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Colorado Ballet

The curtain fell on Colorado’s arts scene during COVID. Can it dance back to life?

Denver’s major performing arts companies have, in fits and starts, been on a comeback season. But it is proving to be a long climb back.

Arts

Philanthropic angels rescue some Colorado arts groups, but most still struggle under coronavirus

Online performance and events don’t feel the same, but some organizations say they’re buoying attendance to about 90% of that in non-pandemic times.

Culture

Coronavirus killed 59,179 arts jobs in Colorado and crippled key economic and cultural engines. Can they be revived?

Local philanthropists are working on grants to support artists, venues and groups. But one study suggests reviving a massive, national New Deal-like program.

Culture

She was awaiting her Colorado Ballet curtain call. Coronavirus delayed the dance, for better and worse.

After 22 years, ballerina Chandra Kuykendall now is preparing for a finale, sometime in the future, by dancing in her bedroom, using a dresser as a barre.

Culture

“I think I want to do this forever. How does that work?” For dancers, it doesn’t.

Wonderbound veteran Sarah Tallman prepares for her last dance and her first steps into a new role

Culture

Review: Colorado Ballet most on point with small-group dances in “The Wizard of Oz”

New dance version of classic American story swirls with new music, wild costumes, puppets and powerful performances by the Wicked Witch and Dorothy and her crew.

Culture

Three ballet companies click heels for whirlwind, puppet-filled “Wizard of Oz” in Denver

“We can’t keep depending on the Swan Lakes, the Cinderellas and the Sleeping Beauties. We need more narrative ballets.”

Arts