A review of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet by Leslie Kandell in The Berkshire Eagle.
"Beautiful Mistake" was choreographed in 2013 by the Spanish-born Cayetano Soto, who wrote, "Unexpected things happen in the studio with the dance or the music and it’s a mistake. But the mistake is so beautiful that I need to use it." Not everyone was far enough into the piece to see where the mistakes were, but the dreary, noodling four-movement score by Icelandic composer Olafur Arnalds may have been one. Lighting was white against dark, the backdrop black with spotlights, and the loose-fitting legless garments were also by Joseph.
An interview with Tom Mossbrucker.
Each city has a ballet school, according to Mossbrucker, and in Santa Fe, Juan Siddi Flamenco Santa Fe, another dance company, now is under the company's umbrella. "We've known Juan for many, many years as an artist, and we decided to share our knowledge and management structure," Mossbrucker explained.
The company's 11 dancers -- 6 men, 5 women -- perform year-round in both cities, including "Nutcrackers" -- four performances in each city -- around the holidays: "The company dancers do the adult roles, and 15 professional dancers are engaged to supplement the company dancers, along with 80 children from each community," Mossbrucker said.