Karole Armitage's Fables on Global Warming uses dance to talk about climate change

World-renowned choreographer Karole Armitage is recognized for bringing non-traditional elements to the stage with her radical modern dance pieces. The performance tonight at Macky Auditorium will be no exception, as the dancer and her company, Armitage Gone! Dance, present Fables on Global Warming.

Using costumes, puppetry in the traditions of Asian theater, and live lyrical interpretations of stories from Aesop to American Indian culture to talk about climate change, Armitage's one-hour show will give the audience plenty to think about. In advance of tonight's performance, she spoke with Westword about how Fables came about, and why it is important to make art that is accessible to all ages.

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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