Dance Initiative presents Fractures & Divides: a contemporary dance exploration of the wild & civilized performed by CoMotion: A Conscious Movement Project on September 20 and 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at 698 Merrill Avenue. Tickets are $10.
Fractures & Divides will feature two full-length, choreographed works created by Ashley Arnold and Deborah Colley and performed by CoMotion company members Deborah Colley, Ashley Arnold, Dana Ganssle Ellis, Aja McAdams and Brianne Jones. A short improvisational piece performed by Colley will also be included.
All three dances explore various aspects of boundaries from human interaction to society and the natural world, from the mind and body connection to the blurred lines between life and death. “Fractures & Divides is about drawing boundary lines between our wild nature and our civilized behavior,” says founding member Deborah Colley. ”We were really curious about what might happen when these lines are crossed.”
CoMotion is a Carbondale-based contemporary dance company that was formed last winter from a desire to collaborate and create choreographic work that explores thematic content. “With a subject matter like boundaries, we have been able to delve into and dissect so many interesting topics with our bodies over the past few months,” says Arnold. “This performance continues the mission of our company to create and develop choreographic work that is relative and thought-provoking.”
The performance is taking place in the industrial area of Carbondale—698 Merrill Ave.—inside an old, empty warehouse. “We are taking our dances out of the standard theater setting and into a setting that features the less refined aspects of societal development,” says Ellis. “This alternative location, with concrete floors and unfinished interior, will enhance our performance and create a unique experience for the audience. Many thanks to John Foulkrod for providing the space.”
The performance is produced by Dance Initiative and sponsored by the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH) and the Crystal River Ballet School.
For more information about the event and to reserve tickets, please visit www.danceinitiative.org.
CoMotion strives to create a repertoire that should entertain, educate and inspire a passion for the art of dance through collaboration across artistic mediums, blending dance with the visual arts, film and music in order to develop multi-dimensional projects and explore creative boundaries. CoMotion hopes to provide a transformative performing arts experience for local dance artists and patrons.
About Dance Initiative:
Dance Initiative is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization, based in Carbondale, Colorado, dedicated to promoting the art of dance of all different styles and serving the needs of experienced students of dance, choreographers and teachers of dance.