Interweave Dance Theatre (IDT)
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. IDT is the professional performing company in residence during the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop. Each year, workshop dancers have the opportunity to audition for the following season as well as for IDT II.*
Although IDT is a separate entity from the BJDW and consists of company members who are not on the BJDW faculty, we regard the company performance as a BJDW faculty performance since the core faculty members are all an integral part of it. This offers a valuable opportunity for students to see their teachers in performance (and to see their choreography on professional dancers). We consider this an essential aspect of the educational experience of the BJDW.
2017, IDT’s 37th Season: August 5, 2017 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Each year the IDT performance explores a theme that connects the dances into a cohesive whole. This year various themes are under consideration and our Artistic Director is waiting for a sign about which theme is the “one”. Whatever it is – it will be awesome so put it on your calendar!
*IDT II: Formed in 2013, IDT II is an offshoot of IDT and offers an elite group of dance students the opportunity to perform in a piece choreographed by an IDT dancer. This piece is connected to the theme of the IDT project, but is performed in the BJDW performance (August 4, 2017). Participation in IDT II can be a first step toward dancing with IDT.
For more information about IDT please visit the Interweave Dance Theatre website.