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Sleeping Beauty performances

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I was surprised to read (thought the links section) that the company had scheduled 22 performances of Sleeping Beauty. Is that a typical run for Colorado Ballet? Most companies I know of about that size do considerably fewer performances of any one program, except Nut.

(Just occurred to me -- does that include dedicated school shows?)

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The above article posted by Amy's Mom states,

Snider conceded that although this season's performances are set, "The Sleeping Beauty" attendance numbers may prompt the company to reevaluate the number of shows it stages at the opera house next year. It's also possible the ballet will discontinue Sunday-night shows and midweek matinees.

The tally for the rest of the season is:

Nutcracker: 30 performances

Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake: 8 performances over one week in February

Cinderella: 13 performances over 5 weekends

Choreographer's Showcase 7 performances over 5 weekends

That's a very strange schedule.

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Cinderella:  13 performances over 5 weekends

Choreographer's Showcase 7 performances over 5 weekends

That's a very strange schedule.

Five weekends?!

Golly -- who else uses that theater? Up here in Seattle, the ballet used to share with the opera and the symphony, and everyone clawed for more time (in a well-bred manner, of course). Now that the symphony has its own hall, the ballet and the opera still have to contend with other users. I can't imagine a situation where they would have five (I'm assuming consecutive) weekends for anything other than Nutcracker.

I imagine that the Choreographer Showcase (above) shares time with some other event, considering the math, but still...

Golly.

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Cinderella:  13 performances over 5 weekends

Choreographer's Showcase 7 performances over 5 weekends

That's a very strange schedule.

Five weekends?!

Golly -- who else uses that theater? Up here in Seattle, the ballet used to share with the opera and the symphony, and everyone clawed for more time (in a well-bred manner, of course). Now that the symphony has its own hall, the ballet and the opera still have to contend with other users. I can't imagine a situation where they would have five (I'm assuming consecutive) weekends for anything other than Nutcracker.

I imagine that the Choreographer Showcase (above) shares time with some other event, considering the math, but still...

Golly.

The Colorado Ballet shares a venue with Opera Colorado. It looks like Opera Colorado got the better dates this year. The Choreographer Showcase does share time with some other event: Cinderella. It will be interesting to see how they split up the principal dancers between the 2 programs.

It also means that there is no April-May ballet, which is really unfortunate. On warm Spring evenings, the audience-watching can be almost as much fun as the performance.

Edited by YouOverThere

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