Contemporary Dance Wyoming and David Dorfman Dance. Photo: Catherine Evans

JACKSON, Wyo. — This summer season has the community buzzing! Dancers’ Workshop is proud to present opportunities for locals and visitors alike to experience live entertainment… together again.

From July 22 through July 24, Dancers’ Workshop (DW) welcomes David Dorfman Dance, the first-ever Commissioned Artist-in-Residence, as one of their premiere showcases this summer with in-person classes and community events.

David Dorfman Dance’s Executive Director, Erin Roy relocated back to Jackson at the beginning of the year to expand her ED role to both Dancers’ Workshop and David Dorfman Dance. Babs Case, after 22 years of carrying the dual role of ED and Artistic Director for Dancers’ Workshop, maintains her AD position, working hand in hand with Erin.

With Erin as ED and Babs as AD, DW’s Contemporary Dance Wyoming and David Dorfman Dance are exploring dance together this summer.  The collaboration between the two companies presents an analysis of the human experience related to identity, power, race, and loss. All topics so fitting for these continued unprecedented times in our community and the world.

The dance companies’ collective mission for the re-introduction of live performances was to re-introduce an outdoor space to the community.  Then, on July 6, DW, in partnership with Wonder Institute, First Republic, and The Center for the Arts, began classes on an outdoor stage under a tent.

The Tent at the Center Park is the hub for Contemporary Dance Wyoming w/ David Dorfman Dance on the evenings of July 22, 23 and 24.  The dance companies share a similar creative aesthetic that often combines spoken word, visual art, and live music.  All dance company members can’t wait to share in this priceless combination with every community member and their guests.  Donations are accepted but no tickets are required for the performances.  Remember to bring your own blankets, lawn chairs, and your evening picnic!

Donations can be made at this link.