Hairy-toed hobbit Bilbo Baggins goes where no hobbit has gone before as he travels across Middle Earth, tackling fire-breathing dragons along the way. With an all-child cast, this adventurous story—originally a book by J.R.R. Tolkien—follows Baggins as he and his friends search for the lost treasure of Lonely Mountain.
Sometimes the best stories can be told without words. For their eighth annual Mother’s Day concert, the Boulder Ballet will translate Shakespeare’s beautiful prose found in his play A Midsummer Night's Dream into graceful movements with original choreography by artistic directors Ana Claire and Peter Davison.
Zip on a Wookiee costume and warm up your Jedi lightsaber swing: Now’s the time to perfect your technique with Star Wars pros. Become a trained stormtrooper with reenactors and depart with your own foam lightsaber. Visit the craft station to create Admiral Ackbar puppets and pom-pom Ewoks and Wookiees.
Every mother and child have a different relationship, but there’s always room to relate. Just in time for Mother’s Day, 12 Denverites recite their own pre-written works about the good and bad of motherhood. Stories will divulge each author’s (not all of them necessarily mothers themselves) unique maternal memories.
Imagine dancing onstage, spinning plates on sticks all while a fellow acrobat holds a headstand—on top of your head. Watch in awe as the disciplined performers of the Golden Dragon Acrobats accomplish these astonishing feats. This acrobatic and gymnastic stage anomaly blends physical strength, precision, and grace.
Love triangle? Try love rectangle. In an untraditional take on one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, four young lovers—of the 1920s jazz era—find themselves in a complicated romantic web while trapped within an enchanted forest. Blinded by lust, the cast comically battles with marriage, mischief, magic, and love potions.
Delicate performances in pointe shoes are even better seen from a picnic blanket. Enjoy the Boulder Ballet’s outdoor concert series, which features a mix of dances, some classic, some contemporary, some from previous shows, and some entirely new works.
Demystify the tangled undergrowth of the rainforest. Millions of trees, flowers, and organisms create this fascinating labyrinthine that returns oxygen to the earth. However, the soil itself is not very fertile—the plants hold most of the nutrients: watch dancers embody the life of the rainforest in this 45-minute odyssey.
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