SANGRE DE CRISTO BALLET

Sangre de Cristo Ballet

To What Lengths Will One Person Go to Awaken Compassion in a Community?

A one-hour performance followed by Q& A with Stephen Wynne and the cast.
Feel free to stay after the show to learn more about the musical score and inspiration for the choreography, as well as the dancers’ perspective of learning an original piece and performing it.

This contemporary ballet incorporates elements from 24 poems, which are dated back to the 13th-century. These manuscripts speak of rejuvenation, decadence and romantic love. Wynne has transcribed this visually into choreography that is earthy, gutsy and driving; it lures the audience to experience the pulse and power of the movement and drama. The story depicts an aimless community searching for deeper meaning. Throughout their pursuit they consistently experience the vibrancy of life. Within this landscape of emotions and situations, resides a character whose life passes before everyone unnoticed, as shown through slow motion. The path of this character’s destiny is clearly illuminated before him, while his wake generates a sense of reflection, from which emerges compassion. Before he takes his last breath, he secretly leaves behind a sign that provokes the curiosity of his community.

 

Performances:

April 25 at 7:30 pm and April 26, 2014 at 2 pm in the Arts Center Theater
Tickets: $10/Members, $12/General Public | 295-7200

Carmina Burana: Sangre de Cristo Ballet

Sponsored by: Dr. Travis and Mrs. Carrie Archuleta & Hollywood Hair Academy


Sangre de Cristo Ballet is a community-based pre-professional youth company. The company consists of students, community members, and guests. The company offers original performances in classical, contemporary, and modern dance. The student criteria for becoming a Sangre de Cristo Ballet member is to achieve ballet level four or higher, to be enrolled in and actively attend all classes offered at that particular level, to be willing to attend all scheduled rehearsals, and to prioritize Sangre de Cristo Ballet’s activities over other extracurricular engagements. Once a student has agreed to and fulfilled all of the above criteria, they are given the opportunity to join the ranks of Sangre de Cristo Ballet based on their commitment and work ethic. The Sangre de Cristo Ballet guest and community member criteria are based on production needs. A public audition will be announced and held to cast productions. Sangre de Cristo Ballet productions often include artists from other performing arts and art genres, as well as other dance genres and movement disciplines.