Dance, Dessert, and Dreams
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Thank you to all who attended, performed, and volunteered who helped make this event a huge success!
Please consider donating to Colorado Springs Dance Theatre. Every donation helps us continue a 37 year tradition of presenting excellent dance to the community, providing scholarships to young local dancers, and allows us to offer free tickets to underserved youth and their families.
Memories and Well Grounded Hopes
September 12th, 7:30 pm, Cornerstone Arts Center Celeste Theatre
Thank you to everyone who attended this magical evening! Audiences were delighted by Wonderbound Dance Company who performed two world premieres choreographed by Artistic Director Garrett Ammon. Memories and Well Grounded Hopes featured all new music by the Klezmer Fusion Band, Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe, as well as Colorado College’s own renowned composer Ofer Ben-Amots. These projects grew out of the acclaimed production, A Journey of the Human Spirit, which was presented in January, 2013 in collaboration with Central City Opera, The Colorado Symphony, The Mizel Arts and Culture Center and The Newman Center.
Over the course of five years, the artistic vision of Garrett Ammon and Dawn Fay has helped to define Wonderbound, formerly known as Ballet Nouveau Colorado, as a creative leader in the state of Colorado. By collaborating with artists across a spectrum of mediums, they have created transformative experiences that upended notions about how dance can be created and shared in the community.
This event was sponsored by Colorado Springs Dance Theatre, Colorado College Cultural Attractions, Colorado College Music Department, Colorado College Theatre and Dance Department.
This performance was free and open to the public.
Please consider donating to Colorado Springs Dance Theatre to allow us to continue to offer excellent events such as these. Every donation helps us continue a 37 year tradition of presenting excellent dance to the community, providing scholarships to young local dancers, and allows us to offer free tickets to underserved youth and their families.
CSDT is pleased to announce a master class in conjunction with Colorado College’s and CSDT’s presentation of Wonderbound (Ballet Nouveau Colorado) in September. The master class will be taught by Wonderbound’s talented Dawn Fay.
“Dawn Fay was named associate artistic director of Wonderbound – Ballet Nouveau Colorado in 2007. Her professional career spanned more than twenty years, including being named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” for 2007. Dawn is a native of Memphis, Tenn. and trained at several schools before attending and graduating from North Carolina School of the Arts. She began her professional career at Ballet Oklahoma and went on to dance with Miami City Ballet, Royal Ballet of Flanders and Ballet Memphis. Dawn has performed classical works including Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote, Fleming Flindt’s La Sylphide, Giselle, Cinderella and Coppelia. She has worked with contemporary choreographers such as Garrett Ammon, Trey McIntyre, Jiri Kylian, George Balanchine, Choo San Goh, and Lila York…” — quoted from Dawn Fay’s online bio
Contemporary Ballet Master Class – Wednesday, Sept 11, 2013 4:30-6:00 pm ($15)
Class will be held at Cossitt Hall on the CC campus [campus map].
For more information, or to reserve your spot, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have some very exciting events coming soon! Please check back with us again for updates and tickets.
- Presentation of Wonderbound, formerly Ballet Nouveau of Colorado, at Colorado College’s Cornerstone Arts Theatre Thursday, Sept 12, 2013 7:30 PM (presented in conjunction with Colorado College) FREE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE!
- Dance, Dessert, and Dreams student performance at Sandcreek High School stage Nov.10, 2013
- Presentation of Koresh Dance Company Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Colorado College’s Cornerstone Arts Theatre
Please help us to continue offering world class dance performances by donating today!
Thanks to everyone who attended our 22nd Annual Wine Festival on Aug 24th! The evening featured the amazing talents of dancers and musical guests, excellent food, and fine wines and beer.
Musical entertainment featured vocalist Amalia Dobbins and pianist Maragaret Hammond. The dance performance featured ”The Untitled Book” choreographed by Garrett Ammon, performed by Wonderbound dancers, Julie King, Sarah Tallman, and Damien Patterson.
We were also delighted to have the following celebrities in attendance:
Joe Garcia - Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
Claire Garcia - Colorado College English Department Chair
Steve Fraser - US National Greco-Roman Wrestling Coach, Olympic Gold Medalist – 1984
Carolyn Kruse - US Figure Skating Assoc / CS Sports Corp
David Siegel - Exec Director Bee Vradenburg Foundation
Linda Navarro - The Gazette Around Town Editor
Mary Lou Makepeace - Former Mayor/ Exec Director CS Independent
John Weiss - Colorado Springs Independent Publisher
Kathleen Collins - Colorado Opera Festival / Bee Vradenburg Foundation
Jen Honken - Manitou Springs Fire Fighter
Jan Martin - Colorado Springs City Council
John Hennessey - Crystal Park Fire Chief
Mary Ellen McNally - Civic Leader
Michael Hanagan - Exec Director of Pikes Peak Community Foundation
Thanks so much to these outstanding individuals and all their support!
We’d also like to thank the following vintners, restaurants, and caterers:
Vintages Wine & Spirits
Bristol Brewing Company
Leonard Kreusch Winery
Two Rivers Winery
Le Fuselier at Spring Creek Vineyards
Stoney Mesa Winery
Marigold Cafe and Bakery
Jake & Telly’s
The Food Designers
Dale Street Cafe
Diamond Deb’s Bar and Grille
La Baguette (Downtown)
Garden of the Gods Gourmet
The Curry Leaf
“The best performance I’ve seen at CC!”
Thank you to everyone who joined us for Success of the Springs on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Cornerstone Theater.
This performance featured exceptionally talented Colorado Springs dancers who are currently performing and/or teaching professionally in the U.S. and internationally. This year’s performers included Jennifer Aiken and Chris Selbie, Casey Avaunt, Christian DeLuna Zuno, Margaret Foy, Gillian Kulikowski, Tara Masimer, Madison Moross from Radiance Movement, Graham Stockdale from Streb in New York City, and Caroline Diane Wilson who appeared courtesy of Washington Ballet. The variety of dance styles, innovative choreography, and skillful performances were a true delight this year.
Pictured: Casey Avaunt
Thank you to everyone who joined us at Smokebrush for a fun evening in celebration of Brazilian dance and culture!
Thanks to attendees and performers who made Dance, Dessert, and Dreams a success! CSDT showcased talented young dancers, performing a variety of dance forms, from dance studios in the Pikes Peak Region including: Ballet Society of Colorado Springs, Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance, Revolution, The Dance Center, Ormao Center for Contemporary Dance, and Zamuel Ballet School. Please join us again for next year’s Dance, Dessert, and Dreams.
Read the entire review of the ASFB performance by David Sckolnik at coloradosprings.com.