Ballet Ariel returns to the PACE Center in April for its first live performances of the year with Cinderella. This shortened, one act version has all the beauty and grandeur, wit and whimsy of the full-length version, where one young woman’s life is forever changed by a fairy godmother and a delicate slipper. The wicked stepsisters cavort in the most outrageous and amusing manner hoping to capture the attention of Prince Charming. But in the end, it is the fair and lovely Cinderella who wins the heart of the Prince. Performed to Sergei Prokofiev’s captivating score. Ballet Ariel’s talented team of Director Ilena Norton’s and Gregory Gonzales’ original choreography is a dynamic post-modern classic gem. With Ballet Ariel dancers Jennifer Kuhn as Cinderella and Yoshiko Brunson as the Fairy Godmother.
Choose from either the 2:00 p.m. matinee or the 7:00 p.m. evening performance on Friday, April 2nd. Tickets for adults are $25, seniors and students are $22 and tickets for children are $20.
Tickets for the PACE Center, 20000 E Pikes Peak Ave, Parker, CO 80138, can be purchased https://parkerarts.org/shows-events or by calling 303.805.6800. For more information visit www.balletariel.org.
To protect our patrons, Ballet Ariel will be complying with all state and local Covid-19 regulations.
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About Ballet Ariel
Ballet Ariel was founded in 1998 by Artistic and Executive Director Ilena Norton. Now entering its second decade of performance, Ballet Ariel has evolved into a laboratory for developing original classical ballets, a collaborative environment where the beauty of classical ballet comes together with narrative storytelling and a contemporary vision. This professional company is known for its graceful and elegant, yet dynamic, choreography and staging.
Located in Denver at the Living Arts Center, 2231 S. Platte River Drive, the company employs twelve professional dancers under Rehearsal Director Oleg Dedogryuk and Ballet Mistress Patricia Renzetti. Ballet Ariel’s repertoire features original ballets such as Ballerina by Degas, Rikki-Tikki Tavi, and Tale of Molly Brown along with classical works including The Nutcracker, La Fille Mal Gardee, and Les Sylphides.
Ballet Ariel emphasizes diversity in its company and education programs and offers an eclectic repertoire to attract broad spectrum audiences and participants. Ballet Ariel has performed at the Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre since 1998, and now performs regularly at the Lakewood Cultural Center, the Schoolhouse Theatre, the PACE Center, and the Pinnacle Performing Arts Center. Ballet Ariel has also performed throughout the Denver metro area in the SCFD summerfest series at the Arvada Center, the Cherry Hills Winter Cultural Series, the Denver Ballet Guild Showcase of Dance, the Mile High Dance Festival, the Denver Botanic Gardens SCFD series and others. Ballet Ariel has performed on tour in Leadville at the Tabor Opera House, Durango, and with Artcore in Casper, Wyoming.
Ballet Ariel receives funding from Denver, Jefferson, Adams, and Douglas Counties through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, Colorado Creative Industries and Denver Ballet Guild. For more information, visit www.Balletariel.Org or call (303) 945-4388.
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