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Beer and ballet? They go together

They do in Pueblo. The Pueblo Arts Alliance announces its second Artisan’s Series, Beer and Ballet, on Sunday, July 27, 2 p.m., at Gateway Park, Riverwalk Bridge. With Beer and Ballet, attendees hop aboard a Riverwalk boat and enjoy a selection of Pueblo’s emerging brewery offerings while experiencing outdoor performances from Premiere Ballet. Tickets to this event are $30 per person, $50 for a couple, and must be purchased in advance (space is limited) at Broadway Cup ‘n Cork, 100 Broadway Ave., or online at PuebloArts.org.

“To enjoy a boat cruise with local craft brewery samplings from Brues Alehouse, Shamrock Brewing Company and Walter’s Beers with outdoor performances by Premiere Ballet will be a truly unique experience—and only in Pueblo,” said Susan Fries, executive director, Pueblo Arts Alliance.

On the dance floor: Premiere Ballet ballerina, Melian Izotova, and husband, Misha Izotov, founder and danseur of Premiere Ballet, will perform pas de deux from “Don Quixote” as well as Izotov’s original “Bolero.” In keeping with the brew theme, Izotova said, “Mexico and Spain have excellent cerveza, so we decided that if we can’t do a German ballet, we should keep it Latin! Both pas de deux are easily malleable to different performance conditions and spaces, and engaging to both educated and inexperienced audiences.”

In the brew: Tony Garcia, owner of Brues Alehouse, said, “Beer and Ballet showcases the emergence of collaboration within our Creative Corridor. We are proud to begin our journey as we continue construction of Brues Alehouse. Our tasting will include an IPA, Tripel, Barley Wine and Weissbier.”

Andy Sanchez, president of Walter’s Beer, said, “Walter’s Beer is proud to serve our hand-crafted beers to accompany great artistry at the Artisan’s Series Beer and Ballet. We will be serving Pueblo’s original Walter’s Pilsner along with Walter’s Bock.”

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