“Variations on ‘Sand’,” a collaborative performance featuring three interpretations of a poem by award-winning poet and Colorado College English Professor Jane Hilberry, will be presented in celebration of the 30th anniversary of Colorado College’s Summer Music Festival. Performances featuring dance, music, and video will be held at 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 17 and 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 18 in the Main Space at the Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center.
The project began when Hilberry met composer Gabriel Globus-Hoenich at an artist residency at the Banff Center in Alberta, Canada. During the residency, Globus-Hoenich created the jazz composition that forms the nexus of the current collaboration.
“Variations on ‘Sand’ ” includes:
- A reading of the poem by creator Hilberry.
- A composition by Globus-Henich featuring Lila Mori, vocals; Jana Lee Ross, vocals and piano; Bambam Rodriguez, bass guitar; Tim Wendel, guitar; and Globus-Henich, percussion.
- An expressive movement piece for two dancers created by CC Associate Dance Professor Shawn Womack and featuring dancers Mary Ripper Baker and Aoi Koenig.
- A video installation created by CC Artist-in-Residence and Lecturer in Dance Patrizia Herminjard and featuring dancers Anusha Kedhar and Marin Day.
The 9:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 17 program requires tickets to the Summer Music Festival’s Orchestra Concert. Tickets, available at Worner Information Desk or www.ticketswest.com, are $25 for the general public, $20 with a CC ID, and $5 with ID for students from any institution. No tickets are required for the free program at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 18. The Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center is located at 825 N. Cascade Ave.