Dance Initiative is pleased to present the Spectrum Dance Festival, July 20th and 21st, 2013 in Carbondale, Colorado. This weekend will showcase different dance styles, original choreography and competition. Workshops will be held in a variety of styles and disciplines for persons of all ability levels.
Saturday, July 20th is a full day at Carbondale’s Third Street Center. Workshops will be offered in Ballet, Contemporary, Contact Improvisation, Hip Hop, Break Dance, Salsa, Tango, and the extremely popular Aerial. Pre-registration is recommended!
The evening of Saturday, July 20th is a BBoy/BGirl Hip Hop/Break Dance Competition. Crews will face off in professionally judged eliminations with DJ SOULRANE from Las Vegas and MC Johnny Castro from Phoenix. Judges are RUEN from L.A., MIG187 from Las Vegas and AIRSICK from St. Louis. The semi and final crews will battle to live African drumming by MARBONIA SPRINGS ALL STARS, from Carbondale, Colorado. The “X” Dances provide an artistic interlude to the battle, featuring “On the Earth and in the Air” with Gabi Rojas and “Meesh” McGlone. Following the “X” Dances and battle the chairs will be put away and DJ Soulrane will get the crowd moving.
ZIKR Dance Ensemble will bring ancient ritual to contemporary ballet on Sunday, July 21st. With both matinee and evening performances at the Thunder River Theater, this is an amazing opportunity to see an innovative Colorado choreographer’s work. Artistically directed by David Taylor, the ZIKR Dance Ensemble is one of Colorado’s most exciting and innovative dance companies, offering a spectrum of works that include transcendent dance rituals from many different ancient world cultures along with original and contemporary dance/theatre realizations. The dances in the performance are supplemented by stunning slide projections and visual effects, completing a multi-media experience that is both visually and artistically stimulating as well as intellectually captivating.
The Festival aims to entertain, educate, develop awareness and appreciation for the diversity of dance in Colorado. It also supports the creation of new choreography in all styles. For more information on the events and workshops and to purchase tickets visit www.danceinitiative.org, call (970) 963-8681 or email email@example.com.