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CLOSE LOOK: Gwen Ritchie

FloorSpace Studio Presents:

CLOSE LOOK a series of solo performances.
One artist. One night. Coinciding with NoBo First Fridays.
Free. Donations accepted.
Doors open 15 minutes before showtime.
Parking on street.

Upcoming Artists
November 1st: Gwen Ritchie
2 showings: 7-7:30pm and 8-8:30pm


Gwen Hunter Ritchie holds a BA cum laude in Dance from the University of South Florida, attended SUNY Purchase, and an MFA in dance and somatics from the University of Colorado Boulder. She has danced professionally with various contemporary dance companies/choreographers including: Malashock Dance & Company, Liz Lerman and the Dance Exchange, Lower Left Dance, Dance Alloy, PearlArts, and The Kevin Wynn Collection. She directed her own repertory dance company, LABCO Dance in Pittsburgh from 2002-2009. Her research interests include ensemble improvisation, contact improvisation, the intersection of dance and disability, interdisciplinary collaboration and disrupting hierarchical structures in dance. Gwen is currently teaching a somatic approach to contact improvisation and contemporary dance at Naropa University and a somatic approach to dance for children with autism at The Joshua School Boulder. She lives with her husband, three wonderful kids, and dog in North Boulder.

Co-curated by Julie Rothschild and Meg Madorin, CLOSE LOOK aims to promote dance and performance off the stage. Housed within FloorSpace Studio in North Boulder, solo artists are given one evening, 400 sq ft, an honorarium, studio access for rehearsals, and production support to make and share their work. The intimate nature of the venue provides immediate confines from which to negotiate one's artistic freedom. An intention of the series is to witness how each artist navigates these challenges differently. Our mission is to provide opportunities for the public and this diverse group of artists to engage within close quarters.

Upcoming Artists

December 6th: Constance Harris

February 7th: Kevin Hoth

Past Artists

Meg Madorin - May 3, 2019

Julie Rothschild - June 7, 2019

Jun Akiyama - September 6, 2019

Earlier Event: September 20
Disappearance Alone. Anna K. Potter