Aspen Sante Fe Ballet
performs this month.
Instead, the ballet organization is going with a choreographic team that is not known as choreographers at all. The centerpiece of the program on Monday, Aug. 8 (showtime is 8 p.m.) is a Romeo and Juliet created by Tom Mossbrucker and Jean-Philippe Malaty known well as the founders and co-directors of the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Company, visionaries who created a small, small-town company that has become internationally celebrated, but not known as choreographers.
In fact, the Romeo and Juliet, set to the familiar Prokofiev score, is the only piece, apart from the ASFB's version of The Nutcracker, that Mossbrucker and Malaty have created, either as a team or individually. It dates back to 1996, the second year of the ASFB company, when it was presented at the Wheeler Opera House. Mossbrucker said the piece has been remembered fondly.