Elaine Wolf Theater
JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center
Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 pm
Ballet Ariel opens its 24th season with the 1910 masterpiece Carnaval, a light and romantic ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine. Considered one of the great ballet choreographers, Fokine’s Carnaval is based on the piano suite of the same name by Robert Schumann. Carnaval is perfect for Ballet Ariel’s expressive and emotive style as comedic characters dance with couples at a carnival, creating charming, little vignettes. Guest Artist Oleg Dedogryuk, who danced the ballet as a student at the famous Vaganova Academy, will stage the production. Fokine’s ballet is rarely performed making Ballet Ariel’s performance a truly special occasion.
Also on the program is Ballet Ariel’s enchanting original ballet, Sleeping Beauty’s Dream. As Sleeping Beauty awaits her prince, cross the threshold into a storybook world inhabited by Beauty and the Beast, Tom Thumb, Empress of the Pagoda and The Fairy Garden. Performed to Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite score and scenario, Sleeping Beauty’s Dream is choreographed by Ballet Ariel’s Artistic Director Ilena Norton and Resident Choreographer Gregory Gonzales.
Please note: To protect all patrons, Ballet Ariel will be complying with all current state and local Covid-19 regulations at the time of the performance.
Ballet Ariel will perform both pieces at the Elaine Wolf Theater at the JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center, 350 S Dahlia St, Denver, CO 80246 on Saturday, October 1 at 7:30 pm and Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 pm.
A 7:00 pm performance will be presented on Thursday, October 6 at PACE Center, 20000 E Pikes Peak Ave, Parker, CO 80138.
A final matinee will be presented on October 16, 3:00 pm at the new Parsons Theatre at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 1 E. Memorial Parkway, Northglenn, CO 80233.
Both matinee performances will be followed by a Tea Party Reception where families can enjoy refreshments with cast members still in costume!
Ticket prices range from $20 – $30.