Jump to content

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you agree to accept cookies, unless you've opted out. (US government web page with instructions to opt out: http://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions.shtml)

Colorado Ballet loses its home (temporarily)

  • Please log in to reply
No replies to this topic

#1 BarreTalk



  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 29 posts

Posted 20 May 2003 - 10:02 AM

Last year Denver voters passed a bond issue to completely rehabilitate the hundred year-old Auditorium Theatre. Designed as a general purpose auditorium/theatre, it's never been a particularly good place to perform, and it is badly showing its age. The stage is way too high, so the first three rows can't see the dancers' feet. It's a giant barn of a building that echoes badly. The rebuilding affort will leave the exterior facade, but gut the interior space, completely rebuilding it into a desirable venue with several balconies and wings, and all new seating and stage area.

During the 2 year reconstruction, Colorado Ballet will move into a much smaller theatre - the Paramount on the 16th Street mall. This will necessitate redesigning their Nutcracker sets and dealing with an almost total lack of wing space. Colorado Ballet will also shrink its season from 5 ballets to 4 during this time.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Help support Ballet Alert! and Ballet Talk for Dancers year round by using this search box for your amazon.com purchases. (If it doesn't appear below, your computer's or browser's adblockers may have blocked display):