CONVERSATIONS
FROM THE FLOOR

CONVERSATIONS FROM THE FLOOR

feedback session between audience and artist

Feel with movement and leave it all on the dance floor including your questions for the artists. Conversations From the Floor is an interactive event for you to converse with local artists. Enjoy a performance then learn about what inspired them with a candid conversation with the performers

Conversation ONE

A Pas De Deux, or dance for two

Participate in an exciting interactive evening filled with ideas, emotion, and movement. Artists and audience members engage in dialogue with each other, inspired thorough a dynamic exchange of verbal and non-verbal communication. Our featured guests will present works in progress, or workshop pieces in real time, to create authentic dialogue between the artists and audience.

 

FEATURED GUESTS

EVOLVE DANCE PROJECT

Evolve Dance Project (EDP) is a Southern Colorado (SOCO) professional dance company that was created to enhance SOCO culture through movement, connection, and outreach. The piece “Glass House” explores how fragility and vulnerability can be painful. It dives into the dichotomy between our desires to be seen by others, to belong and have purpose, and the inherent vulnerability.
See video HERE

MORAPORVIDA CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Moraporvida Contemporary Dance (MPVCD) is a Denver based Contemporary Dance company that creates physical and provocative work. One of the newer works that has entered the repertory of MPVCD is Jacob Mora’s “Trace Memory”. Like many pieces in the MPVCD rep, this piece is an exploration of the human condition. Based on the many definitions of Trace, This piece looks at the longing and chasing of the ideal self. How moments in time can create trauma or do damage. Through sound and imagery, the company highlights newer sections of this 30 min work.

BOULDER BALLET

Ben Needham-Wood’s Sun and Steel was originally choreographed for Boulder Ballet’s Season Opener in 2023. The Ballet is based on controversial Japanese Author, Yukio Mishimo’s text Sun and Steel addressing the intersection of action and art. Boulder Ballet plans to expand this ballet from 17-30 minutes this spring and is looking forward to having input and feedback from the audiences at Conversations from the Floor. 
See video HERE

meet our emcee | Keith Haynes

OUR DYNAMIC PROGRAM HOST

Keith Haynes, a Houston native, is a dancer, choreographer, and educator based in the Denver/Boulder Metropolitan area. He received a B.F.A in Radio/Television from Stephen F. Austin State University and an M.F.A in performance and choreography with a secondary emphasis in video projection design from the University of Colorado Boulder. Currently, Haynes is the co-artistic director and choreographer for VisKosity Dance Collective www.viskositydancecollective.com alongside creative partner, Vivian Kim, MFA.

CONVERSATIONS FROM THE FLOOR

Sat April 13
Doors Open 6pm
Conversations 6:30pm
Networking 7:30 – 8:30pm
cash bar & light snacks

MCA Denver
at
Holiday Theater

2644 W 32nd Ave
Denver, CO 80211

Tickets: $25 donation.
Buy 1 ticket and get $5 off promo code for Presenting Denver Dance Festival 2024.

MCA Denver at Holiday Theater