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Jackson, WY 83001
Dancers’ Workshop is excited to present its resident professional Modern dance company, Contemporary Dance Wyoming, in Up Close. The title of the evening, Up Close, refers to the arrangement of the performance space – the audience will be seated on the stage rather than in the usual theater seats so that viewers can see the dancers and the visual artists’ creations from a close vantage point.
The performance is in collaboration with local visual artists Meleta Buckstaff, Alissa Davies, Jenny Dowd, John Frechette, Calla Grimes, and Suzanne Morlock as well as New York-based artist, Michele Oka Doner. This performance was initially conceived by Contemporary Dance Wyoming’s Artistic Director, Babs Case, as an opportunity for both the dancers’ choreography and the work of the visual artists to be pushed in new directions through collaboration. Using the theme of Earth, Fire, Air, and Water, each visual artist was asked to create a costume or stage set for the dancers to work with or wear in a dance piece.
Michele Oka Doner’s participation in this project is in collaboration with the Art Association of Jackson Hole, who will be hosting a show of the artist’s work (also exploring the theme of Earth, Fire, Air, Water) June 1st through July 27th in the Art Association's Main & Loft Galleries.
Up Close is an event of the Jackson Hole Fire Festival.
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Special thanks to all our sponsors!