July 20 and 21 in Carbondale, Colorado
The Spectrum Dance Festival will present performances of original choreography, demonstrations of different dance styles, workshops, competitions and opportunities for all to dance. The Festival aims to entertain, educate, develop awareness and appreciation of all styles and support the creation of new choreography.
On Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st, morning and afternoon workshops will be offered in Ballet, Modern, Hip Hop, Salsa, Tango and on a variety of Aerial apparatus, all taking place in various studios at the Third Street Center in Carbondale.
The Hip Hop/Break style will be showcased in a 2 on 2 BBOY/BGIRL competition in PAC3, Carbondale, entitled ”Battle 2 the Drums” with eliminations on Saturday afternoon and the final rounds evening. To entertain both the competitors and the attendees, there will be the "X-Dances" with a fantastic performance, "On the Earth and in the Air", featuring modern dance and aerials.
Following the “X” Dances and competition, the chairs were put away and DJ Soulrane will get all who attend to break out and dance.
For those who would like to partner dance, there will be a Milonga--a traditional tango party-- in the Round Room of the Third Street Center at 9pm.
Sunday, July 21, the ZIKR Dance Ensemble, one of Colorado's premier dance organizations, will perform a matinee and evening show at the Thunder River Theatre, Carbondale.
danced with the Colorado Ballet company for 5 years, and with Pacific Northwest Ballet and David Taylor Dance Theatre, expanding into contemporary ballet and modern dance with Colorado Repertory Dance and Jan Justis Dance Company. Interested in choreography of a humorous nature, her work has been performed by the DTD, Colorado Ballet and Ballet Nouveau.
has performed with Ballet Clásico y Moderno Municipal de Asunción, Ballet Uninorte de Asunción, Compañía Intermitente de Danza Contemporánea de Asunción and the David Taylor Dance Theatre (Denver). She is currently teaching and performing Argentine Tango in many cities in the U.S. and abroad, in a partnership with Nick Jones.
has danced the bulk of his career at Colorado Ballet where he was promoted to Principal in 1997 and danced leading roles as well as character roles in works by major choreographers such as Martha Graham, Agnes de Mille, and George Balanchine. He has been a Choreographer in Residence with the Colorado Ballet and teaches ballet, floor barre, partnering, contemporary ballet, modern, jazz and acting for dancers.
Nick Jones's main focus is Argentine Tango. One of the first North American tango dancers to have been invited to teach and perform at a festival in Buenos Aires (Pulpo's Tango Week),he has taught and performed with his partner Diana Cruz at many tango festivals and workshops across North America, notably: Montreál Nuevo Tango Festival, Portland TangoFest, VanTango (Vancouver, Canada), the Princeton Tango Festival, the Yale Tango Festival.
Zeke "ICE" Beasley
Heather Morrow & Lisa Willoughby
Zeke “ICE” Beasley
has been dancing Hop Hop since 1999. After spending two years in the borough of the Bronx, NY studying the environment and city culture of Hip Hop, he traveled to Florida and trained with the Skill Methods Crew and in 2006 moved to Hawaii to study under many different dancers. Since 2005 he has performed in numerous festivals and venues and currently teaches at the Glenwood Dance Academy.
Heather Morrow and Lisa Wiloughby
are working together again. Heather has worked at Disney World, Cypress Gardens, Splendid China, for the emirs of Dubai, Kiteman Productions and Heather Henson's Ibex Theater. Lisa Wiloughby is an international kite flying champion, having performed in prestigious indoor and outdoor theaters and events for the last 12 years all over the world. Together, they bring the beauty of their magical art to an intimate stage of Flights of Fancy. Indoor Kite flying, an interesting mixture of puppetry, kite flying and dance, is ethereal, mesmerizing and takes your breath away while replacing it with a childlike smile. Heather Morrow brings partner dancing to a new level by dancing with her kite and another kite flying faerie.
grew up dancing; classical ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip-hop and a bit of ballroom. She trained at Zenon Dance Company in MN and became a devotee of Aerial dance. She currently teaches at the studio Aerial Dance Over Denver (ADOD as well as performing throughout Colorado.
is the founder and director of MEFTAS Dance Theatre. In New York City her works have been presented at Joyce SoHo, Cunningham Studio, The Riverside Church, Mulberry Street Theatre, the Downtown Arts Festival, Trisha Brown Studios, Movement Research, and Dance Space. She has performed with Battery Dance Company, Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company, Mark DeGarmo and Dancers, and Mehmet Sanders Dance Company.
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