Author: A.H. Goldstein

DAILY CAMERA: Creative risk marks CU departments’ season openers

A play for every president, and hip-hop dancers perform

Theater and dance students at the University of Colorado don’t have to worry about being overly insulated as they head into the school year.

This weekend, the theater and dance departments will kick off the 2016-17 artistic season with productions that tout all the polish, gravity and star power of any offering from a professional arts organization.

The theater department will collaborate with Boulder-based square product theatre company to mount “44 Plays for 44 Presidents” a rapid-fire show that tackles the entirety of the U.S. presidency in two- to three-minute biographical chunks.

Meanwhile, the dance department will host “[UN] W.R.A.P.: Women of the Cypher,” a two-day summit set to feature work by world-renowned hip-hop artists and scholars, as well as new work by students.

Both events speak to the prominent and immediate roles the departments have built up in the local creative community. Both will offer plenty of learning experiences for CU students and the larger community. And thanks in part to the academic setting, both events embrace creative risk that’s not always easy to find in mainstream arts organizations.

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