Elise Thatcher

Dancers young and old are participating in an event called “Thrill the World” this fall. A studio in Carbondale is coordinating rehearsals, and a final performance that’s part of a world-wide event. We stopped by a one practice session to get a taste of what it’s like to learn the complicated “Thriller” dance.


Renowned dancer comes to Carbondale for residency

Sep 7, 2015

Molissa Fenley is a dancer decades into her career. She has been written about in the New York Times and the New Yorker. This week, she comes to the Launchpad in Carbondale for a residency at the Dance Initiative.

Ballet ends season with new dancers, program

Aug 20, 2015
Courtesy Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

The last performance for the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet company is tomorrow. With new dances and dancers making their debuts this summer, representatives say the season was a successful one.


With three new dancers and a company learning new choreography, there were a few things that could have gone wrong, but the opposite happened.


As the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet closes its 2015 season, they end a summer with another schedule full of sellout crowds.

Marci Krivonen

Next week a new creative space will open in an old library in Carbondale. Two non profits are retrofitting the former Gordon Cooper Library and renaming it The Launchpad. They say the center, which will offer art and dancing, adds something that’s missing in Carbondale’s rich arts scene. Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen reports.

Deborah Colley gingerly steps over construction materials at the old Gordon Cooper Library.

"Our offices will be over here on the closed-off, glassed-in north side of the building," she says.

Alya Howe, local dancer and co-curator of the Salon at Justice Snows. Alya is an award-winning dancer and choreographer who’s performed around the world.