Crossman Dans(c)e at Dance Initiative in Carbondale

Dance Initiative, a Carbondale-based organization that provides in-school creative dance education, commissions local artists to choreograph original compositions, hosts a residency program, produces the annual Spectrum Dance Festival, and offers community workshops is excited to announce its upcoming Artist in Residence Program: Crossman Dans(c)e.

August 5th through August 11thCrossman Dans(c)e, a New York-based contemporary dance company, will entertain its audiences with performances and workshops at Dance Initiative’s Launchpad, a dance studio located at 76 South 4th Street in Carbondale.

Crossman Dans(c)e looks at humanity in formalism or how the pedestrian can co-exist with the virtuosic and has performed in several New York dance programs, including DanceRoulette, La MaMa Moves!, and Norte Maar’s Dance at Socrates.

Dylan Crossman created Crossman Dans(c)e in 2013 after several years of living in New York, where he worked with choreographers Julia K. Gleich and Sean Curran, became a founding member of Peter Kyle Dance, joined Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and more. Dylan also works with children as well as adults, introducing them to Merce Cunningham’s creative ideas and philosophy.

In Carbondale, he will be joined by Sumi Clements, Artistic Director of Summation Dance (NYC) and MFA graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts; Jason Collins, dance-based performer and producer and BFA graduate of The Julliard School; and Christine Flores, BFA graduate of New World School of the Arts in Miami.

The following are highlights of Crossman Dans(c)e Artist in Residency:

Q&A with Dylan Crossman, Free
August 7th, 7 pm 
Beer Works, 647 Main St., Carbondale 

All Levels Cunningham Dance Workshop, $15
August 11th, 10 am – 11:45 am 
The Launchpad, 76 South 4th Street, Carbondale

Works in Progress Performance, $15
August 11th, 7 pm 
The Launchpad, 76 South 4th Street, Carbondale

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Crossman Dans(c)e at Dance Initiative in Carbondale Colorado