Featuring choreographers from
NEW YORK - DENVER
HOUSTON - SAN FRANCISCO
June 3, 2018
$15 - $20
DL Parsons Theatre
11801 Community Center Dr, Denver CO
Perspective Exchange unites a cross-country dance community for a fleeting performance nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, demonstrating the varied voices of 5 strong feminist choreographers including Ali Weeks & Anna Claire Brunelli (Denver), Jacquelyne Jay Boe (Houston), Caitlin Sikora (New York) and Tanya Chianese (San Francisco). The performance is an opportunity to witness women, unbound by distance or ceiling, exploring a new world as they create it.
MEET THE CHOREOGRAPHERS
NEW YORK - Caitlin Sikora
Caitlin Sikora is an NYC-based dancer, choreographer, and software engineer. She holds a BA in Dance and a BS Physics with Honors from UC Irvine, an MFA in Dance from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and an MS in Integrated Digital Media from NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Her creative work has been featured in the Boulder International Fringe Festival, Warwick Summer Arts Festival, MIT’s Hacking Arts Festival, Flux Factory, and SXSW. Sikora has danced professionally with Winifred Harris’s Between Lines Dance Company, Indah Walsh Dance Company, and Hannah Kahn Dance Company. She has performed works by William Forsythe, Merce Cunningham, Ohad Naharin, and many others. Her research in movement and technology has won her one residency, four grants, a publication, and incubator support for co-founding startup Remo Technologies, Inc. She currently works as an engineer at Google and continues to dance and choreograph as much as possible.
DENVER - Anna Claire Brunelli
Anna Claire Brunelli a native of Austin, Tx, and graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2011 with a BFA in Modern Dance. After graduating she danced with the Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Co and Chaddick Dance Theater before moving to Denver, where she was a member of the Hannah Kahn Dance Company for five seasons. Claire has choreographed for a variety of High Schools in the Denver Metro area, and recently performed a solo for the Athena Projects’ Evening of World Dance. Claire is also the creator and producer of the Choreographers Collective, now in its fifth year. the Collective strives to create a unique platform for choreography and performance for the dance community in Denver.
DENVER - Ali Weeks
Ali Weeks is a Midwesterner by birth, a Californian by heart, and a Coloradan by residence. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she had the opportunity to travel to Taipei, Taiwan, and Salvador, Brazil to study and perform. After graduation, she moved to San Francisco where she earned her Pilates certifications and had the pleasure of dancing with Kristin Damrow & Company, ka·nei·see | collective, Bianca Cabrera’s Blind Tiger Society, Alma Esperanza Cunningham Movement, and more. Since moving to Denver, she’s performed with Winifred Harris’ Between Lines, Cindy Brandle Dance Company, and Moraporvida Contemporary Dance. In addition to her dance pursuits, Ali is a freelance writer and editor, specializing in health and wellness.
HOUSTON - Jacquelyne Jay Boe
Jacquelyne is Houston based professional dancer, choreographer and educator interested in personal growth and development through arts and wellness. Boe received her early education from the High School for Performing and Visual Arts Houston and her BFA from the University of Oklahoma, where she graduated as the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, Graduate of the Year. She is currently a company member of Frame Dance and Hopestone Dance. Boe has also had the pleasure of working with organizations and individual artist such as Erick Hawkins Dance, Erin Reck, Houston Grand Opera in 2016 productions Carousel, Nixon in China and Faust, Noble Motion Dance, Open Dance Project and Teresa Chapman among others. Boe is a critically acclaimed dance maker that has been creating original works since 2014. Since then she was awarded the Houston Press’;100 Creatives honor and was a recipient of Dance Source Houston's Artist in Residence Program for 2015-2016.Jacquelyne teaches a wide range of technical levels and ages for organizations such as Frame Dance, the Hope Project and the Houston Ballet.
SAN FRANCISCO - Tanya Chianese
Tanya Chianese is the Artistic Director of contemporary dance company ka·nei·see | collective (kaneisee.org and @kaneisee). In the four years since the company’s inception, her choreography has received two audience choice awards, four residencies, twelve festival invitations, four tours, three commissions, and multiple grants. In addition to her work as a choreographer, Tanya has performed professionally throughout the United States and parts of China as a freelance dancer. She currently teaches at Shawl-Anderson Dance Center, Roco Dance, Berkeley Ballet Theater, and Ace Dance Academy, and is also a guest teacher at San Francisco State University, Dance Mission Theater and City College of San Francisco. She has worked as an administrator for Oklahoma City Ballet, Epiphany Productions and Dance Anywhere, and holds a BFA in Modern Dance and BA in Art History from the University of Oklahoma. Tanya was recently honored as the guest speaker at San Francisco State University’s 2017 Graduation Ceremony, and she looks forward to traveling to Nicaragua with JUNTOS Collective as guest choreographer in Summer 2018.