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COLORADO'S AERIAL DANCE FESTIVAL.



Until recently, only dancers with a big jump could float above ground. Then choreographer cho·re·o·graph  
v. cho·re·o·graphed, cho·re·o·graph·ing, cho·re·o·graphs

v.tr.
1. To create the choreography of: choreograph a ballet.

2.
 Terry Sendgraff invented the low-flying trapeze in 1975, and countless dancers took to the air. This special trapeze, with its double bars and hand and foot loops, spins as well as swings, yielding countless in-air choreographic possibilities.

Celebrating this and other aerial dance Aerial modern dance is a sub-genre of modern dance which was first recognized in the United States in the 1970s. The choreography incorporates specialty apparatus often attached to the ceiling, allowing performers to explore space in three-dimensions.  advancements, choreographer Nancy Smith presents Colorado's first Aerial Dance Festival August 2 to 7 in Boulder. It's the only festival nationwide that focuses entirely on technical training for aerial work. Smith has assembled a faculty of aerial experts: Catherine Gauch (Aerial Artistry art·ist·ry  
n.
1. Artistic ability: a sculptor of great artistry.

2. Artistic quality or craft: the artistry of a poem.
 of Aspen) whose new forms of air dancing employ ropes, bungee cords, hoops, and fabric; Smith, artistic director of Frequent Flyers frequent flyer Hospital practice A popular term for a Pt who is regularly admitted to a particular ER or health care facility, for various reasons , Inc., creator of large multimedia aerial dance productions, like her recent World War II-based Swing Swing Swing; and Carmela Weber, whose Vertical Dance members use rock-climbing techniques to literally climb the walls. Video showings, lectures, and classes in yoga and creative visualization Creative Visualization refers to the practice of seeking to affect the outer world via changing one's thoughts. Although various spiritual traditions claim that our thoughts affect the outer world, the phrase "Creative Visualization" came from the New Age Movement.  round out the bill.
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