e l e m e n t s explores the integral connections of our human placement in response to one another and nature.
- David Dorfman (David Dorfman Dance, New York, NY)
- Mike Tyus (Pilobolus & Cirque du Soleil, Australia)
- Patrizia Herminjard (Faculty, Colorado College, Colorado Springs)
- Laura Hymers Treglia (Ormao, Colorado Springs)
- Janet Johnson (Ormao, Colorado Springs)
Season Sponsor: Kirkpatrick Family Fund
Sponsors: Bee Vradenburg Foundation, Colorado College, H Chase Stone Trust, IndyGIVE, Tiemens Foundation, Moniker Foundation.
Choreographer: David Dorfman Dance (New York, NY) Jordan Lloyd and Ormao dancers
With inspiration from their current evening length work ‘Aroundtown’, the work incorporates Dorfman’s masterful approach to incorporating text and movement. Dancers ask and answer questions such as ‘What can you learn from a stranger?’
Choreographer: Janet Johnson (Colorado Springs, CO)
Exploring how our personal stories become entwined in our own lives, but also in others.
Choreographer: Laura Hymers Treglia (Colorado Springs, CO)
Commissioned by the Colorado Springs Chorale, the piece is inspired by Shawn Kirchner’s score ‘Soneto 52; Tu Voz’ and poetry by Pablo Neruda.
Choreographer: Mike Tyus (former Pilobolus dancer, currently touring with Cirque du Soleil, Australia)
Commissioned by the Colorado Springs Chorale, the piece is inspired by Eric Whitacre’s score ‘Cloudburst’ and poetry by Octavio Paz.
On the Nature of Daylight:
Choreographer: Patrizia Herminjard (former Martha Graham dancer, current Artist in Residence at Colorado College)
A return to the elemental, Patrizia Herminjard’s newest work created in collaboration with soloist Prentiss Benjamin, investigates an emotional landscape rich with unguarded gesture, habitual repetition, routine and the breaking of cycles. An intimate stage is set opposite time-lapse video depicting the stages of grass seed germination and growth.