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Thursday, March 1,2012

Comedy crusaders hit Boulder

Why doesn’t this town have a comedy scene?

By Amanda Moutinho
With Boulder’s fixation on eco-friendly products, gluten-free food and meditation, it’s no surprise that some comedians find Boulder to be a goldmine of material.“I do this bit about
Thursday, March 1,2012

Poets and teens team up to tame body image issues

Boulder Youth Body Alliance seeks to redefine beauty

By Amanda Moutinho
Two years ago, performance poet Sonya Rene Taylor was chatting with a friend who was having an issue in the bedroom. Her friend had cerebral palsy, and she felt awkward asking her partner for the special attention she needed because of her disability.
Thursday, February 23,2012

I love Shrew-cy

Denver Center knocks the Bard out of the ballpark

By Gary Zeidner
If Front Range theatre were baseball, the Denver Center Theatre Company would be the Major League. Walking into the Stage Theatre is like walking into a pro ballpark. The energy crackles in a way that it simply doesn’t in many smaller venues, and audience expectations are understandably higher than they would be at a “minor league” performance.
Thursday, February 9,2012

Valentine’s Day weekend in nether-land

‘The Vagina Monologues’ explores the trials and tribulations of vaginas

By Amanda Moutinho
“Why can’t they find a way to subtly lubricate the tampon?” the speaker asks in the monologue “My Angry Vagina.” “As soon as my vagina sees it, it goes into shock. It says forget it. It closes up. You need to work with the vagina, introduce it to things, prepare the way."
Thursday, February 2,2012

Curiouser about Curious

Why it’s worth getting interested in this Denver theatre company

By Elizabeth Miller
About 10,000 playwrights live and work in the country, but in the past 10 years, there have been an average of two new plays produced on Broadway each year, according to Jason Loewith, executive director of the National New Play Network.
Thursday, February 2,2012

In the heart of Cirque du Soleil

Boulder Weekly dives into the company’s Montreal headquarters and gets a behind-the-scenes look at how it all happens

By David Accomazzo
Put the name of Quebec billionaire Guy Lalibert√©, the mercurial founder of Cirque du Soleil, into YouTube, and the first result isn’t circus-related but a six-and-a-half-minute clip from a high-stakes game of Texas Hold ’em.
Thursday, January 26,2012

Haunting harmonies

The ‘other’ Phantom presents a different take on an iconic tale

By Gary Zeidner
What is your first thought when you hear the phrase “the phantom of the opera?” Unless you’re an unabashed bibliophile or literary-minded Francophile, it’s almost certainly not the novel, Le Fantome de l’Opera, written by Gaston Leroux in 1910. Still, that early 20th century flight of fancy introduced the world to the grotesquely deformed music lover and catacomb dweller, Erik, he of the half mask and three-quarters madness.
Thursday, January 26,2012

Inside the heads of circus performers

Cirque du Soleil's resident 'performance psychologist' explains what makes circus artists tick

By David Accomazzo
A typical Cirque du Soleil show is a long way from the “Greatest Show on Earth” of the early 1900s. Gone is the ringmaster entreating you to step right up and see a fabulous variety show, and animals and sideshows are nowhere to be seen. The Big Top, that is, the tent where it all goes down, is no longer a requirement either.
Thursday, January 19,2012

If you can’t dance, don’t sit it out

Pilobolus rewrites the rules of modern dance

By Elizabeth Miller
Four college students with no prior dance experience enrolled in a dance class and, lacking the traditional dance vocabulary, started to play with what their bodies could do. They went on to launch a dance company that has been turning the ideas of modern dance on their head — and wrapping them around, tying them in knots and bending them backwards.
Thursday, January 12,2012

Creative co-operation

The art of keeping it local

By Krystal Baugher
What do you get when you mix Marxists, socialists and communists? A cooperative housing unit in the heart of Boulder known as Chrysalis. And what happens at coops after the collective gardening and cooking and cleaning gets done? Pure, enchanted creativity.
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