Sangre de Cristo Ballet

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

Carmina Burana, Latin for “Songs of Beuern”, is an originally choreographed performance by Artistic Director Stephen Wynne.

The score, written by Carl Orff, was inspirited by 24 poems from the medieval collection Carmina Burana, that cover a wide range of topics from morals and mockery to love songs and drinking and gaming songs. Wynne's contemporary choreography incorporates elements from these 24 poems set to Orff's percussive musical score and operatic voices to create an earthy, gutsy and driving story of a community searching for deeper meaning. Within this human landscape resides a character who decides he will become the scapegoat for his people's ills in the hopes of encouraging reflection and compassion. Orff's compositions became popular and a staple of the classical music repertoire. His opening and closing movement, “O Fortuna” has been used in numerous films.



April 25 at 7:30 pm and April 26, 2014 at 2 pm in the Arts Center Theater
Tickets: $12 | 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.