Performance Calendar

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Work on the EdgeWork On the Edge: February Performance Festival

a February Performance Festival of New Works
by our Graduating Class of 2014 

Magic, Mystery, and Bomba
Beds, Boxes and Wuthering Heights
Fairy Tales, Heroic Journeys and an Upper East Side gelato shop.
Oh! Did we mention Food Trucks so you can make a day of it?

This eclectic group of eleven artists delves deeply into what makes us uniquely human. Using multiple performance methods that incorporate the program's research into voice, movement and devised work, these intrepid individuals bring you three weekends of lively entertainment from the EDGE.

Saturdays and Sundays February 8 - February 23, 2014
All performances (except Ye Talk's*) will be held at the Naropa University Nalanda Campus at 6287 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder CO.

*Ye Talk's shows will be held at 5:00 p.m. on February 15th and at 3:00 p.m on February 6th at The Student Commons on the Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder CO. See below for more information.

Saturday's Food Truck: McDevitt Taco Supply
Sunday's Food Truck: Wheel and Whisk


Any single ticket or package can be used for any performance.

$7  – Single Ticket
$18 – 3 Show Pass
$27 – 5 Show Pass
$50 – All show Pass (10 tickets)
Free for Naropa Students, Faculty and Staff
Phone: 303-245-4798

Purchase your individual or multi-ticket package at

Come to the edge . . .


Week One:

Ana Cantorån Viromontes: Tree of Life

Three of LifeA ritual. An offering. An invocation.
Saturday, February 8th at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 9th at 7:00 p.m.

Jacques Morrow: Jacques in the Box

Jacques in the Box Jacques escapes from the box...movement ensues. A 45 minute movement/dance extravaganza...honestly anything could happen.
Saturday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. 
Sunday, February 9th at 3:00 p.m.

Nate Speare: SCREAME

SCREAMEStorytelling. Longing. Euphoria. The protagonist returns to a sales job at a gelato shop and obsesses over its beauty, sadness and wildness.
Saturday, February 8th at 9:00 p.m. 
Sunday, February 9th at 5:00 p.m.

Week Two:

Andi Dudziak: Bedlament

BedlamentA physical-based exploration, Bedlament uses the voices of hysteria to examine the tensions between the female spirit and the limits of gender ideologies.
Saturday, February 15th at 9:00 p.m. 
Sunday, February 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Jamie McKittrick: SPARKLE: Ta-Daaa!!!

SPARKLE: Ta-Daaa!!!Cupcakes, the heart, sequins, tap dancing, and even a little magic abound in this traveling theatrical experience. The audience will follow a guide through the space to experience joy and connection through this immersive performance.
Saturday, February 15th at 7:00 p.m. 
Sunday, February 16th at 5:00 p.m.

Ye Taik: Wuthering Heights

Wuthering HeightsExile's children go in bliss to the countries of their father's dreams on nights of defeat. Inspired by Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights.
Saturday, February 15th at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 16th at 3:00 p.m.
*Please note this different performance location: The Student Commons on the Arapahoe Campus, 2130 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder CO


Week Three

Vickie Curtis: Caryopsis

CaryopsisThe story of three sisters, Corn, Beans, and Squash, re-turning to their wild selves through ritual, movement, and memory. With the help of two ghosts, a dusty attic, and their new Palestinian neighbor, the three women face questions about love and freedom, responsibility, and escaping a canned modern world. 
Saturday, February 22nd at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 23rd at 3:00 p.m.

Kebrina Josefina De Jesus: Definition of Magic

Definition of MagicEmbark on a mythical-musical-movement journey to discover your own truth . . . An original performance piece created by Kebrina Josefina De Jesus, directed by Katie Jones, and musically directed by Ben Christensen.
Saturday, February 22nd at 9:00 p.m. 
Sunday, February 23rd at 5:00 p.m.


Molly Kampf: Grasping Broken

Grasping Broken by Molly KampfMolly and her three performers will create an environment somewhere between dream and reality; that includes sound, movement, and a story about fear. Refusing to let go, they try not to hold on too tight.
Saturday, February 22nd at 3:00 p.m. 
Sunday, February 23rd at 1:00 p.m.


Hrefna Larusdottir & Jenni Messner: The Way To Dusty Death

Hrefna Larusdottir & Jenni MessnerWhat do we leave behind when we decide to escape? What do we miss when we remain? Dusty Death is a choreographed installation piece about the mythic and mundane.
Saturday, February 22nd at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday February 23rd at 7:00 p.m.