2015 Festival Performance Line Up
DANCE THEATER STAGE:
Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
CPRD aims to serve as a local anchor and international destination for the study and celebration of culture with an emphasis on dance and its relation to community empowerment and democratic renewal. There are four pillars of the organization, namely, the CPRD Ensemble, Academy, Theatre, and Education programs. Working in concert, CPRD programs have created an oasis where a varied population – by gender, race, age and ethnicity – gather to study and appreciate a modern, cross-cultural approach to creative community development. Today, CPRD represents one of the largest cultural arts institutions in the Rocky Mountain region serving more 60,000 people each year.
Live Wave Communidance Band
CommuniDance is a free-form, expressive local movement community comprised of men and women from diverse personal and professional backgrounds who come together to express themselves through movement, dance, and music. The CommuniDance Live Wave Band will perform at What If….
Krithika Performing Arts
Brazilian Capoeira is unique combination of kicks, acrobatic movements, dance influences and live music, capoeira is more than just a martial art. Capoeira will be one of the most enjoyable and challenging art forms you’ll ever encounter.
Amerikazoo the Beautiful
Bring your own kazoo of make your own at Booth 16 to sing along with “America the Beautiful,” which was written just a block north of the festival!
A Gold’s Gym instructor will showcase the gym’s dance classes, including Zumba, Sh’Bam, and BodyJam!
Ormao Dance Company
Ormao seeks to bring premier, challenging modern dance performance and classes to Colorado Springs and Colorado as a whole.
My Name is Harriett
My Name is Harriett is a sound builder, looping violin and uke, weaving rhythms, melodies, and counterpoint with voluble, bluesy, and vaudevillian vocals.
Madera Dulce is “a rare combination of Bass Clarinet and Contrabass Guitar that elicits an inviting and elusive sound; a deep resonant acoustic tonality.” “A unique and engaging vision of modern and impassioned instrumental music.”
Charlie Milo Trio
Charlie Milo Trio is the Colorado Springs Independent’s winner for Best Funk Musician, Charlie Milo’s soul/funk/R&B combination is influenced by Ornette Coleman, Frank Zappa, and Ludwig van Beethoven.
Mo’ Mungus puts a new twist on classic vintage reggae.
Xanthe Alexis’ new project, The Electric Universe, leans toward vintage acoustic country-blues, with soulful lead vocals, banjo, and lap steel.
Leopard and the Vine
Leopard and the Vine offers global fusion performance art with an emphasis on Latin Gypsy Music.
The Reminders are a remarkable hip-hop duo that is steadily rising to the top of the independent music scene. The team, consisting of Brussels-born emcee Big Samir, and Queens-born emcee/vocalist Aja Black, are definitely a creative force to be reckoned with. Big Samir, weaves intricate rhythmic patterns with a bilingual French/English flow, displaying his street-smart credibility in both his lyrics and cool demeanor.
Springs Harmony is an a cappella group based out of Colorado Springs. They are a talented, dedicated group of musicians who love to perform!
Last Call Romance
Lazer and Levi
Lazer and Levi are a brother duo that displays a modern pop twist on melodic acoustic music that appeals to all demographic. They shine their life experiences through their moving lyrics, memorable melodies, and their sense of humor.
Eros and the Eschaton
Eros and the Eschaton performs shoegaze-inspired modern indie rock.
Peter Bradley Adams (on his national tour)
Peter Bradley Adams was formerly one half of the duo, eastmountainsouth, signed by Robbie Robertson (of The Band) to DreamWorks Records in 2002. Adams co-produced their debut album with Mitchell Froom and toured extensively for the next year and a half with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Tracy Chapman, Joan Baez and Nelly Furtado. Their single, “You Dance” was a #1 AAA radio hit (top 5 for 2 months) in 2003, which led to a performance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on September 24, 2003. Their last show was later that same month at the THollywood Bowl with Shelby Lynne and Lyle Lovett. It was not long after that when Adams decided to venture on his own and become a solo artist. He has released four solo records.
DINING OASIS STAGE
These performers include Wyatt Grueter, Sophia Hanna, Evie Goldman, and the Random Paper Jams
Katie Sleeveless performs folk music.
Ryan Flores is a multi-instrumentalist who has sung and written for Ondas and Moonhoney.
WHAT IF… FESTIVAL THEATER STAGE
10:30 to 11 Springs Ensemble Theater
11 to 11:45 Tin Roof Productions
11:45 to 12:30 Red Herring Productions, Inc. Spencer & Julie Penrose, Historical Speakers
12:30 to 1 Red Herring Productions, Inc. Jimmy Burns, Historical Speaker
1 to 1:30 Iron Springs Chateau
1:30 to 2:15 Star Bar Players
2:15 to 3 Black Box Theater
Red Herring Productions, Inc.
Red Herring Productions has provided entertainment for murder mystery dinner shows, as well as historical speakers, in Colorado, Wyoming, and beyond for 30 years. Attend a hilarious murder mystery on the Royal Gorge Route, Briarhurst Manor, and the Melting Pot.
Tin Roof Productions
Tin Roof Productions is a nonprofit which began in 2008 with the advent of Shakespeare Off The Shelf. The Crucible won the Silver Medal for Best Play in Best of the Springs 2011, and Sense and Sensibility was awarded the Silver Medal for Best Musical.
Iron Springs Chateau
For over 50 years, The Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater has provided the Pike’s Peak region with evenings of melodrama, comedy, and quality entertainment.
Star Bar Players
Star Bar became an integral part of the Springs’ cultural landscape and has come to hold the distinction of being the oldest theatre company in the area.
Springs Ensemble Theater
Springs Ensemble Theater presents contemporary, challenging, thought-provoking theatre for Colorado and the Front Range.