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CU Presents is the home of performing arts on the beautiful University of Colorado Boulder campus. Join 100,000 other arts lovers for hundreds of concerts, plays, recitals and more on our stages each year. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. The Artist Series, which for more than 80 years has welcomed world-renowned musicians and dance troupes to historic Macky Auditorium. The Colorado Shakespeare Festival, a professional theatre company devoted to the Bard’s works. The Takács Quartet, a world-renowned chamber ensemble in residence at CU Boulder. The Eklund Opera Program and CU’s New Opera Workshop. Select performances at CU Boulder’s Department of Theatre & Dance. Major events, master classes, workshops and lectures at the CU Boulder College of Music. The Holiday Festival, an annual student and faculty music showcase in Macky Auditorium.

Events

Dec 12, 2019

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The holidays truly become a family affair when married duo Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy—two of the globe's best and brightest fiddle players—invite their children onstage for an unforgettable night of holiday fun. For more than 80...

Dec 12, 2019

Cirque Mechanics
Jan 17, 2020

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Cirque Mechanics' latest theatrical invention brings the lore of the one-ring circus to historic Macky Auditorium. With exhilarating thrills, death-defying feats and a bit of clowning around, "42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels"...

Dec 12, 2019

Catapult: A BFA Dance Concert
Jan 31, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020

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BFA candidates Hattie Houser, Attiyya Fortuné and Sami Scovel craft works that attack, float and reverberate, as they map intergenerational narratives through a diverse range of movement appetites, intimate installations and introspective...

Dec 12, 2019

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BFA candidates Hattie Houser, Attiyya Fortuné and Sami Scovel craft works that attack, float and reverberate, as they map intergenerational narratives through a diverse range of movement appetites, intimate installations and introspective...

Dec 12, 2019

A Far Cry: Memory
Feb 8, 2020

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Known for its innovative, unpredictable approach, the conductor-less, Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry offers a fresh perspective on Mozart, Tchaikovsky and other masters in a performance that is "a far cry" from any classical...

Dec 12, 2019

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Shakespeare’s greatest clowns—the popular mechanicals from "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"—take center stage in a riotously funny imagining of life behind the scenes during rehearsals for "Pyramus and Thisbe." Complete with Shakespearean verse,...

Dec 12, 2019

Open Space: Curated by CU Dance Connection
Feb 28, 2020 - Feb 29, 2020

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Be moved by dance works that lilt, groove and tumble across a spectrum of styles in this student-produced and CU Dance Connection-curated series. Tickets sell fast, but in the dynamic Charlotte York Irey Theatre, every audience member gets...

Dec 12, 2019

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Be moved by dance works that lilt, groove and tumble across a spectrum of styles in this student-produced and CU Dance Connection-curated series. Tickets sell fast, but in the dynamic Charlotte York Irey Theatre, every audience member gets...

Dec 12, 2019

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Back by popular demand! Pilobolus returns for an athletic and arresting performance that invites you to "Come to your senses." Engage with childlike wonder in the miracle of your senses through both classic and brand new repertory that...

Dec 12, 2019

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In "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," (Entertainment Weekly) "Spring Awakening"—winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical—explores the sometimes perilous journey from adolescence to adulthood. Told through the lens of...

Dec 12, 2019

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When a lecherous count sets his sights on his servant Figaro's fiancée, Figaro and his friends seek retribution in the form of hilarious hijinks and mischievous escapades. A rollicking combination of wit and seductive orchestrations,...

Dec 12, 2019

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Kronos Quartet's singular experimental style "has broken the boundaries of what string quartets do" (The New York Times). This season, Kronos returns to Boulder with a program exploring the social, political and cultural upheavals of the...

Dec 12, 2019

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One of the most original forces in contemporary dance, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago "is going to take your breath away" (The Washington Post) with its virtuosity. Featuring adventurous, versatile works choreographed by Ohad Naharin, Crystal...

Dec 12, 2019

The Current
Apr 10, 2020 - Apr 18, 2020

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The Current: Dance works by faculty and guest artists Experience the dynamic works of CU Boulder dance faculty and the Roser Visiting Artist. From the micro-undulations of transnational fusion to the sweeping attack of contemporary dance,...

Dec 12, 2019

The Current
Apr 19, 2020

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The Current: Dance works by faculty and guest artists Experience the dynamic works of CU Boulder dance faculty and the Roser Visiting Artist. From the micro-undulations of transnational fusion to the sweeping attack of contemporary dance,...

Dec 12, 2019

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Marriage isn't for everyone, least of all verbal sparring partners Beatrice and Benedict. But if they can be convinced to set aside their differences, each might see what their friends already know—Beatrice and Benedict are a perfect match....

Dec 12, 2019

Colorado Shakespeare Festival
Jun 5, 2020 - Aug 9, 2020

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For over 60 seasons, the Colorado Shakespeare Festival has delighted audiences with classic theatre under the stars. Next summer brings a lineup of grand journeys—There will be quests with mythological beasts, empowering coming-of-age tales...

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