“I truly believe that each person is put on this planet to create an impact. Whether that impact be on one person or a thousand, it is still an impact.” –Rosie Granito
This existential belief fuels Rosie Granito’s choreographic drive. In her words: “I was put on this earth to inspire others and my way of doing that is through choreography and the works that I create.” Granito’s creative process is not always entirely conscious; she has originated movement phrases in her sleep. She also utilizes experimentation and improvisation, “just messing around in the studio by myself.” A student at the prestigious Denver School of the Arts, Colorado native Granito also dances with MPACT Dance Academy in her hometown of Aurora.
In her piece for Presenting Denver’s Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session, Granito challenges expectation and balances soft, calm music with quick, sharp movements. While she has long wanted to work with this particular song, it was not until recent experience with the city of San Francisco that the corresponding movement inspiration struck. The long association she and her dancers have enjoyed should make for an intriguing performance dynamic. Don’t miss your opportunity to share in the developing future of Denver dance on March 8, 2019!
Jane E. Werle: As an infant Jane E. Werle, unable to protest, was removed from Colorado by her well-meaning parents. In 2004 she was able to rectify this error when she relocated from Massachusetts to Boulder for graduate school. One M.F.A. and a husband later, Jane works to further the arts in the Front Range as a writer/editor and dance enthusiast (no-shame, first-on-the-floor amateur– despite some training– dancer). Jane is also a longtime nanny and a visual artist, taking one of these very seriously and the other as a growth experience. Every child she’s cared for has experienced some form of the SDP: Spontaneous Dance Party.