Wolf Trap Presents World Premiere Dance Commission from Award-Winning Choreographer Jorma Elo for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

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—A Kay Shouse Great Performance, in recognition of Wolf Trap’s founder, takes place July 12, 2011, at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts—

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet rehearse a new Wolf Trap commission "OVER GLOW" choreographed by Jorma Elo. The new piece will be presented July 12 at Wolf Trap.

“We are honored to have been given this opportunity to partner with the Wolf Trap Foundation and present this world premiere by one of our favorite choreographers,” said Tom Mossbrucker, Artistic director, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

Tickets ranging from $4 for lawn seats to $40 for in-house seats; 20% discount on in-house seats when purchasing tickets for all three dance performances; 50% student discount.

The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere of a brand new commission, Over Glow from award-winning Finnish choreographer Jorma Elo for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB). Elo was recently awarded the prestigious Benois de la Danse prize, known as the ‘Oscars’ of the dance world, for best choreography of 2010. This will be Elo’s fourth work for ASFB and will be performed to the music of Beethoven and Mendelsohn. In addition to Over Glow, the July 12 program at the Filene Center will include Stamping Ground choreographed by Jirí Kylan and Where We Left Off choreographed by Nicolo Fonte.

“Commissioning new works is central to Wolf Trap’s mission, and this new piece is a wonderful tribute to Wolf Trap’s Founder Catherine Filene Shouse,” said Terrence Jones, president and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts. “The energy and spirit Jorma Elo brings to his choreography is a perfect fit for the 40th anniversary Kay Shouse Great Performance, representing Ms. Shouse’s vision for artistic excellence and her adventurous spirit.”

The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is celebrating its 15th anniversary, and returns to Wolf Trap this summer for the second time in its history. The new commission will be Wolf Trap’s 40th work created for the Filene Center and Barns’ stages since its founding, 17 of which are new dance pieces. In conjunction with the performance, a ballet master class taught by ASFB’s Executive Director Jean-Philippe Malaty will also be offered. A pre-performance discussion led by Washington Post dance critic Lisa Traiger will take place one hour prior to the show.

“We are honored to have been given this opportunity to partner with the Wolf Trap Foundation and present this world premiere by one of our favorite choreographers,” said Tom Mossbrucker, Artistic director, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet.

Wolf Trap will present two other dance performances this summer, including a second new commission, On Earth Together from Ronald K. Brown: Evidence, a Dance Company on August 2. On August 23, Ballet West wraps up the dance season, with their first appearance at Wolf Trap in almost 20 years.

Master classes are also being offered in conjunction with these performances. Visit http://www.wolftrap.org for more information.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-WOLFTRAP; or online at http://www.wolftrap.org. For more information, call Wolf Trap at (703) 255-1868.

About The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
The Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, founded by Catherine Filene Shouse (1896-1994), produces and presents a full range of performance and education programs in the Greater Washington area, as well as nationally and internationally. Wolf Trap features three performance venues, the outdoor Filene Center and Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, both located at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and The Barns at Wolf Trap, located down the road from the park and adjacent to the Center for Education at Wolf Trap. In partnership with the National Park Service, The 7,028-seat Filene Center annually showcases an extensive list of diverse artists, ranging from pop, country, folk, and blues to classical music, dance, and theater, as well as multimedia presentations, from May through September. The Barns operates year round, and during the summer months is home to the GRAMMY-nominated Wolf Trap Opera Company, one of America’s outstanding resident ensemble programs for young opera singers. Wolf Trap’s education programs include the nationally acclaimed Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods, a diverse array of arts education classes, scholarships, and a nationally recognized internship program that was included in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2009 List of “Best Places to Intern.” As part of its ongoing commitment to protect and preserve the environment, Wolf Trap offers metro access and is a founding member of the Green Music Group. Terrence D. Jones is president and CEO of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

Visit the Wolf Trap Web site at http://www.wolftrap.org for more information.

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