Dance on Film returns with Russian ballerina documentary
Bud Werner Memorial Library, Perry-Mansfield and Steamboat Dance Theatre present a Dance on Film screening of “Ballerina,” a portrait by Bertrand Normand about five Russian ballerinas from the Mariinsky Theatre, also known as the Kirov Ballet, at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall.
Behind any great ballerina lies the discipline and rigor that comes from decades of training and practice. Superstars like Nijinsky, Baryshnikov and Pavlova established the reputation of Russian dancers as the best in the world.
The five dancers profiled in this revealing film are tough, insightful and exceptionally talented; onstage they reveal no hint of the sweat, pain and hard work of the rehearsal studio. From “Swan Lake” to “Romeo and Juliet,” from the backstage studio to performing on stages around the world, “Ballerina” captures the sublime beauty of ballet in all its resplendent glory. Featuring Diana Vishneva, Svetlana Zakharova, Ulyana Lopatkina, Alina Somova and Evgenia Obraztsova. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.
Steamboat artist Melissa Borden featured at Denver gallery
Steamboat Springs native Melissa Borden is making a name for herself beyond the Yampa Valley. She is one of three Colorado artists whose work is currently featured at the Ion Gallery on Larimer Street in Denver. Her floral paintings have been described by the Ion Gallery curator as truly amazing. Borden describes her work as, “When I look at my subject I see the edges. I see where one object meets the other. My eye follows a hypothetical line that I weave into my pieces. My floral paintings are about color, movement, line and life. They are a reflection of myself and my vision as a painter.”
The show is up until January 31. Ion Gallery is located at 2049 Larimer St., Denver.
Borden’s art is also on display at the Center for Visual Arts at 837 Lincoln Ave. in Steamboat Springs. She has been a longtime member of the nonprofit Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts.
Steamboat Springs High School dominates Knowledge Bowl
The Steamboat Springs High School Knowledge Bowl A team comprising Morgan Graham, Aubrey Morrison, Eric Casey and Charles Leech, scored a record 121 points at a Dec. 2 competition at North Park High School in Walden, with the Steamboat B team claiming second place in the large field, with 78 points. Steamboat coach Randy Homan reported the Steamboat C team placed ninth with 49 points. Members of the B Team include Dane Freckleton, Roy Lundeen, Claire Traverse and James Bradley. Members of the C Team are Macayla Scheidt, Lucas Rowse and Quinn Wellman.
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