February Newsletter

February 11, 2020


February Newsletter 

“It’s honest, it’s real, it’s diverse, it’s not pretending, and people relate to the work on a human level.”
-Miami Herald 

AXIS Dance Company began when a group of dancers with and without physical disabilities came together to explore dance. Now, the nation’s most acclaimed physically-integrated dance ensemble comes to Colorado Springs with an evening of repertory that highlights the breadth of their artistry.

Acclaimed for its unique choreography and production values, Axis Dance Company is an award-winning company that has performed in more than 60 U.S. cities and throughout Europe. You do not want to miss this incredibly inspiring residency.

Join us!
February 22nd, 7 pm
Ent Center for the Arts
Get your tickets here

*Don’t forget the pre-show Q&A at 6:15 between
AXIS’s Artistic Director, Marc Brew and our
Executive Director, Jordan McHenry.
This event is co-presented with:

CSDT is commissioning up to 6 professional and aspiring choreographers from the Pikes Peak Region to present their work and participate in an extraordinary celebration of creativity and movement.

We are looking for YOU! Chosen submissions will receive a commission package valued at over $500 and the opportunity to share their work on the world-class Ent Center stage April 10th, 2020.

The choreographer must be a Colorado resident
The choreographer must be age 16 or older
Solos discouraged
Length of work 5-14 minutes

Commission Package includes:
$300 cash
Photo & Video Package documenting the performance
Costume Support
10 hours of free rehearsal space
Choreography Workshop with the guest dance company, FLOCK

More info here!

Registration will open March 1st, but mark your calendars because Alice Klock and Florian Lochner of FLOCK will teach two exciting masterclasses. 

Ballet Scholarship Class- Tuesday, April 7th, 4:30 pm
Repertory Scholarship Class- Wednesday, April 8th, 4:30 pm

*Classes will be held at CIVA Charter High School – 4635 Northpark Dr.

We look forward to handing out more money than ever, with over $2500 in scholarships available to area students to help them achieve their goals in the performing arts.

PIVOT Update

This Thursday, February 6th, the PIVOT program visits North and Mann Middle Schools in advance of the AXIS Student Matinee Friday, February 21st. Together with the help of some of our Esther Geoffrey Scholarship recipients, we will demonstrate how dancing is an inclusive activity accessible to all, even those with disabilities. Thank you District 11 for supporting PIVOT’s efforts. 

Volunteer Spotlight

Linda Crissey, best known in the community as the long-time Director of the Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery, is also one of our most loyal supporters.  She has opened her beautiful home and garden for numerous receptions and fundraisers over the years.  It’s not just her keen hospitality that endears her to Dance Theatre, but the gift of time in making the certificates for our scholarship winners and even addressing invitations to our events.  Linda, we salute you!

CSDT is lucky to have so many committed helping-hands, we salute all of you!

Thank you to our generous sponsors: