"She is.." will illuminate the power of women through contemporary dance and spoken word.
Help The Schiff Dance Collective create its 8th original evening length work, She is....
The Story of She is...
The Schiff Dance Collective held writing/movement workshops with women from the Denver/Boulder Community ages 20-66. During these workshops we explored how we defined ourselves as women. What defines me as a woman? What experiences have shaped this definition? How does it serve me or hold me back? When did I first feel like a woman? Have I been told "no" by anyone because I am a woman? We explored each of these questions and worked toward finding answers that felt empowered and honest to uncover who She is.
During rehearsals over the next four months, Artistic Director, Jenny Schiff and The Schiff Dance Collective will translate information gathered from community workshops into a contemporary dance/spoken word concert. She is... will be presented at The Dairy Center for the Arts on March 1st and 2nd, 2013.
This performance will allow us to share our process of creating a womanhood we can live in and implore the larger community to ask those questions of themselves. Excerpts will be performed at local schools.
How do I get involved?
Your donation through Kickstarter is not only tax-deductible but will go towards theater rental, costumes, and artists stipends. Together we can inspire and enlighten our community through the beauty of dance. So join us. Thank you.
The Schiff Dance Collective is a contemporary dance company with a commitment to inspire and enlighten the public through the beauty of dance; while upholding the foundation, artistry, and heritage of this powerful movement art.
We include, create, and support a community of artists-regardless of their age, gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic class-giving them an opportunity to find their power through creativity and a medium for their voice to be heard.
We are carried by our collective force to a place where we can be free: where we can share, where we can live, where we can heal, where we can dance.
Since 2006, The Schiff Dance Collective (TSDC) has been engaging audiences and students throughout Colorado with both their cutting edge contemporary dance works and exceptional dance classes. The concept of infusing dance with humanity in order to successfully speak to the issues at the heart of the public is what drives the work created and classes taught by TSDC.
Since its inception, TSDC has created 7 original evening length works covering subjects such as: addiction, following ones waking dreams, body image, grief, and breaking free of ones personal prison.
Each concert is based on personal stories collected by TSDC from company members and the Denver/Boulder community. These concerts have engaged hundreds of audience members throughout Colorado at The Dairy Center for the Arts, The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theater, Denver School for the Arts, Colorado College, Denver Dance Festival, Shining Stars Foundation, Boulder Creek Festival, Boulder International Fringe Festival, The Mile High Dance Festival, and the Dance is for Everybody Showcase. Excerpts have also been performed at Boulder Schools.
Testimonials for The Schiff Dance Collective
Over the past few years Boulder's Schiff Dance Collective has gotten better and better. In its latest show, "fits like a gLOVE" .....the Collective knocks one out-of-the-park.
World Dance Reviews
I agree art has so much power when there is that much hope instilled in it. I don't know if one could see it without being moved!
-Sarah Zubrin Evans-
Video: Anthony Cooper at People Productions
Photo: Eliza Karlson at Phat Pencil
Music: Wye Oak
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Each new project has its own challenges.
The largest challenge with this project is to tell the stories that have been collected effectively, so that the concert can rise above the level of the previous one, and be powerful for audience members.
With a show in the late winter in Colorado weather is always a factor.
The Schiff Dance Collective has completed 7 successful evening length choreographic works and is confident that these and any unforeseen challenges can be overcome.
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