(Author's note: Yes, this is my company)
Transition: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.
Life is a series of transitional moments. And, these moments can be monumental or very small in the way our lives change course. Without transition life doesn’t move forward and can become stale or stagnant. However, transition can be a source of fear or trepidation. Often when moments of change present themselves or, perhaps, are even forced upon us, we tend to mull them over, look into the past and compare what has happened previously to what will happen now or in the future. But, life moves on, people move on, and change is almost always necessary. The question, I suppose, is how do we rise to the challenge of evolution and growth?
The Boulder based modern dance company, Cindy Brandle Dance Company, premieres their new evening-length concert “In Transit” at the Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theatre January 24, 25, 26. Chicago transplant Cindy Brandle moved her company, of almost 10 years, to Boulder in 2010. After performing in various festivals in Boulder and Denver, creating an original work on the dance students at CU Boulder and traveling back to Chicago several times to perform, Brandle presents an exploration on the concept of transitional moments in one’s life and how it shapes our individual journeys.
The idea of transition became of source of contemplation throughout her lifetime as she lived through the dissolving of personal relationships, the development of her career as a dancer and choreographer, becoming a wife, becoming a mother, moving from Chicago to Boulder, and building a new life in a completely different environment. Each development and change indeed shapes a person’s personal life experiences, but, naturally, it changes you.
Utilizing fresh, athletic movement and touching original videos CBDC moves the audience through a seamless thread of dance pieces. Performed by some of Boulder and Denver’s finest dance artists, “In Transit” will transport you.
This is not a transition. It is simply the moment in between.
Cindy Brandle Dance Company presents “In Transit”
The Dairy Center for the Arts, East Theatre
2590 Walnut St, Boulder
January 24, 25, 26
Friday/Saturday 8:00 pm
Sunday 7:00 pm
$18/$15 students, seniors
Reserve tickets online at http://www.thedairy.org/buy-tickets-2/ or phone 303.444.7328
Find out more about Cindy Brandle Dance Co. visit www.cindybrandledance.com