July 9, 1997 -- The Colorado Ballet of Denver and choreographer Peter Pucci of New York will perform public concerts July 25 and Aug. 2 during the 3rd Annual Snowy Range Summer Dance Festival at the University of Wyoming.
Members of the Colorado Ballet are artists-in-residence and featured instructors for the festival. Pucci, best known for his work with the Joffrey Ballet, also will be among teachers at the summer dance festival.
The public concerts are Friday, July 25, and Saturday, Aug. 2, both at 8 p.m. Admission is $7 per person, available in advance by calling the Fine Arts Center ticket office (307) 766-6666 or the ASUW ticket office in the Wyoming Union (307) 766-3327. Offered for the July 25 concert only is a $30 per person Benefit Patron ticket of for reserved seating and to attend a special post-concert reception.
The July 25 concert will be in the A&S auditorium. The program is "Configurations," Colorado Ballet, choreography by Coo San Goh and music by Samuel Barber; Grand Pas de Deux from "Don Quixote," Colorado Ballet, choreography by Maurice Petipa and music by Minkus; "Size Nine Spirit," Colorado Ballet, choreography by Pucci and music by Benny Goodman; "Hoop-La," Peter Pucci Plus Dancers and choreography by Pucci; and "Ayego," Peter Pucci Plus Dancers, choreography by Pucci.
Saturday, Aug. 2, is the Festival Repertory Concert on the main stage of the UW Fine Arts Center. The program features the balcony scene pas de deux from "Romeo and Juliet" and the white swan pas de deux from "Swan Lake" by the Colorado Ballet with choreography by Martin Fredmann; Patricia Renzetti in "Mon Dieu," a work to the music of Edith Piaf with choreography by Fredmann; "Sing," a solo and choreography by Pucci, and dance festival participants in repertory set on them by instructors Patricia Renzetti, point repertory; Pucci, modern dance; General McArthur Hambrick, jazz; and Lorraine Bassett-Brown, tap dance.
The dance festival is open to dance students, junior high school through college, and any interested adult dancer, teacher, or choreographer. Classes will consist of technique sessions in ballet, pointe, variations, modern, jazz, tap, musical theatre and special seminars.
For more information, call the UW Conferences and Institutes Office at (307) 766-5249 or 1-800-448-7801.
Posted on Wednesday, July 09, 1997