October 6, 2022
20000 E. Pikes Peak Ave.
Parker, CO 80138
Adults $26-30, Student/Senior $24-28, Child $20-25
Ballet Ariel presents 'Carnaval' and 'Sleeping Beauty's Dream'
Thursday, October 6, 2022
Ballet Ariel opens its 24th season with the 1910 masterpiece Carnaval, a light and romantic ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine. Considered one of the great ballet choreographers, Fokine’s Carnaval is based on the piano suite of the same name by Robert Schumann.
Carnaval is perfect for Ballet Ariel’s expressive style as comedic characters dance with couples at a carnival, creating charming, little vignettes. Fokine’s ballet is rarely performed making Ballet Ariel’s performance a truly special occasion.
Also on the program is Ballet Ariel’s enchanting original ballet, Sleeping Beauty’s Dream. As Sleeping Beauty awaits her prince, cross the threshold into a storybook world inhabited by Beauty and the Beast, Tom Thumb, Empress of the Pagoda and The Fairy Garden. Performed to Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite score and scenario, Sleeping Beauty’s Dream is choreographed by Ballet Ariel’s Artistic Director Ilena Norton and Resident Choreographer Gregory Gonzales.