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Articles Written By JuliaBartlett

 

Boulder Fringe Festival-Katharine Hawthorne

August 26th, 2017

Katharine Hawthorne’s performance, Between the Wish and the Thing appeared at the Boulder Fringe Festival this year. The performance was a dive into the unknown, exploring passing time and the past, present and future. Her piece appeared at the Boulder Fringe Festival in Kelly’s Barn in collaboration with Elizabeth Chitty and John Chandler Hawthorne. The dancers broke the fourth wall and engaged the audience with interaction. When the performance started, we were all asked to open fortune cookies that had been laid out on the patio for us as the performer danced a few of our fortunes. As... Read More

Rooms Dance Perfomance

August 18th, 2017

At the end of the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, the resident dance company, Interweave Dance Theatre, put on the show “Rooms,” using both students and faculty from the workshop as dancers. Local choreographers and choreographers from the workshop created work for this performance. Before the show began, a stone castle was projected onto the back screen. As the performance progressed, the audience got an intimate look into the rooms of the castle. Here were a few of my favorite rooms: “Mystery:” “Mystery,” along with several other pieces in the performance were inspired by the board game,... Read More

Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop Performance

August 18th, 2017

  The Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop culminated in a student performance of work choreographed both by students and instructors in the workshop on August 4th. The workshop’s performance differed from CU Boulder’s normal style of performed work in that it focused more on the artistry of entertainment based dance. However, there were larger themes present in many of the pieces, but even if an audience member did not pick up on the theme, the dance was still fun to watch. This was a good choice for the audience the workshop attracts: both parents and members of the dance community.   Here... Read More

Boulder Contact Improv Lab

August 1st, 2017

The Boulder Contact Improvisation Lab fosters a close community space, despite the large group of dancers who participate in the group. The founders of the group insist that the group be called a lab, not a jam because it is a place for dancers to experiment to deepen their sensory experience as they interact. I’ve been to the Contact Lab many times and each time am greeted with a meaningful experience that does not allow words to get in the way. Though we can speak and vocalize as we dance, we are not permitted to engage in casual conversation on the dance floor. Instead, we communicate with... Read More

Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop

July 27th, 2017

  The Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop gives dancers the chance to train with a professional company as well as work with some of Boulder’s best dance teachers. The youngest dancers in the workshop are fifteen, but most are college age or older. This is not a beginning level workshop. The classes are geared towards pre-professional dancers, but as long as a dancer has had a few years of technical training, the classes should be manageable. The 2017 workshop takes place on CU Boulder’s campus from July 24th– August 5th and people from all over the country to take ballet, modern, hip-hop,... Read More

Groovalicious

July 18th, 2017

Streetside Studios in Boulder houses all types of dance, but focuses on hip-hop classes and hip-hop fusion classes for both kids and adults. One of these fusion classes is Groovalicious, taught by Lindsay Miller. The description of the class uses the tag line: “Unleash your inner diva (guys that includes you too!)” I’ve gone to Groovalicious for several weeks and I find that the class is high energy, fun and beginner friendly. The movements about letting loose and doing movement that feel good on the body. There’s plenty of hip shaking, booty popping and grooving. Lindsay’s class offers... Read More

Beginning the Boulder Dance Blog

July 10th, 2017

Boulder Dance This is the beginning of the Boulder Dance blog. The Boulder Dance blog’s aim is to cover all of the dance in Boulder. This is a daunting task as there are over fifty studios and companies in the Boulder area. The blog will be mostly limited to groups that offer dance classes to the public, but will also cover performances at festivals, arts centers and CU Boulder. This blog will cover four things:   Classes: The blog will provide comprehensive descriptions of classes offered in the Boulder community. The descriptions will note the quality of the dance space, the style of... Read More