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Art Scene: A Night In New York

Christina Brusig
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“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

We are in the business of impact, of suspending reality, of delivering the moment. So when you combine superb technique with pure emotion, you have this year’s Dancers Dancing spectacular, A Night in New York.

The curtain goes up on April 22nd at Glenwood Springs High School’s J. Miller Theatre as the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts’ dancers take the stage for three great performances.

Our pre-ballet to advanced company will perform original dance choreography, complete with stunning costumes, lighting and music and, for the first time, our award-winning competitive dancers will join them in delivering on our promise of a night you won’t soon forget.

This community event is not about a dance recital, it is about a dance experience. The audience will always tell you how they feel and when you hear from a new voice, it is a kind of validation that is priceless.

Meet Vid Weatherwax who was in our audience for the first time last year and is now a dear friend and huge supporter of the Art Center. He shared his experience and thoughts on our Facebook:

“I moved to Glenwood Springs from Jackson, Michigan and the Detroit music scene 3 summers ago. I make my living as a musician, having performed and lived in several states across the country.

Few things touch me so profoundly as seeing young people excel in the performing arts. The dedication, sacrifice and heart that it takes to achieve such grace of movement were shown this past weekend.

The quality of the dancing was high, the choreography did what it’s suppose to do which is to emote, transcend analysis and connect with the hearts and souls of the audience while being technically demanding.

“I thought to myself ‘what have I stumbled into here? There are so many young people, dancing so well. What wonderful guidance they are getting from their instructors, what skills? This is an impressive ratio of very good dancers to the population of the area.

This is good enough, in every respect, to deserve the national designation they recently received from SMU’s National Art Center and can easily be an inspiring model for communities everywhere who understand the connection between the arts and the quality of life. We are a lucky citizenry and I am happy and proud to say that I live in this town.”

We Invite Your Support

We have a great way for companies and individuals to reach 1500 people in a little over 7 hours – that’s the sold-out audience we play to annually.

Do I have your attention?

Purchase a banner, quarter, half or full page ad for your company and ads for individuals to honor their dancer and your name will be in all programs and related dance event materials throughout the season. Plus, you will receive free tickets to any of the three performances.

Next up is Summer of Music, the second largest community event in the valley. Thanks to the Frank Martin Duo, GSHS Jazz Band, Chris Bank, The Confluence and Valle Musico, we closing the gap on funding the Summer of Music 2016.

Every year, in this city of a little over 9,000 people, more than 17,000 attend the Art Center’s 12 gallery exhibits, Summer of Music, Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest and Dancers Dancing.

Call me at 945-2414 to discuss a truly effective way to reach your audience and be a part of the vital artistic heart of your community.

Visit our website or call us to purchase Dancers Dancing tickets. Now through April 12th, pre-sale discount adults $14, students and kids $8. After April 12th and at the door adults $16, students and kids $10.

Christina Brusig is the Executive Director of the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. She can be reached at christina@glenwoodarts.org.


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