ABOUT US – Based on a vision of the expressive capacity of dance, Interweave Dance Theatre’s mission is to present new works that fuse dance genres, incorporate varied theatrical elements, emphasize musicality and examine our world with compassion and humor. For each project, we assemble a community of innovative and diverse dance artists who share the intent of communicating a unifying theme and reaching the audience in a meaningful way.
Interweave Dance Theatre is comprised of Colorado natives, Boulder residents, University of Colorado dance program alumni (as well as alumni of various other programs such as Cornish College in Seattle and UC Santa Barbara), dance artists from Denver, Colorado Springs, Southern and Northern California, Seattle, Dallas/Ft.Worth, Minneapolis, New York, etc. These dear friends and fellow artists come together each year, once a year in Boulder, Colorado at the University of Colorado, to work together to create a unique evening of new dance works inspired by a single theme.
Founded in 1980 as the Boulder Jazz Dance Company, the company changed its name in 1995 to Interweave Dance Theatre to better reflect the diversity of the work it presents: not only jazz dance, but also modern dance and theatre pieces. At this time the company also reorganized as a Tax Exempt Non-Profit Corporation. Interweave Dance Theatre is the professional performing company in residence during the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, held annually at the University of Colorado. The Boulder Jazz Dance Company performed at the Larry Richardson Gallery in NYC in 1983. At present the day of performances that culminates the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop residency comprises IDT’s only project. That being the case, each Interweave Dance Theatre Season is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
With our 1999 performance “Are We Blue?” (with blues music, blue costumes, blue lights and such) IDT introduced a connecting theme to unify the works of diverse choreographers into a cohesive whole. Since then, the company has continued this conceptual approach each year:
2000 Relativity (exploring relationships)
2001 The Beatles and Beyond (music of The Beatles)
2002 The Heat (a hot, hot show exploring summer heat, fire, passion, hot sauce, and the like)
2003 Just Jazz (jazz music & classic jazz dance)
2004 Cabaret Diva (live cabaret)
2005 Equivalency (drawing connections between mathematics & dance)
2006 The 80’s Rewound (a look through dance at the music/culture of the 1980s)
2007 Reality Check (The choreographers’ current obsessions and concerns, interwoven with Vantage Point, a play within the concert inspired by the choreographic themes)
2008 Clothed (costume as starting point/inspiration for choreography)
2009 Summer of Love (music and culture of mid-1960’s to mid-1970’s)
2010 Retrospect (30th anniversary retrospective performance)
2011 Gone Green (all about all things green)
2012 Love Stories (perspectives on different facets of love)
2013 In the Realm of the Senses (scents, tastes, textures & more)
2014 Memories, Dreams & Reflections (choreographers share their deepest inner psyches )
2015 Moved Beyond Words (dances inspired by or incorporating poetry)
2016 Le Cirque de la Lune (A sometimes dark, sometimes hilarious circus-inspired dance show)