Theater lovers should not miss out on the amazing performances of romantic ballets in Colorado Springs. The Colorado Ballet is kicking off its new season with eight performances of Swan Lake, and theater aficionados should make their way to the Vail International Dance Festival. Held every August at the Vilar Center for the Arts and the Gerald R. Open Air, the festival features three weeks of ballet and modern dance shows.
The Colorado New Play Summit is also held annually, encouraging emerging writers, directors, actors and critics to present new works. Theatergoers should also head to Boulder for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival on the University of Colorado campus. The outdoor stages offer majestic views and wheelchair-accessible seating, making it a great experience for everyone. Opera Colorado's accessibility program also offers programs in braille and large print for the blind and visually impaired, hearing aids, performances with audio description for Sunday matinees, and subtitles.
The Colorado Ballet Society's pre-professional division will be performing an ideal selection of traditional ballet in Act III of their show. This includes Tales from the Classics, featuring Marie Taglioni in Pas de Quatre. The BaoBao Foundation is proud to present the Mokomba Ensemble from Boulder, a joyful and unifying dance group that celebrates West African culture. The Colorado Ballet Society had to cancel its annual full-length classical ballet and several year-end performances last year due to the pandemic.
However, additional information on individual and season ticket sales will be available later this spring. Theater lovers should not miss out on these incredible performances of romantic ballets in Colorado Springs. Enjoy the breadth and depth of the Colorado Ballet Society's pre-professional division to the beat of Tchaikovsky's beautiful melodies.