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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet offers worldly performance

Aspen Times Staff Report
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Rosalie O'Connor Dancers in the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet debuted a new piece by Jorma Elo during the troupe's visit last week to New Mexico; they'll perform July 17 and 19 at the Aspen District Theatre. Pictured are company dancers Seth DelGrasso and Samantha Klanac.
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ASPEN ” For a company based in a remote outpost, especially as the dance world goes, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet brings a worldly take on dance to its portfolio.

The organization kicks off its Summer Dance Series with performances on Thursday and Saturday, July 17 and 19, by its own resident company, and the international flavor is thick. The program features Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo’s ” Red Sweet,” commissioned by the ASFB; and the American premiere of “Chameleon,” by Israel’s Itzik Galili.

Also to be performed are “Quartet,” a multimedia work commissioned by the ASFB, set to the music of hard rock band Nine Inch Nails, by American Nicolo Fonte; and a return of the otherworldly ” Noir Blanc,” by Moses Pendleton.

Performances this week start at 8 p.m. in the Aspen District Theatre. Tickets are priced at $20, $44 and $64 for reserved seating, available at the Wheeler Opera House or at http://www.aspenshowtickets.com.

The dance world expands further as the Summer Dance Series continues with appearances by London’s Ballet Boyz, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and DanceBrazil.


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