2017/18 Season

FACES of Boulder BalletFACES of BB

A Free performance of new works choreographed and performed by Boulder Ballet company dancers.
$1/vote for your favorite piece to be performed again throughout the season.

Congratulations to the winner of the People’s Choice, Ryland Early. See his work developed and presented later this season.

Free Admission

Sunday, October 1 @ 4pm

Gordon Gamm Theater – Dairy ARTS Center
2590 Walnut Street, Boulder

Photo by Eli Akerstein

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The Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra is pleased as pie to invite you to our 60th Anniversary celebration . . . a night of high-falutin’, heel-stompin’ hoedown music by the Boulder Phil under the baton of Michael Butterman. The orchestra will perform Ferde Grofe’s On the Trail from Grand Canyon Suite, John Williams’ The Cowboys Overture and Aaron Copland’s Hoedown featuring the Boulder Ballet.

Saturday, October 21 @ 5:30pm

Elks Lodge
3975 28th Street, Boulder

Tickets: boulderphil.org

CBDC & FriendsCBDC and Friends

Boulder-based dance company Cindy Brandle Dance Co. shares an evening with the premiere dance artists of the Front Range. Join CBDC, along with 3rd Law Dance/TheaterEvolving Doors Dance and Boulder Ballet as we celebrate the art and magic of dance!

Friday, October 27 @ 7:30pm
Saturday, October 28 @ 7:30pm

Gordon Gamm Theater – Dairy ARTS Center
2590 Walnut Street, Boulder

Tickets: thedairy.org

Photo by Eli Akerstein

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One of Colorado’s major productions of the holiday tradition, with a cast of over 80 dancers including the professional company and charming young student dancers, a full live orchestra, spectacular scenery and special effects.

With the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra:
Friday, November 24 @ 2pm
Saturday, November 25 @ 2pm & 7pm
Sunday, November 26 @ 2pm
Macky Auditorium, on the University of Colorado Boulder campus – Parking
Tickets: BoulderPhil.org/nutcracker (303) 449-1343 Ext. 2

With the Longmont Symphony:
Saturday, December 2 at 4PM
Sunday, December 3 at 2PM
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium, 600 E. Mountain View Avenue, Longmont – Directions
Tickets: longmontsymphony.org/nutcrackerballet (303) 772-5796

Photo by Eli Akerstein

2018 Stepping Out

World premiere contemporary works performed by Boulder Ballet’s professional company, to live music.
This season’s production of Stepping Out will again feature the “highly successful collaboration of original experimental music, stimulating choreography, and company dancer input and improvisation” (Jane Werle, Presenting Denver) that was the hallmark of the 2017 show. Michael Schulze, Teaching Associate Professor, Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, is returning in 2018 to compose a new piece of electronic music and collaborate with Amy Earnest and dancer/Associate Artistic Director Lance Hardin as choreographers.

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Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 2:00pm

Gordon Gamm Theater – Dairy ARTS Center
2590 Walnut Street, Boulder

Tickets: www.thedairy.org

Season subscription: www.thedairy.org

Photo by Katie Ging

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One of the oldest continually performed ballets, Giselle is about a peasant girl who dies of a broken heart after discovering her lover is betrothed to another. The Wilis, a group of supernatural women who dance men to death, summon Giselle from her grave. They target her lover for death, but Giselle’s great love frees him from their grasp. Music by French composer Adolphe Adam (1806-1856). Choreography after Marius Petipa.

Friday, May 18, 2018, 7:30pm
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 7:30pm
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00pm

Gordon Gamm Theater – Dairy ARTS Center
2590 Walnut Street, Boulder

Tickets: www.thedairy.org

Season subscription: thedairy.org

Photo by Katie Ging

Ballet in the Park

BIP 2017 HR_Interactive5_smlFREE, family-friendly concerts of classical and contemporary ballet, in two locations.
The perfect event for families on a summer evening. The show features excerpts from the Boulder Ballet season.

Saturday, June 2 at 7PM
Central Park Bandshell, Boulder

Click here to pre-order your Cured picnic! 
Featuring live music by Adult Colour. Boulder-based band, Adult Colour, combines dream pop, shoegaze, psychedelic rock, and ambient textures into an eclectic cauldron that draws from the stylings of 80’s and 90’s alternative music. Starting in late 2015, the band began as a duo with guitarist/vocalist Tim Novak and keyboardist Jeff Medders. Since releasing their E.P., E.P. One., and debut album, Prom Set, the band has recently expanded their lineup to feature drummer Noori Dua and bassist Brandon Heffernan. You can listen to their E.P. on Bandcamp at adultcolour.bandcamp.com and their debut album on Spotify, Google Play, and Youtube. Recommended for listeners who enjoy The Cure, Real Estate, Beach House and My Morning Jacket.

Sunday, June 3 at 7:30PM
Civic Green Park, Highlands Ranch


Show length is approximately one hour. Guests may come early with a picnic to enjoy the evening with the ballet.

Featured image by Amanda Tipton