LIVE Performance of "Letter to Congress: a WILD sanity" - aspenreallife

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LIVE Performance of “Letter to Congress: a WILD sanity”

August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - August 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm UTC-6

Dance Initiative presents the live peformance of the outdoor dance film “Letter To Congress: A WILD Sanity” choreographed by Deborah Colley and performed live by dancers of CoMotion: a conscious movement project and local Indie Folk band Raccoon Fight. The participating artists are excited to share this project with a live setting during this site specific performance. The audience can expect to see and hear the original choreography, music, and narrative from the film be performed in real time against the backdrop of Mount Sopris!

Letter To Congress: A WILD Sanity is inspired by Wallace Stegner’s famous Wilderness Letter written in 1960 to Congress, which supported the preservation of wilderness not just for ecological purposes, but for the sake of human sanity, and spirit. In his words “We simply need that wild country available to us, even if we never do more than drive to its edge and look in. For it can be a means of reassuring ourselves of our sanity as creatures, a part of the geography of hope”. Deborah and her collaborators have created a similar letter, but instead of relying on words, they are utilizing the power of the performance arts to communicate things that can not always be said and felt with words. In the film this letter is danced, spoken, and sung all in some of the most inspiring public lands found in the Rocky Mountains. And since many lawmakers do not have time to get outside, we are bringing that experience to them through film.

PLEASE NOTE that this performance is very unique in that is travels from outdoor site to outdoor site, each with in 50 to 100 yards on uneven ground and no seating will be provided. Please wear a hat, sunglasses, proper outdoor shoes, and sunscreen and bring a water bottle and a folding camp chair! Carpooling and biking is strongly encouraged at parking is limited to 30 cars only!

Tickets are $15 and are ONLY available online at


August 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
August 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm


Sustainable Settings
6107 Highway 133
Carbondale, CO 81623 United States


Dance Initiative