Colorado got some major Summation fever this month as Sumi traveled west to participate in Boulders Jazz Dance Workshop! This annual workshop is a pre-professional intensive comprised of professional dancers and choreographers active in dance communities from cities all around the country! And this intensive was jam PACKED full of dance activities!
In just 2-5 weeks Sumi spent her time teaching the Modern III-IV level technique, taking the other advanced dance classes offered, setting a repertory piece on the students, choreographing a piece on the IDT dancers, and learning five other pieces that she eventually performed in too. Sweet Dance Jesus. A dance intensive indeed! All this adding up to a very full AND fullfilling several weeks though!
“Between the superstar faculty and performers, my time at Boulder expands my choreographic and performative approaches, and I always come back to NY refreshed and inspired. It’s also like being at summer camp because you are surrounded by people that you love and miss during the year, who also love being immersed in this environment, who support you, inspire you…and most of all, get ridiculous with you….from life-sized Jenga tournaments to being asked to stop “dancing on the ceiling”, the laughs I have during these weeks add years onto my life. And feed my dancing soul…”
Well Sumi, we can’t wait to see what inspirational things come out of all of your experiences and collaborations.
In fact, you can see it put into action this September when Summation debuts their new piece, At the Hour, for their 5th year Anniversary Celebration at BAM! Pre-sale tickets are already on sale and can be purchased here!
See you all in one month!