JACKSON, Wyo. – This summer season thrills the community! Dancers’ workshop is proud to present opportunities for locals and visitors to experience live entertainment… together again.
From July 22-24, Dancers’ Workshop (DW) welcomes David Dorfman Dance, the very first commissioned artist in residence, as one of their first showcases this summer with in-person classes and community events.
David Dorfman Dance Executive Director Erin Roy moved to Jackson earlier this year to expand her role as General Manager to both Dancers’ Workshop and David Dorfman Dance. Babs Case, after 22 years of dual role as General Manager and Artistic Director of Dancers’ Workshop, retains her position as Deputy Director, working hand in hand with Erin.
With Erin as ED and Babs as AD, DW’s Contemporary Dance Wyoming and David Dorfman Dance are exploring dance together this summer. The collaboration between the two companies presents an analysis of the human experience related to identity, power, race and loss. All topics fit so well in these unprecedented times in our community and around the world.
The collective mission of dance companies for the reintroduction of live performances was to reintroduce a space outside the community. Then on July 6, DW, in partnership with Wonder Institute, First Republic and The Center for the Arts, began classes on an outdoor stage under a tent.
The Center Park tent is Wyoming’s contemporary dance hub with David Dorfman Dance on the evenings of July 22, 23 and 24. Dance companies share a similar creative aesthetic that often combines spoken word, visual arts, and live music. Everyone in the dance company is eager to share this invaluable combination with each member of the community and their guests. Donations are accepted but no tickets are required for performances. Don’t forget to bring your own blankets, lawn chairs and your evening picnic!
Donations can be made to this link.