“Dance is like opera — it's a very niche sort of thing,” says dancer and choreographer Gwendolyn Gussman. On April 1, Gussman will take a step toward changing that notion, with the opening of Nourishment, a multi-sensory performance that will take over multiple rooms in a south Denver mansion. Centered on the question “What does it feel like to fall in love?,” the collaborative experience will feature local dancers, musicians and visual artists; cocktails and specialty chocolates will be served at specific times during the show, enhancing the overall experience.
Getting up-close and personal is the goal, as the crowd is guided through the rooms for an interactive evening highlighting the five senses. “I really wanted to do something that was bigger than just dance; I wanted to make dance more accessible to people,” explains Gussman, a Denverite who moved to New York a few years ago to attend NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts for dance. Now back in town for a while, she saw the opportunity to create the kind of immersive dance show she felt was missing from the scene.
Nourishment opens at 7:30 p.m. at the Fleming Mansion, 1510 South Grant Street, with additional performances on April 2 and 3. Tickets are $75 for general admission and $50 for students, and advance purchase is recommended; for more information or to purchase tickets, go to brownpapertickets.com.
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