Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, one of the country’s leading contemporary ballet companies, returns to Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival in Becket for the 82nd season finale. The company – dually based in Aspen, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico – has established a mission of commissioning and performing work from international choreographers, building a diverse repertoire of tailor-made works.
The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, described as a company’s whose “excited adulation has a tinge of wonderment that might charm the most cynical of New York dance fans” by Jennifer Dunning of The New York Times, brings three stylish contemporary ballets to the Pillow. Under the direction of Tom Mossbrucker and Jean-Philippe Malaty, the company will present Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo’s vigorous “Over Glow,” with music by Ludwig van Beethoven and Felix Mendelssohn; the dramatic “Beautiful Mistake” by Spanish-born, Munich-based choreographer Cayetano Soto; and Nicolo Fonte’s exuberant “The Heart(s)pace” set to music by Ezio Bosso. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet closes the 2014 Festival season in the Ted Shawn Theatre, from Wednesday-Sunday (August 20-24).