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Colorado Ballet co-founder dies

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#1 BarreTalk



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Posted 07 August 2002 - 08:47 AM

Freidan Parker, co-founder of the Colorado Ballet has died at age 77. The cause of death was an e-coli infection, but authorities say the bacteria's strain was different than the one associated with the recent national ground beef recall. They are attempting to determine how she contracted the infection.

Lillian Covillo and Freidan Parker co-founded the Colorado Ballet as the Colorado Concert Ballet in 1961.

A Public celebration of Parker's life is scheduled next month.

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Posted 07 August 2002 - 09:03 AM

Thank you for posting that sad news, BarreTalk.

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Posted 07 August 2002 - 04:26 PM

Dance Magazine's Richard Philp called Freidan Parker "one of the 20th century's great dance pioneers"

Read the Denver Post's article for a more complete summary of her life and artistic accomplishments.


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