2016

festival artists

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Jimmy Ortiz
4 Pelos/Losdenmedium Costa Rican Dance Company

Renowned for his innovative creations for the stage and public spaces and his leadership in building a thriving contemporary dance scene in Central America...


Robert Lizano

Roberto Lizano is a master of contemporary Costa Rican plastic arts. He’s a drawer, painter, sculptor and besides, a Civil Engineer and an Artisan...


Kaminari Taiko Drums

Crestone Kaminari Taiko Group from The Shumei International Institute...


3rd Law Dance/Theater

Every performance is filled with athletic virtuosic dance, dramatic soundscapes, moving imagery, thoughtful and engaging narration, and vivid and imaginative costuming and lighting...


Douglas Rouse

...Currently, I am a member of the board of the Pikes Peak Arts Council (PPAC). This year they agreed to be my fiscal sponsor in order to seek grants for "The 12 Mural Project."


John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin has forged a choreographic career making idiosyncratic and symbolic dances that constantly stretch the definition of modern dance...


Janet Johnson
(Artistic Director, Ormao Dance Company)

As the founder of the Ormao Dance Company, Ms. Johnson has brought a longed for level of professional contemporary dance to our city...


Quattro Mani

Pianists Susan Grace and Alice Rybak bring together two distinguished careers. Each has earned recognition as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States and abroad...


David Capps

David Capps recently returned to New York City to join the faculty of Hunter College, after 13 years at the University of Colorado/Boulder...


Ila Conoley

ILA CONOLEY began her studies at the Air Force Academy Community Center with Laura Davis, founder of the Dance Center of Colorado Springs.


CVAE
(The Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble)

Every aspect of CVAE’s operation is driven by its mission: enriching lives through excellence in choral art...


Colorado Springs Chorale
(Don Jenkins, Artistic Director & Conductor)

Professor Emeritus of Music at Colorado College...


Michael Cellan

Michael Cellan, retired Manitou Springs High School art teacher, Artist, owner and art teacher for "Great Art Workshops" and co-owner of "The Bridge Gallery"...


Kevin Beechwood

Kevin Co-Produced the short film The Last Bogatyr, (by Sarah R. Lotfi), which is currently a nominee for a 2010 Student Academy Award...


Doug Beechwood

Doug's performances utilize an ecclectic ensemble of high and low tech video hardware, video-samples, and live cameras which present an immersive perspective of a live linear experience...


Jym Fair
(aka: pixylight)

Pixylight has toured the US and Europe performing his lucid Visual-Magick at clubs and outdoor venues...