Ballet Wyoming dancers were given access to the newly remodeled Capitol Building on Friday, July 5th to capture special footage to promote the upcoming Capitol Grand Re-Opening.
“In keeping with the to-be revealed – ‘The Four Sisters’ statues – Courage, Truth, Hope, and Justice inspired the Ballet Wyoming dancers to embrace the grace, elegance, and stature of the stunning interior.” shared Ballet Wyoming Executive Director, Barb Sandick.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Demonstrations of Arapaho and Shoshone Traditional Arts, State Museum Lobby
12:00 PM – 7:00 PM – “Tin Type Photography,” Wyoming State Museum
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Games and Activities, Barrett Lawn
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Capitol Ribbon Cutting & Dignitary Speeches, Capitol Steps
1:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Pistol and Pete
The pair of Haflinger draft horses pull the University of Wyoming College of Agriculture and Natural Resources sheep wagon and other wagons in parades and events around the state.
1:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Historic Governor’s Mansion Tours
From 1905 to 1976, the Mansion was the residence of 19 Wyoming first families. Governors, First Ladies, their children and pets lived and entertained in the home over the course of 71 years.
1:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Wyoming State Museum’s Behind the Scenes/Collection tours
2:00 PM – 2:55 PM – 67th Army Band
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Book signing of A History of Wyoming Capitol by Starley Talbott & Linda Graves Fabian, Wyoming State Museum Store
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM – Fallen Warrior Memorial Ceremony
The event will honor all Wyoming veterans who have died in service to our state and nation, through a flag folding ceremony and playing Taps.
|3:30 PM – 4:40 PM –
League of Her Own Acting Troupe and Fort D.A. Russell Post Band
A League of Her Own Acting Troupe, composed of members of the Cheyenne League of Women Voters, travels 150 years back through its play “Wonderful Wyoming Women Voters.” The performance highlights the historical figures involved with passing the first legislation giving women the right to vote and hold office, with defending the effort to repeal it, and with refusing to deny the vote in exchange for statehood. Setting the stage for the era, the Fort D.A. Russell Post Band performs musical pieces popular during the late 1800s and the suffrage movement.
Ballet Wyoming will do a short performance piece with local dancers. Ballet Wyoming’s mission is to present a wide range of dance styles and to entertain, as well as educate audiences through our performances and outreach throughout the region. Ballet Wyoming, founded in 2007 as Ballet 7220, is the first ballet company to reside in Wyoming.
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Ice Cream Social front lawn of Barrett Building
4:45 PM – 5:30 PM – Wind River Dancers
With a theme of “A Cultural Heritage Shared Through Dance and Songs,” the Wind River Dancers perform a variety of American Indian dance styles, which includes men’s traditional, grass and fancy feather and women’s fancy shawl, jingle dress and traditional.
5:30 PM – 6:00 PM – Capitol Cornerstone Dedication at South Cornerstone of the Capitol
6:15 PM – 7:15 PM – The Woodpile, Indie Folk/Rock Band
The 5-piece “indie-folk-meets-rock-band” combines conventional folk instrumentation, charming storytelling, and rich vocal harmony with beautiful cello melodies, complex arrangements, and dynamic composition that take the listener on a rousing, oft somber and reflective journey. Visit http://thewoodpilemusic.com
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM – Chancey Williams and the Younger Brothers Band
9:30 PM – Fireworks