What: Aspen dance at CCAE
When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14
Where: California Center for the Arts, Escondido
340 N. Escondido Blvd.
How Much: Tickets: $20-$60
“A breath of fresh air”
-New York Times
“Classically trained company of the future.”
Tutus and satin ballet shoes are dancing into Escondido on Thursday, April 14 when the spectacular Aspen Santa Fe Ballet comes to the California Center for the Arts, Escondido.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet combines rugged athleticism with liquid grace in a lively performance that leaves audiences breathless. The ensemble’s bold vision coupled with top global choreographers, a groundbreaking repertoire and virtuoso dances has fostered itself as a jewel of a dance company in the American West. Interviews and hi-res images are available upon request
Founded by Bebe Schweppe in 1996, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has managed to influence the dance field at large and has helped shape the cultural landscapes in both of its home cities, Aspen and Santa Fe.
Executive Director, Jean-Philippe Malaty has danced with the Los Angeles Classical Ballet, Ballet Hispanico and Lyric Opera of Chicago. He has also been heavily involved in developing the company’s unique dual-city business model. He shared an honor with Artistic Director, Tom Mossbrucker when the Santa Fe Community Foundation bestowed its Piñon Award to the company.
“Bebe’s vision for Aspen to have its own ballet company was the project of a lifetime. We embarked together on a serendipitous adventure,” Malaty said. “Twenty years later, the connection between the dancers and our two communities is deep and inextricable.”
Characterized by their European sensibility glossed with American ebullience, the 11-member company epitomizes the contemporary-classical genre.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has repeat engagements at the American Dance Festival, The Kennedy Center, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, and Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The company has also performed internationally in Brazil, France, Greece, Guatemala, Israel, Italy, Russia and many other countries.
The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. The Ticket Office can be reached at (800) 988-4253. Tickets also can be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit www.artcenter.org.