On the program: “Reflections” by Patricia Renzetti

Delusions of Grandeur is honored and privileged to have former Colorado Ballet principal ballerina Patricia Renzetti on board for our August production “Eternal Dialogue.” She has choreographed a piece called “Reflections” — a Delusions premiere.  The music is composed by Arvo Part (for cello and piano– “Spiegel im Spiegel” (or Glass on Glass/Mirror on Mirror). It is moving and thought provoking, using the theme of dialogue through relationships with oneself and others. Featuring dancers Peter Strand, Elvira Stewart, Amber Harris, and Drew Xilin, the piece guides us through the different stages of life through the mirrors in a dance studio and in the mirrors we use to view ourselves and others.

It is no mystery why we are so privileged to have Renzetti choreographing alongside us. Anyone that has seen her perform onstage or even watched as she demonstrated a combination as the instructor in their ballet class will affirm that it is difficult to take ones eyes off of her. Patricia Renzetti was a principal ballerina for the Colorado Ballet for twelve years, and also was a principal dancer with the London Festival Ballet (now English National Ballet), Scapino Ballet of Holland, the Iranian National Ballet, and the Tampa Ballet. She appeared as a guest ballerina with the Estonia National Ballet, Teatro Communale in Florence, Italy, and the Israel Ballet. She has danced numerous leading roles in the classical repertoire including Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, Coppelia, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty. Patricia earned a Master’s Degree in Choreography at the University of Iowa, and continues to teach, choreograph, and occasionally perform. She teaches pointe and variations in the Ballet Ariel School as well as staging classical works for the Ballet Ariel Company. She has guest taught in Taiwan and Japan as well as here in Colorado. She was a Guest Lecturer for one month for Naropa and for one year at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She received her MA in Counseling in 2006 and is now a therapist specializing in dancers and other artists’ issues.


2 thoughts on “On the program: “Reflections” by Patricia Renzetti

  1. Katherine Konopka says:

    Patricia Renzetti’s performance of Odette in Colorado Ballet’s Swan Lake was nothing short of breathtaking! She has always been the consummate professional as a performer. Denver’s dance community will be fortunate indeed If even some small percentage of her skills carry over to choreography.

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