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Colorado Ballet Enhances Denver's Artistic Image

CHOREOGRAPHER Martin Fredmann rarely miscasts himself or his dancers.

Maturity and versatility that transcend mere physicality are what Fredmann, artistic director and chief executive officer of the Colorado Ballet, expects from his corps of 25 dancers.

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Fredmann and his wife, Patricia Renzetti, the company's prima ballerina, have attracted an eclectic group of dancers from places as diverse as Japan, Brazil, Taiwan, Russia, Estonia, and China.

In November, the 33-year-old company received the dance world's stamp of approval about which most regional ballet companies only dream. The Colorado Ballet was invited to perform at Brooklyn College's prestigious dance series, presented by the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts in New York.

The dance series offers regional companies the chance to perform before a few thousand of New York's ballet connoisseurs and dance critics. Anna Kisselgoff, a respected dance critic, said that the Colorado Ballet's dancers displayed ``surprising maturity, presence and solid technique.''

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