Colorado Ballet’s Moccasins En Pointe – Fancy Shawl and the Ballet

Colorado Ballet’s Moccasins En Pointe – Fancy Shawl and the Ballet

Posted By Corinne Oestreich January 16th, 2019 Blog

In case you missed seeing this show last year, Colorado Ballet has released a video on youtube that shares a fantastic art collaboration between a Fancy Shawl dancer and the Colorado Ballet.

In the video, Fancy Shawl dancer and Denver March Powwow Princess of 2016 Keya Clairmont teams up with the Colorado Ballet to create a dance that incorporates both Fancy Shawl and Ballet.

About the video:

Moccasins En Pointe was a collaboration between Colorado Ballet and Colorado's Native American community to create innovative, new works that represent the values, spirit, and diversity of our community. Moccasins En Pointe is by Keya Clairmont, the 2016 Denver March Powwow Princess. The work integrates Native American Fancy Shawl Dancing with classically trained ballet dancers, joining together these two long-standing cultures and dance forms. – Youtube

To see what I mean, click the video below and enjoy.

About the Colorado Ballet:

Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a non-profit organization celebrating nearly 60 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and innovative dance in Denver. Colorado Ballet's 31 professional Company dancers and 21 Studio Company dancers present more than 50 classical and contemporary ballet performances every year. As the premier ballet training institution in the state, the Colorado Ballet Academy provides training to students ages 1 ½ through adult, beginner through pre-professional. Colorado Ballet’s outstanding education and community engagement programs enable thousands to experience the magic of dance.

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About Corinne Oestreich

Corinne Oestreich (Mohawk/Lakota) has been a writer with since 2014. She lives in the state of CA, and enjoys attending and photographing many of the Northern CA powwows and events. She owns her own photography business and is also a Fellow with Changemaker Initiative in partnership with Ashoka.

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3 thoughts on “Colorado Ballet’s Moccasins En Pointe – Fancy Shawl and the Ballet

  1. Janice Russell says:

    I love love this it’s Awesome… want to see more of teaching non-natives the culture. The world be better if all would adopt this way of life. I’ve always thought this and still do.

  2. WOW! That is so freaking cool! I wish I could see a live performance of it.
    Now that’s the way to integrate different cultures, bridging gaps between people.

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