"Dance is a celebration of the human spirit, and not a celebration of steps. At Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, we foster the spirit and the love of dance."--Jean-Philippe Malaty, Executive Director
Described by the New York Post as "magical and poetic," Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is a company of classically trained dancers who perform an eclectic repertoire by some of the world's foremost choreographers. Maui Arts & Cultural Center (The MACC) presents this company on a return visit to the Castle Theater stage, featuring world-class ballet and exquisite contemporary dance on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) inspires its audiences with a refreshing collection of new work by today's most innovative choreographers. But ASFB is not just a troupe of exuberant and sophisticated dancers; it is also an institution that maintains a nationally recognized, professional dance company, a center for dance education, and a gathering place for the finest dancers and choreographers in the world. This is "a model of what a small classic company should be," said Clive Barnes in Dance Magazine.
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet inspires its audiences with a refreshing collection of new work by today’s most innovative choreographers.
Founded in 1990, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has its home in both Aspen, Colorado, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The company produces, performs and tours dance works, as well as maintains affiliate dance schools to teach ballet, tap, jazz, and folklrico in both cities.
The dancers--the performances--are exquisite! ASFB is a jewel of a dance company, one that should not be missed by anyone who loves dance, loves poetry in motion, or just loves to see what the human body is capable of creatively achieving.
"The company presence is of strong and true metal almost unbearably beautiful." SF New Mexican
Tickets for ASFB are $12, $32, $42 and half-price for kids 12 and under, with discounts for MACC members. Tickets are available at The MACC Box Office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 242-SHOW (7469) to charge by phone or purchase tickets online 24 hours a day at www.mauiarts.org.
Light dinners, desserts and beverages hot and cold are available before the show starting at 5:30 p.m; desserts and beverages also available after the show--all in Yokouchi Pavilion & Courtyard.
Come early, stay late make it a full evening of enjoyment!