Beyond Boundaries to test limits of poetry in motion

GEORGE BROWN/Special to the Sentinel The Beyond Boundaries Dance Collective 2013 Summer Dance Concerts are set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 11–13, in the Mesa Experimental Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University.



Poetry in motion comes to life with dance pieces that incorporate the spoken word in the Beyond Boundaries Dance Collective 2013 Summer Dance Concert, which will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, July 11–13.

“So Long Enough,” a piece by Laura Bradley, will feature AJ Labrum and five other Colorado Mesa University students in a suite of duets that incorporate the poetry of CMU English faculty member Carol Christ, according to a news release.

Beyond Boundaries Dance Collective was co-founded in 2005 as a collaboration among dancers in the community with a focus on contemporary dance. Proceeds from the summer dance concert support a grant for CMU dance students.

Labrum, the 2013 grant recipient, will perform duets in two additional pieces, choreographed by members of the Beyond Boundaries artistic committee, the release said.

Other pieces to be performed are a uniquely acrobatic work presented by members of an Acro Yoga group, and an upbeat piece by a quintet of female dancers featuring guest artist Shelly Clements. Clements is a CMU graduate with a degree in Spanish who had a professional career in dance and spent time living in Mexico.

The dance concert performances will take place at the Mesa Experimental Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center at Colorado Mesa University, 1231 N. 12th St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased at the door, cash or check only.


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