Aspen Santa Fe Ballet returns to Chattanooga with its bold vision, its trademark innovative choreography from top global choreographers, and its virtuoso dancers on Monday, October 30 at the UTC Fine Arts Center. With a deep commitment to curating new ballets while cultivating choreographic talent, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet has developed a European sensibility glossed with American ebullience that forges its aesthetic, which has come to epitomize the contemporary-classical genre. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s repertoire, ranging from accessible to sophisticated, resonates with energy and eclecticism. A house-style emerges across this diverse dance menu, layering American athleticism on a base of European refinement. The company’s identity is tethered to its repertoire, which speaks a complex language, challenges audiences, and advances the art form. ASFB, since its inception, has been deeply committed to commissioning new works. Among the choreographer-collaborators creating multiple works for ASFB are Alejandro Cerrudo, Jorma Elo, Nicolo Fonte, Trey McIntyre, Moses Pendleton, and Cayetano Soto. This repertoire is regularly performed at dance landmarks like Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, the Kennedy Center, American Dance Festival, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, and New York’s Joyce Theater, as well in cities across the United States. Internationally, the company has performed in Biarritz, Curitiba (Brazil), Tel Aviv, Moscow, Milan and Ottawa. And once again, at the UTC Fine Arts Center. Don’t miss it!