april, 2016

30apr2:00 pm4:00 pmBallet Ariel Presents 'Cinderella'


Event Details

Ballet Ariel’s exciting debut of their magical ‘Cinderella’ at the Lakewood Cultural Center is on Saturday, April 30 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m.
Ballet Ariel invents a magical world that combines classical dancing and a creative vision of the enchanting fairy tale. The mean Stepsisters dance wildly like pop stars, and the spring, summer, autumn, and winter flower fairies dance with the coachmen. In the beautiful ballroom scene, ladies perform graceful waltzes while the Stepsisters cavort around the ballroom, attempting to attract the Prince. Instead, the beautiful Cinderella with the help of the Fairy Godmother, captivates the handsome Prince. In the end, the hilarious antics of the Stepsisters to fit Cinderella’s slipper do not distract the Prince from finding the lovely Cinderella. The ballet is danced to gorgeous music composed by Sergei Prokofiev. The original choreography is by Ballet Ariel’s Director Ilena Norton with duets by Oleg Dedogryuk and Gregory Gonzales. Our choreographer and director says that “Cinderella will delight audiences of all ages”.
Ballet Ariel is offering three performances of ‘Cinderella’ on Saturday, April 30 at 2 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 1 at 2 p.m. at the Lakewood Cultural Center. Ticket prices are $25 for adults, $22 for students and seniors, and $20 for children, which can be purchased at www.Lakewood.org/Tickets, 303-987-7845 or at the Lakewood Cultural Center Box Office, 470 S. Allison Parkway.

Founded in 1998 by Artistic and Executive Director Ilena Norton, this is Ballet Ariel’s 17th season. Ballet Ariel’s is building excitement about ballet, presenting original ballets that combine classical tradition and images of contemporary culture, while providing dance education and fostering appreciation of the art of ballet. The company employs 12 professional dancers, under Ballet Mistress Patricia Renzetti and Rehearsal Director Oleg Dedogryuk. Patricia Renzetti was Colorado Ballet’s prima ballerina for 12 years, and Oleg Dedogryuk graduated from the Kirov Academy and performed with the Eifman Ballet and Colorado Ballet. Ballet Ariel’s repertoire includes classical works and original ballets, including Cinderella, Vincent Van Gogh, and The Birth of Rock and Roll.

Ballet Ariel performs its season concerts at the Lakewood Cultural Center and the Cleo Parker Robinson Theatre in Denver. They have also performed in the Arvada Center for the Arts SummerFest Series, in the Lone Tree Passport to Culture Series, as an artistic partner at the PACE Center, in the Denver Ballet Guild Showcase, at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, in the Mile High Dance Festival in Denver, and on tour in Casper, Wyoming, Durango, Colorado and at the Tabor Opera House in Leadville. The Ballet Ariel School offers pre-professional training at our new studio on 7808 Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite 209 in Denver, and three of our company dancers are former Ballet Ariel students. Ballet Ariel receives funding from Denver, Douglas, Jefferson, and Arapahoe Counties Scientific Cultural Facilities District and Denver Ballet Guild. For more information, visit WWW.BALLETARIEL.ORG or call (303) 945-4388.


(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm