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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
July 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20 – $30
With its bold vision, groundbreaking repertoire and virtuoso dancers, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) is known as one of the country’s preeminent touring contemporary ballet companies. A European sensibility mixed with American athleticism forges ASFB’s aesthetic, as the company has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre. ASFB’s adventurous repertoire, ranging from accessible to sophisticated, resonates with energy and eclecticism.
The performance includes Jiri Kylian’s Return to a Strange Land, a work set to four heart-rending pieces for solo piano written by composer Leos Janacek. Fernando Melo plays with perspective in his floor work Dream Play followed by Cayetano Soto’s funny and playful Huma Rojo, commissioned for the company’s 20th anniversary celebration.
“The dancers of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet seem as comfortable in acrobatic turns and loose limbed falls as they are in soaring grand jetés and crisp fouettés.” – Karen Campbell, The Boston Globe
“Virtuoso partnering in a repertoire rich in allusions and emotions. A lively program worth watching.” – Jack Anderson, The New York Times