‘AVOCA – A TALE OF MOLLY BROWN’ AND ‘SLEEPING BEAUTY SUITE’
Ballet Ariel tells the inspiring story of Colorado’s own heroine Margaret ‘Molly’ Brown, from her humble start in the Leadville mining town, to her rise to riches and Denver society, and fame after surviving the Titanic. The ballet is danced to a wonderful score of turn of the century music from ragtime to gospel performed live by the Gossamer Winds Quintet. Ballet Ariel presents ‘Avoca – A Tale of Molly Brown’ featuring live music by the Gossamer Winds Quintet at the Mainstreet Center in Parker on Saturday, March 1st at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 2nd at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $22 for adults, $20 for students and seniors, and $16 for children 12 and under. Purchase tickets at www.PACEcenteronline.org or call 303-805-6800. The Mainstreet Center is at 19650 E. Mainstreet in Parker. Choreographed by Ilena Norton, the ballet’s scenario was developed in consultation with the Molly Brown House Museum. Reviews of Ballet Ariel’s past performance of ‘Avoca’ were glowing, with Donald Atwood stating that Ballet Ariel is “becoming an absolute gem…Her dance…that represents a lifeboat scene at the sinking of the Titanic is stunning” (worlddancereviews.com 2011).
Also on the program is ‘Sleeping Beauty Suite’, excerpts from the classical ballet ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ with choreography by Marius Petipa, music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and staged by Kristi Capps, including the delightful Lilac Fairy, Puss and Boots, and Little Red Riding Hood dances.