CGP Newsletter Apr. 4

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this week at work|space.

Apr. 5-7, 8pm

Extraordinary Performance Importation and Circulation, CGP’s touring artist curation, presents SF’s Aura Fischbeck with local friends Cara Reeser and 3rd Law Dance/Theater. Be there!
Full info   |   Tickets


Salon Romantik: Wanderers in the Sea of Fog
by Control Group Productions
Apr. 20, 21, 27, 28 at 8pm
CGP presents the first work in our exploration of Romanticism, fairytale, and 1960’s pop spiritualities and avant garde art practice.
Full info   |   Tickets

We depart ourselves
and disappear
into the wilderness’ embrace.
Into terrible,
sublime beauty,
a return to awe and grace.

Full 2012 Winter/Spring Season
Feb. 2-11, 7:30pm: She Said, a Denver Independent Choreographers Project curation (full info)

Feb. 17-Mar. 4: Uncle Rooster by Countdown to Zero (full info)

Apr. 5-7: Aura Fischbeck (SF), Cara Reeser (CO), and 3rd Law Dance/Theater (full info)

Apr. 20-28: Salon Romantik, opus 1: Wanderers in the Sea of Fog by Control Group Productions

May 4-June 2: Auto de Fe by LIDA Project


Ballet Nouveau presents
Rock Ballets
Apr. 13-15
We will rock you! See the music of Queen, INXS & David Bowie come to life in a whole new way through the movement of contemporary dance. Learn more at

work|space Denver hosts co-presentations, performance residencies, and event rentals in our 120-seat black box theater. Please contact us with interest.
We’re currently programming our Summer and 2012-13 seasons. Submit interest statements to

Get E.P.I.C.
That’s right: Extraordinary Performance Importation and Circulation. Our flagship touring artists program is back for more! EPIC presents work from all over the world right here at your very own home of Denver’s avant garde performance culture. This weekend we bring you our second presentation of work by Aura Fischbeck (San Francisco), accompanied by world-class local guests Cara Reeser and 3rd Law Dance/Theater. Tickets are going fast! Look left for full info.

Getting Romantik. Control Group’s new work is coming up in just two weeks! (Look left for details.) To pique your interest, here’s a selection from our photo shoot with Mark Sink and Kristen Hatgi. (full info)

Getting the thanks they deserve. As I announced joyfully last week, CGP has is officially a non-profit. What I failed to mention is that we took this step through the incredible support and hard work of our friends at Jackson PLLC. A HUGE thank-you (and a digital round of applause!) to Lara, Suzie, and Nathan for your contribution to our organization.

Take the (funding) initiative.
On the road, on the floor, with boots on the ground, CGP needs you now! Our 501c3 couldn’t have come at a better time. With the new venue and new developments in Control Group’s activities, we need your help to take advantage of all the great stuff going on:

Share CGP with Durham, NC. Control Group is performing at the American Dance Festival this summer (yes, we know, RIGHTEOUS!), and we need your help to get the company to Durham, NC this July! $1,500 will bring our 4-person company to Durham for a week of performances, participation at ADF, and networking opportunities for further touring.

More floor! Our new venue is bigger (and badder!), and to get it fully outfitted we need to expand our flooring. We’ve received a generous loan of dance flooring from Mary Lynn Lewark to help us through the next couple months. $2,000 will purchase the dance linoleum and plywood to complete the permanent installation.

HOW TO DONATE. We’re working on getting set up to process credit card and bank draft donations. In the meantime, the best way to contribute is by check. Make check out to "Control Group Productions" and send it to:
4715 Perry St.
Denver, CO 80212

More info about donating to CGP…

We’ve got class.

Our Education Program is gearing up! Join us for classes this spring, and let us know what you’d like to see in the near future!

Fridays 10-11:30 (2/3-6/1): CGP Company Class. Adv/Prof Contemporary Movement with Patrick Mueller. Drop-ins welcome, $12 or 5 for $50. Super-fun, gentle/fierce, advanced/professional dance-based-movement. (full info here)

Fridays 4:30-5:30pm: Happy Hour Restorative Yoga. Led by CGP Assistant Director Kristine Whittle. Happy hour pricing ($10/class). Slough off your work week. (full info here)

Saturday 4/14: Tiny Riots (dance workshop). Explore movement from its most basic elements – breathing, meditation, and motor imagery. With dancer Katie Anhalt. (full info)

Follow work|space events and other shows in the community on the arts review and discourse blog: The Living Arts Chronicle.

This is the official, straight-from-the-director-to-your-inbox newsletter for Control Group Productions, performance company extraordinaire and founding directors of the late, great Packing House Center for the Arts and its heir (and love child with the LIDA Project) work|space Denver.  Control Group Productions exists to promote excellence in innovation in Colorado’s arts community.  This newsletter exists to promote excellence in your ability to follow Control Group’s activities, as a performance company and producers of very much awesomeness at work|space.  The newsletter is penned weekly by CGP Artistic Director Patrick Mueller.