Making Contact: A Dance Experiment will feature Colorado Ballet Academy students at CVA performances

Making Contact: A Dance Experiment will feature Colorado Ballet Academy students at CVA performances

Sanya Andersen-Vie - March 18, 2014

Metropolitan State University of Denver, Center for Visual Art (CVA) in collaboration with Colorado Ballet Education and Outreach will host 13 Colorado Ballet Academy dancers ages 10 to 15 for a week-long dance and art-making residency.  The week will culminate in live performances at the Center for Visual Art on April 4, 2014.

In response to the theme of collaboration in CVA’s Making Contact exhibition, students will work with MSU Denver Assistant Professor and artist Kelly Monico to create costumes that both project and screen video.  They will shoot and edit video footage that will become integral to their costumes and the set.  Students will then develop choreography with Colorado Ballet Director of Outreach Instruction Marlene Strang and dance instructor Stephanie Koltiska to create an original dance work that they will perform on First Friday, April 4.

Making Contact: A Dance Experiment will feature a blending of modern dance and contemporary visual art.  The performances will take place at 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on April 4, 2014.  These performances are free and open to the public.

About Colorado Ballet
Established in 1961 by Lillian Covillo and Freidann Parker, Colorado Ballet is a nonprofit organization celebrating 53 years of presenting world-class classical ballet and superior dance in Denver. Under the direction of Artistic Director Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet presents more than 50 performances annually. Colorado Ballet enhances the cultural life of Colorado through performances of the professional company, training at the Academy, and Education & Outreach programs. Visit www.coloradoballet.org for more information.

About Metropolitan State University of Denver's Center for Visual Art
Metropolitan State University of Denver's Center for Visual Art is the off-campus contemporary arts center leveraging bold exhibitions, innovative education programs and entrepreneurial workforce development to provide diverse, high quality art experiences that advance the global urban dialogue.

CVA Sponsors include: U.S. Bank, Three Tomatoes Catering, Colorado Creative Industries, MSU Denver Student Advisory Board, Springhill Suites Downtown Denver Metro State, and the Jan and Fred Mayer Fund.

The Center for Visual Art is located at 965 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204.  Call 303.294.5207 or visit www.MetroStateCVA.org.  Admission is free.

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