A New Season, With Something Missing

When the Colorado Ballet announced last year that it would kick off its stay in Denver’s beautiful new opera house with an $800,000 production choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, everyone wondered where the company would get the money to pull off such a show. As it turns out, the company didn’t know, either. The ballet’s new season was unveiled this week, with no mention of the Wheeldon project, and the company’s artistic director says that the plans to stage the monumental show were hasty and “impractical.” The ballet still hopes to raise the money for the project and perform it in the 2006-07 season.