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Dance Initiative

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Yaa Samar! Dance Theatre is made up of dancers from Palestine and the U.S.  The company uses contemporary dance to tell the stories of underrepresented communities. They’ve performed at universities, museums and U.N. refugee schools all over the world. They were in Carbondale for the past week for a residency with valley nonprofit, Dance Initiative.

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An outdoor dance project out of Carbondale called “Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity” advocates for the protection of public lands through movement. Now the group of artists intend on getting the film in the hands of our elected officials in Washington.

Curated: Oct. 2, 2017

Oct 2, 2017

This week's episode of Curated marks the 39th annual Aspen Filmfest. We’ll hear from an independent filmmaker trying to reach Congress through film and dance. We’ll also talk to Aspen Film’s director of programming for this week’s Aspen Filmfest. And we’ll hear from Susan Wrubel, Aspen Film’s new executive director.

Week in the Arts: Sept. 25, 2017

Sep 24, 2017

 

Welcome to the beginning of a new fall in the Roaring Fork Valley!

 

Wednesday, blues funk band Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears will play Belly Up, Aspen with Lightnin Malcolm at 8:30 p.m.

 

Thursday in Carbondale, Studio for Arts and Works or SAW will have an open house starting at 5 p.m.

 

Courtesy of Dance Initiative

Dance Initiative has choreographed an outdoor performance premiering this weekend. Now, local artists are turning the production, titled “Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity” into a film to be presented to Congress.

This week on CrossCurrents, Amy Kimberly, Executive Director of CCAH and Peter Gilbert, Executive Director of Dance Initiative on the new arts and rehearsal space in Carbondale, "The Launchpad", formerly the Gordon Cooper Library.

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.