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Local Color Performance

  • Thunder River Theatre 67 Promenade Carbondale, CO, 81623 United States (map)

The Local Color Performance features original works of choreography by local dance artists Meagan Londy Shapiro and Chloe Burton as well as the work "Damages: A brief introduction to the implicit hazards of parallel play," which was choreographed Dance Initiative’s Spring 2015 Artist in Residence, Patrick Mueller, in collaboration with four members of CoMotion: a conscious movement project. The works will be performed by Aja McAdams, Chloe Burton, Cristina Malkhassian-Akers, Dana Ganssle Ellis, Deborah Colley, Katie Bauer and Meagan Londy Shapiro.


About So Far & Then, choreographed by Meagan Londy Shapiro: So Far & Then was originally debuted with the Bonedale Ballet in May of 2015. As the work evolved, it experienced some expansion in hopes of bringing the content and movement themes to a deeper place for both the movers and the observers. With in the choreographic process, Meagan invited the dancers to personally consider grief, community support, periods of intense research, awe of science and technology and times when they have journeyed well beyond where they believed they were capable of going in order to achieve something that meant... everything. So Far & Then will be performed by Aja McAdams, Chloe Burton, Cristina Malkhassian-Akers, Katie Bauer, and Meagan Londy Shapiro.

About Beginnings, choreographed by Chloe Burton. Beginnings attempts to capture what it is like to sit down and stare at a blank page and over come perfectionism, fear of making a mess, and apathy. In the words of Dani Shapiro, "There is no magical place of arrival. There is only the solitary self facing the page. Beginnings will be performed by Cristina Malkhassian-Akers. 

About Damages: the implicit hazards of parallel play, choreographed by Patrick Mueller: Damages was created in the spring of 2015 as a part of Patrick Mueller's Artist In Residence with Dance Initiative. Mueller worked closely with four members of CoMotion: a conscious movement project to create the work over a four month period. Damages examines the ways in which we collide with the world around us – moments that solidify the division between the self and not-self, that reveal miscalculations and unexpected limits of ability and control. The work draws together the artists’ personal histories with observations of young children in their first encounters with others and the world around them. Damages will be performed by Chloe Burton, Dana Ganssle Ellis, Deborah Colley, and Meagan Londy Shapiro. 


Earlier Event: October 16
Spectrum Dance Festival
Later Event: October 17
Workshop: Flying Low