Memories & Milestones
Dance Initiative awards $1,000 grant to Deborah Colley
Dance Initiative is pleased to announce it has awarded a grant of $1,000 to Deborah Colley of Carbondale to attend a five-day program titled “Empowering Creativity through Movement, Metaphor and Dance,” conducted by Anna Halprin at the Tamalpa Institute in Kentfield, California.
Colley is the founder of DanceLAB, a series of dance classes with a focus on student-centered exploration and experimentation, and CoMotion, a contemporary dance company in Carbondale that focuses on developing original and content driven choreography for unique and experimental performances. For the past two years, Deborah has also been the primary choreographer for the Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza produced by the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities.
Colley plans to bring her newly gained experience back to the community to create unique and challenging work to set on the CoMotion dancers and “bring a whole other learning approach … with the goal of inspiring students to discover original movement, develop their own voice and perhaps create choreography.”
Dance Initiative was organized in 2009 to support dance, dancers, choreographers and teachers of dance in the Roaring Fork Valley and Garfield County.
Cody Veloff graduates basic training
Air Force Airman Cody H. Veloff graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.
The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.
Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.
Veloff is the son of Heidi Veloff of New Castle, Colo., and grandson of Nancy Veloff of Madison, Wis.
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