Cash's famous tune.  Why? Because Off-Center at The Jones (located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex) is hosting a 2 day festival entitled "Square of Ice - A Johnny Cash Remix." 

This festival is a talent competition style format where acts will be performing their best Johnny Cash covers - everything from improv comics to ukelele players. The top 14 entries have been selected and will compete this coming Friday and Saturday evening; doors open at 9:30pm.

All of the entries will perform on Friday, followed by a live vote and a finalist showdown on Saturday the 31st.  Our dancers will be the opening entertainment for the showdown (think the guest performers on SYTYCD's results show).  Other entertainment on the 31st includes live ice carving outside of the theater and a closing performance by Rocky Mountain DanceGrass band Whitewater.

Come and enjoy the performers' Johnny Cash Remixes, and don't miss the beautiful dancing of Sarah Tallman and Colby Foss opening the show on March 31st!

SQUARE OF ICE, A Johnny Cash Remix
A Two Night Festival (come to one night or both)
March 30 & 31: Doors 9:30pm, Show 10:00pm
Tickets $10

For tickets click here.

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

 

You Give, We Give

Posted on: December 7th, 2011 by admin

 

 

Sarah Tallman playing the role of Sugar Plum Fairy

We want to thank all of you for your support and donations to BNC for Colorado Gives Day.  We made $9,000 which is almost double what we made during last year's Colorado Gives Day! This doesn't include the Incentive Funds from Colorado Gives Day, we will be receiving for the donations made. As a way to share our gratitude, and celebrate what the day was all about, giving back to your community, we want to give a little something back too. For the next 24 hrs. only, receive 25% off on Standard & Prime tickets for any evening performance when you use promo code BNCGIVES.

Offer available for Dec. 9, 10, 16 or 17 @7:30pm.

To buy tickets visit bncdance.com or call 303.466.5685

 

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
Phone
303.466.5685
Email:
aburns@bncdance.com