Ballet up to the Bar

You stop at the bar for a drink and two people begin to dance around you, spinning stellar choreography with light feet and a beautiful twist, under the sky-high rafters of a re-purposed foundry that’s an urban experiment in itself. That’s what will happen tonight at Choreography and Cocktails, a casual collaboration between the dancing team of internationally known Boulder-based choreographer Robert Sher-Machherndl and dancer Sandrine Cassini and the Source, Kyle Zeppelin’s new multipurpose hipster palace in RiNo.

Offering VIP seating at the central CapRock Farm Bar and general-admission standing room, the evening’s pas de deux will unfurl for audiences over spirited concoctions and a buzzing atmosphere. And there’s not much more to it than that, says Jenifer Sher of Sher-Machherndl’s Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet, though the performance promises to be top-notch. “It’s very rare to see Robert perform in this region,” she explains. “And this will be less stuffy than a full-blown show in an auditorium, with people responding to the building, the high-quality art and a little alcohol.”

The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Source, 3350 Brighton Boulevard, and tickets are $18 general admission (which includes one cock-tail) or $75 for VIP seating (with cocktail and a charcuterie platter). Visit lemonspongecake.org/thesource.html for details and reservations in advance.
Wed., Dec. 18, 7 p.m., 2013

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