Arts and Culture / Magazine Feature

Newman Center presents Bolero Colorado

An eclectic blend of reflection and visions for the future of Colorado will kick off the 2009–10 Newman Center Presents series on Sept. 26.

Bolero Colorado will consist of collaboration from the professional dancers of Larry Keigwin and Company from New York City, EcoArts Connections from Boulder, the Denver School of the Arts and 50 community members.

The large-scale dance event will reflect the community’s views on what an inclusive, sustainable future in Colorado will look like. Choreographer Larry Keigwin met with diverse community representatives in Colorado to discuss their ideas for the future.

“We wanted people of all ages, and people who are not thought about when imagining sustainability and Colorado,” says Marda Kim, executive director of EcoArts Connections.

While the original Bolero New York City show focused on themes of diversity and density, the Newman Center’s Bolero Colordo show will focus on sustainability and equality.

Community members also are included as extras in the show and will act out “pedestrian movement” throughout the performance.

Directed by choreographer Larry Keigwin, Keigwin and Company is known to “combine physicality with theatricality in a collaborative process that samples a variety of mediums and ultimately fuses art with entertainment.”

One of the collaborators, EcoArts, “presents a new age of thinking that brings people together from all walks of life to investigate the realities of climate change and celebrate the delights of a sustainable future in a conversation sparked by the arts.”

“This show is really about the power of community and people coming together to make a difference,” Kim says.

The Newman Center’s theme for this season is “The Power of Community.”

Bolero Colorado will perform at the Newman Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m on Sept. 26. Tickets range from $28–$48. Parking is free. Tickets can be purchased through Newman Center and TicketMaster box offices. For more information, call 303-871-7720.


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