CHALLENGE ASPEN ::: TACAW PERFORMANCE
From Friday, July 18 to July 22, Challenge Aspen Music and Dance Camp participants will rehearse, enjoy meals together, and then perform a midday performance of The Greatest Showman at TACAW, on Friday, July 22 at TACAW. Open to the public. Open to all ages and disabilities.
Summer camps: https://challengeaspen.org/summer-camps/
More details: CHALLENGE ASPEN NEWS & UPDATES SUMMER 2022
Aspen Film is excited to announce its 2022 Summer of Cinema lineup, partnering with numerous Aspen-area organizations to bring a broad range of films to the community.
Slated to return are collaborations with: The Collective at Snowmass Base Village for Movies Under the Stars presented by The Collective in partnership with Aspen Film, the Aspen Institute Arts Program for the Eisner/Lauder New Views Documentaries & Dialogue Series, and Anderson Ranch for Movie Night at The Ranch. New for this year, Aspen Film and Here House will present Socrates Film Café events. Other special screenings include a drive-in screening of Amir Bar-Lev’s LONG STRANGE TRIP and a family film event with the USC Shoah Foundation, and Aspen Film’s long-running, monthly Indie Showcase films at the Isis Theatre. For the second consecutive year, Aspen Film also presents a Summer Filmmaking Camp for Teenshosted at the Red Brick Center for the Arts.
Here is a complete list to date of the detailed descriptions of the films and activities for the 2022 Summer of Cinema Series:
Summer of Cinema is the lead-up to Aspen Film’s 43rd Annual Filmfest, running September 27-October 2, 2022, Tuesday-Sunday, at the Wheeler Opera House, the Isis Theatre, and the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale.
Nearly one year to the day of its very first rehearsal in July 2021, DanceAspen is excited to share a jam-packed summer lineup of performances in Aspen and across Colorado. DanceAspen will step on stage at the Vail Dance Festival (VDF), a project of the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation, which will host the 34th season from July 29 to August 9, 2022. DanceAspen’s headlining performance is Sunday, August 7, at 6 p.m. at Vilar Performing Arts Center, Beaver Creek, which will be an evening of cutting-edge contemporary works. *News* for their one-year anniversary, DanceAspen will be expanding the company from six to eight performers. More details: DanceAspen Highlights at the Vail Dance Festival 2022
In addition to the performances at VDF, DanceAspen has other exciting, planned performances throughout the summer around Colorado:
DanceAspen Summer/Fall 2022 Events
- Monday, July 4 | Flash Mob in Aspen’s Old-Fashioned 4th of July Parade
- Friday, July 8th | Press Play performance at Bash for Buddies
Boogie’s Ranch (1650 McLain Flats Road)
Event details: buddyprogram.org/events/bash-buddies-3/
- Sunday, August 14 | Cabaret with Theatre Aspen
Matthew Gilmore to choreograph
Event details: theatreaspen.org/summer-2022/
- Saturday, July 16 | DanceAspen American Bandstand Gala – 5:30 pm Cocktail hour followed by a three-course dinner and a short DanceAspen performance, dance party, and American Bandstand style competition.
Hotel Jerome, Aspen, CO
Event details: danceaspen.org/events
- Friday, July 29 | Opening Night | 6 p.m. – Vail Dance Festival performance
Vilar Performing Arts Center
Event details: vaildance.org/event/danceaspen-2022/
- August 4 – VDF Performance
- August 7 – VDF Biggest performance
- August 9 – VDF Performance
- Saturday, September 17 | Presenting DanceAspen
- Friday, September 23 & Saturday 24 | Performance at the Wheeler Opera House
APR Lawn Bash is set for Wednesday, June 29th, at 5:00 p.m. This community event is free and open to the public (with a suggested donation of $10 in support of Aspen Public Radio’s non-profit broadcast journalism.) The event, which was on hold for the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, returns in person this year featuring national public radio talent, Jenn White, host of 1A, in conversation with Aspen Public Radio executive director Breeze Richardson.
Event details: Sandwiches from Grateful Deli will be complimentary, along with beer available for purchase from Aspen Brewing Company, as well as non-alcoholic beverages and snacks. Support for the 2022 Lawn Bash has been generously provided by Challenge Aspen. The Aspen Public Radio Lawn Bash coincides with the Aspen Ideas Festival, as Jenn will be participating as a moderator and working with her team to broadcast 1A live from the Aspen Public Radio studios while in town. Produced by WAMU in Washington, D.C., and distributed by NPR, 1A can be heard on Aspen Public Radio at 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. each weekday, convening thoughtful conversations about important issues, showcasing voices from around the country, and bringing context and insight to stories unfolding nationally and around the world. KINDLY RSVP HERE BY JUNE 26 to help plan accordingly for food and drinks.
NATURE & HEALTH CULTURE
Mountaintop Yoga Returns: June 17 – September 2, 2022
Aspen Shakti* will lead yoga classes Monday through Friday 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM At the wedding deck on top of Aspen Mountain. Register ahead at www.Aspenshakti.com website. Cost: 1 lift ticket + $20 cash donation (of which 50% will go to Aspen Skiing Company’s Caring for the Community Fund.) Mats are provided. Bring sunscreen and water. ***NEW this year – added fitness components to the Tuesday & Thursday classes.
*Aspen Shakti is a wellness center, yoga, and fitness studio, and unique proprietor of The Body Alive, a signature dance and fitness class. Aspen Shakti encapsulates the physical realization of the Aspen Idea through Mind, Body & Spirit –: Mind – meditation, breathwork, psychedelic therapy, supplements, and blends for health support; Body – yoga, fitness, and dance, with programming on and off the mat and floor; Spirit – tarot and astrology readings, reiki, acupuncture, full and new moon rituals, and Shamanic healing.
FOOD ARTS CULTURE
Following a wildly successful winter 2022 pop-up, NYC’s Japanese omakase restaurant Taikun (Chef Kei Yoshino) will partner again with Marble Bar Aspen, under the joint name Marble Bar Aspen / Taikun, kicking off at the FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen on June 17th through October 2nd. The full bar will include Marble spirits and *for the first time ever* the venue will now be able to offer: sake, wine, and beer. Open 6 days a week (closed on Mondays) at 4 pm Marble Bar opens for drinks; 6:30 & 9 pm Taikun Sushi seatings by reservation at www.taikunsushi.com *Fun Fact* water from the Crystal River in Marble, CO will be transported to the restaurant for the sushi chef to make the rice.
*Marble Distilling Co. (MDC) is an award-winning distillery with the only luxury inn within a distillery, handcrafting artisan spirits from 100 percent Colorado-grown grains. Female founded, Connie Baker has created ‘The Most Sustainable Distillery on the Planet’ with a ‘first of its kind’ water and energy recapture system.