Dance

Ballet ends season with new dancers, program

Aug 20, 2015
Courtesy Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

The last performance for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company is tomorrow. With new dances and dancers making their debuts this summer, representatives say the season was a successful one.

 

With three new dancers and a company learning new choreography, there were a few things that could have gone wrong, but the opposite happened.

 

As the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet closes its 2015 season, they end a summer with another schedule full of sellout crowds.

Marci Krivonen

Next week a new creative space will open in an old library in Carbondale. Two non profits are retrofitting the former Gordon Cooper Library and renaming it The Launchpad. They say the center, which will offer art and dancing, adds something that’s missing in Carbondale’s rich arts scene. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Deborah Colley gingerly steps over construction materials at the old Gordon Cooper Library.

"Our offices will be over here on the closed-off, glassed-in north side of the building," she says.

Alya Howe, local dancer and co-curator of the Salon at Justice Snows. Alya is an award-winning dancer and choreographer who’s performed around the world.