Colorado Springs Dance Theatre
Newsletter

Season 43

December 2, 2019

 

 

“Our upcoming season is proving to be one of the most exciting to date.”

-Board President, Emily Murawski

Who We Are.

Colorado Springs Dance Theatre is a nonprofit organization that has promoted dance in the Pikes Peak Region since 1977. Our mission is to present a diverse range of world-class dance events that cross generations, cultures, and classes while ensuring that it reaches the most underserved areas of our community. We nurture young dancers by providing educational opportunities that include master classes and scholarship competitions. And we strive to cultivate a rich and diverse dance community through collaborative and supportive local partnerships. We are excited to share our 43rd Season with you! 

Season 43 Events.

Colorado Springs Dance Theatres’ complete Season 43 schedule is as follows:

  • New Year’s Eve Dance Party Fundraiser at The Mining Exchange Hotel 7 pm-1 am, December 31, 2019
  • AXIS Dance Company performs at Ent Center of the Arts (In collaboration with UCCS Presents Artist Series and The Independence Center) February 22nd, 2020.
  • 24th Annual Esther Geoffrey Young Dancers Scholarship Program Master Class (Led by FLOCK) April 9th, 2020
  • Ascend Local Choreography Festival featuring excerpts from FLOCK April 10th, 2020, 7:30 pm
  • FLOCK Dance Performance at the Ent Center for the Arts April 11th, 2020, 7:30 pm

Performances.

In collaboration with The Independence Center and UCCS Presents, Colorado Springs Dance Theatre is excited to present the acclaimed dance disability company, Axis, from Oakland, California. The Axis ethos is to build a bridge between contemporary dance and disability culture. Founded in 1987 and currently directed by Mark Brew, Axis is a
seven-time Isadora Duncan Dance Awardee. Join us for their Colorado Springs premier on February 22, 2020, at The Ent Center for the Arts.  

FLOCK is a co-choreography company founded in 2017 by Florian Lochner and Alice Klock. With a team of international guest artists, FLOCK will headline our Ascend Choreography Festival. This collaborative duo will perform their original work on April 11, 2020, at The Ent Center for the Arts and lead our 2020 Esther Geoffrey’s Scholarship Master Classes.

Season Tickets On Sale Now.

The season ticket includes:

  • AXIS Dance Company 2/22/20
  • Ascend 4/10/20
  • FLOCK 4/11/20

Standard Season Ticket-$75
New Year’s Eve Dance Party Fundraiser Ticket-$75
Season Ticket + NYE Party-$135 (20% discount)

Individual ticket information will be available starting August 1st at www.csdance.org or the UCCS Presents Box Office, 719-255-3232, however, Season Ticket Packages are available for purchase via the website.

New Members. 

New Program Initiatives.

Colorado Springs Dance Theatre introduces their 1st Annual Local Choreography Festival, Ascend. CSDT expands its mission to promote creative dance research in the Pikes Peak region by commissioning six local aspiring choreographers and providing them with expert industry feedback through collaborative choreology workshops, a commission package worth over $500, and a performance opportunity at the Ent Center for the Arts on April 10th, 2020.

We’re also expanding our education and outreach initiatives with Pivot, a program that reduces the hardships of getting regional youth to professional dance performances by offering free transportation and significantly reduced ticket prices.”

-Board President, Emily Murawski 

 

Kids in Motion.

Our season also includes our program Kids in Motion. It is an introductory program with various genres, including modern dance, jazz, and ballet technique. The Saturday classes, held at Colorado College Athletic Building, September-April, have limited availability. There are several performance opportunities in April. Many students have benefited from this program through the intellectual stimulation that movement and music offer. For more information, please contact Beth Carlson at 719-630-7434. 

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