Dance Initiative

CoMotion

 

Megan Janssen and Meagan Shapiro stopped by Express Yourself to talk about CoMotion's production of Returning, an exploration into the layers of self and many facets of journeying away and returning home. The show is on November 8 and 9 at The Launchpad at 7pm with an interactive demo for families on November 9 at 3pm.

Saturday Community Calendar

Jun 29, 2019
Dance Initiative

Here’s your community calendar for Saturday, June 29th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, offering Cerveza Sopris Mexican Lager in partnership with Roaring Fork Beer Company. For the list of today's events, like Dance Initiative's B5: A Broadway Revue in Dance and Live Music at the Ute Theater, click on the headline…

Dance Initiative

 


Dance Initiative presents B5, a CoMotion Dance Company production at Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork on Friday June 28 at 8pm and at The New Ute Theater in Rifle at 8pm. Peter Gilbert dropped by to talk about the show with Megan on Express Yourself.

Dance Initiative

Here’s your community calendar for Friday, October 19th, underwritten by Sopris Liquor and Wine, at the corner of 133 and Main in Carbondale.  For a list of today's events like Dance Initiative presenting the 7th Annual Dance Spectrum Festival at the Launchpad follow the headline...

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Chuck Wilt is one of six dancers in residence at The Launchpad in Carbondale from New York City. Chuck and his company UNA Projects will be performing at Dance Initiative’s 7th Annual Spectrum Dance Festival on October 19 and 20. Chuck stopped by Express Yourself to share with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about the event.

Ahmad Alrifaee

Dance Initiative Executive Director Peter Gilbert converses with The Sopris Sun's Megan Tackett and Will Grandbois about Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre, a transnational troupe spending a week in Carbondale with Dance Initiative for the company's first American residency.

Peter Gilbert of Dance Initiative about this year's Spectrum Dance Festival. Susan Wrubel, new ED of AspenFilm, about this year's FilmFest. Ivo Marloh, director of All the Wild Horses, one of this year's featured films. And musical interludes from Beppe Gambetta, Conor Oberst and the North Mississippi Allstars.

Peter Gilbert has done more than most to elevate dance in the lower Roaring Fork Valley to a place of greater visibility. Peter's organization, Dance Initiative, brings the sixth Spectrum Dance Festival to the Launchpad in Carbondale this weekend, and here he describes this year's gathering.

A dance piece by Deb Colley and a live in-studio from The Brother Brothers.

Deb Colley, of Co-Motion and Dance Initiative, and creator of A Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity, along with one of her dancers Carolyn Yates, about the unique piece and how it was made, and about the live performance of the piece.

Jeremiah Hutchens

 

Dance Initiative is producing a film intended for state representatives showcasing in a blend of artistic medium the inherent role of wild places for human sanity. Choreographer Deborah Colley spoke with KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh about the performance, captured by Jeremiah Hutchens. More information about the project is available here, tickets to an upcoming showcase, August 25 & 26, are available here.

Carbondale Arts

 

Dance Initiative is sponsoring a residency the week of May 22 to May 27, for two special guests. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with professional performer Marielis Garcia who, along with David Norsworthy of Toronto, Canada, will be co-leading two community dance workshops at the Launchpad. The artists seek to choreograph an essential "snap-shot" of Carbondale to weave into a larger, internationally-inspired creative endeavor. Registration is at danceinitiative.org.

Chris Hassig and Sarah Uhl are local artists showing in the Valley Visual Arts Show which hangs at the Launchpad until February 17. They visited Express Yourself to talk about their pieces in the show, their creative processes, and their artistic futures. And Peter Gilbert of Dance Initiative describes the newest DI residency next week involving  the New York dancer Christiana Axelsen.