Breckenridge International Festival of Arts 2019

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CONTENTS Introduction

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BANDALOOP (Outdoors)

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Trail Mix

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An Evening with DeVotchKa

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Golden Shelter

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Blue River

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Tree-o

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Chirp!

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Wading for Cupcakes

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Green Patriot Posters

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Heart of a Forest + Arctic Rhythms

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On the Green: An Eco-Movie Night

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BANDALOOP (Outdoors)

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Isak Heartstone

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BANDALOOP (Indoors)

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BIFA Venues

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BIFA Workshops

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Breckenridge Arts District

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Calendar of Events

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Tickets + Info

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Breckenridge Creative Arts 150 West Adams Avenue Post Office Box 4269 Breckenridge, CO 80424 info@breckcreate.org 970 547 3100

@breckcreate // breckcreate.org



Breckenridge Creative Arts is proud to present the fifth annual Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA), a celebration of adventure, play and creativity, which runs August 9–18, 2019. From aerial artistry and in-river performance installations to gypsy folk-punk and the return of a stone-hearted troll, BIFA offers an exhilarating program of extraordinary events in spectacular places and spaces across Breckenridge, Colorado. Inspired by themes of environment and mountain culture, the 10-day festival brings together a variety of performances, exhibitions, screenings, workshops, talks and surprise collaborations, with an eclectic mix of music, dance, film, visual arts and family entertainment. Dozens of scheduled events, indoors and outdoors, ticketed and free, are showcased at venues and sites throughout town.

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BANDALOOP A Site-Reactive Film Shoot Aug 10–11, Times TBA Locations TBA | FREE BANDALOOP celebrates the human spirit, nature, and communities through dance that uses climbing technology to expand and challenge what is possible. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality and intricate choreography to turn the dance floor on its side.

This film shoot will take place in multiple locations around Summit County, with a number of the sites being open to the public. Specifics on production times, locations and public access viewing points/logistics will be announced closer to the filming dates.


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Trail Mix combines art, music, hiking and biking along the trails of Breckenridge through free outdoor concerts and environmental installations, featuring pop-up performances throughout BIFA. Featuring artworks by Giuseppe Licari, Thomas Dambo and The Canary Project; musical performances curated by Russick Smith. Trail Mix 01–02 | Aug 9 | FREE 2 pm + 4 pm | Iowa Hill Trail Mix 03–04 | Aug 10 | FREE 2 pm + 4 pm | Iowa Hill Trail Mix 05–06 | Aug 11 | FREE 2 pm + 4 pm | Iowa Hill Trail Mix 07–08 | Aug 12 | FREE 2 pm + 4 pm | Iowa Hill Trail Mix 09–10 | Aug 13 | FREE 2 pm + 4 pm | Iowa Hill Trail Mix 11–12 | Aug 14 | FREE 2 pm + 4 pm | Iowa Hill Trail Mix 13–14 | Aug 15 | FREE 2 pm + 4 pm | Iowa Hill Trail Mix 15–16 | Aug 16 | FREE 2 pm + 4 pm | Iowa Hill Trail Mix 17–18 | Aug 17 | FREE 2 pm + 4 pm | Iowa Hill Trail Mix 19–20 | Aug 18 | FREE 2 pm + 4 pm | Iowa Hill


AN EVENING WITH DEVOTCHKA Aug 11, 7:30 pm Riverwalk Center | $30 ADV, $35 DOS DeVotchKa is a four-piece multi-instrumental and vocal ensemble that fuses Romani, Greek, Slavic, Bolero, Mariachi music with American punk and folk roots. Based in Denver, the quartet is made up of Tom Hagerman, Nick Urata, Jeanie Schroder and Shawn King.

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GOLDEN SHELTER By Giuseppe Licari Aug 9–18 | On View Daily Moonstone Trail | FREE Addressing the urgency of climate change, Golden Shelter is an installation by Rotterdambased Sicilian artist Giuseppe Licari that brings attention to the importance of our woodlands for the survival of our planet.

Support for Golden Shelter is provided through an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, part of BCA’s ‘Ecoventions Breckenridge’ project.

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BLUE RIVER By Giuseppe Licari + Gretchen Marie Schaefer Aug 9–Sep 8 | On View Daily Gallery@OMH, Old Masonic Hall | FREE Blue River is an installation by artist Giuseppe Licari and Denver-based artist Gretchen Marie Schaefer inspired by the history of Breckenridge and the radical transformation of its rich physical and human landscape since the Gold Rush.

Support for Blue River is provided through an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, part of BCA’s ‘Ecoventions Breckenridge’ project.


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TREE-O Illinois Creek Trail Elevating music to new heights, Tree-o features three musicians— cellist Russick Smith, violinist Karen Lauffer and mandolinist Kevin Larkin—in a series of free concerts held in the forest, high among the pine boughs and branches. Tree-o 01 | Aug 9 | FREE 6–6:30 pm Tree-o 02–03 | Aug 10| FREE 1–1:30 pm + 6–6:30 pm Tree-o 04–05 | Aug 11 | FREE 1–1:30 pm + 6–6:30 pm Tree-o 06–07 | Aug 16 | FREE 1–1:30 pm + 6–6:30 pm Tree-o 08–09 | Aug 17 | FREE 1–1:30 pm + 6–6:30 pm Tree-o 10 | Aug 18 | FREE 1–1:30 pm


CHIRP! Featuring Chimney Choir Harmonizing their voices to create an ethereal atmosphere in the forest, Chimney Choir is a Denver-based performance ensemble who blends old time folk songs and minimal music into their own quirky compositions. A musical installation, each concert features a vocal soundscape performed along a trail. Chirp! 01–02 | Aug 10 | FREE 11–11:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail 3–3:30 pm | Illinois Creek Trail Chirp! 03–04 | Aug 11 | FREE 11–11:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail 3–3:30 pm | Illinois Creek Trail Chirp! 05–06 | Aug 17 | FREE 11–11:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail 3–3:30 pm | Illinois Creek Trail Chirp! 07–08 | Aug 18 | FREE 11–11:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail 3–3:30 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

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WADING FOR CUPCAKES With Tara Rynders, Jess Webb, Cortney McGuire + Tim Rynders Aug 16, 5 pm | Aug 17–18, 12 pm + 5 pm Blue River, near Riverwalk Center | FREE The river reminds us how to let go, how to be free, and how to be moved. In Wading for Cupcakes, performance artists Tara Rynders, Cortney McGuire and Jess Webb, along with environmental engineer Tim Rynders, present an interactive journey in the Blue River that invites us to consider the watersheds upon which all life depends.

Support for Wading for Cupcakes is provided through an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, part of BCA’s ‘Ecoventions Breckenridge’ project.


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GREEN PATRIOT POSTERS By The Canary Project Aug 9–18 | On View Daily Arts District Lawn | FREE Green Patriot Posters (GPP) is a public intervention by American art collective The Canary Project (Susannah Sayler and Edward Morris) centered on posters that encourage all U.S. citizens to take part in building a sustainable economy.

Support for Green Patriot Posters is provided through an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, part of BCA’s ‘Ecoventions Breckenridge’ project.


HEART OF A FOREST + ARCTIC RHYTHMS Featuring DJ Spooky Aug 13, 7:30 pm Riverwalk Center | FREE Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky is a composer, multimedia artist and writer whose work immerses audiences in a blend of genres, global culture, and environmental and social issues. At BIFA, he will perform two meditations on nature, Heart of a Forest and Arctic Rhythms, with a live string ensemble, projected imagery, and electronic and hip-hop music.

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ON THE GREEN An Eco-Movie Night Aug 15, 8:30 pm Riverwalk Center Lawn | FREE A series of cinematic shorts exploring conservation, climate change and the environment in a familyfriendly outdoor screening on the Riverwalk Center lawn. Co-presented with Breckenridge Film Festival.


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BANDALOOP An Open Rehearsal Aug 15, 5 pm + 6 pm Locations TBA | FREE BANDALOOP combines dance with rock climbing, sport, ritual and environmental awareness. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP has performed on architectural landmarks, skyscrapers and historic sites around the world.

These 20-minute, free open rehearsals will take place on the outdoor facade of a yet-to-be-announced structure in Breckenridge.


ISAK HEARTSTONE by Thomas Dambo On View Daily Trollstigen Trail | FREE Isak Heartstone is a large-scale, wooden troll sculpture created by Danish artist Thomas Dambo, who specializes in making imaginative art pieces, furniture and more from recycled materials. Over the last three years, Dambo and his team of volunteers have made dozens of site-specific sculptures around the world.

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BANDALOOP An Immersive Performance Aug 16–17, 11 am + 1:30 pm Riverwalk Center | FREE BANDALOOP celebrates the human spirit, nature, and communities through dance that uses climbing technology to expand and challenge what is possible. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality and intricate choreography to turn the dance floor on its side.

These 30-minute, free indoor performances are general admission with standing room and floor seating only. No tickets are required, but admission is first-come, first-served for venue access.

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ILLINOIS CREEK + TROLLSTIGEN TRAILS From Blue River Plaza travel south on Main Street. Turn left on Boreas Pass Rd. The Stephen C. West Ice Arena is on the right. The trailhead is located at the far east end of the ice arena’s parking lot.

Trail Difficulty: Beginner IOWA HILL TRAIL

RIVERWALK CENTER RIVERWALK CENTER LAWN BLUE RIVER/ BLUE RIVER PLAZA OLD MASONIC HALL/ GALLERY@OMH ARTS DISTRICT CAMPUS

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From Blue River Plaza travel north on Main Street. At the round-about continue north on Highway 9. At the second stoplight, turn left onto Valley Brook Road and then turn right onto Airport Road. Travel 0.25 miles and the trailhead is on the left directly after the Public Works facilities. Parking is available in the dirt lot.

Trail Difficulty: Intermediate MOONSTONE TRAIL From Blue River Plaza travel south on Main Street. Turn left on Adams Avenue for three blocks and then take a right onto Harris Street. Follow Harris to Carter Park. The trail begins on the east side of the parking area.

Trail Difficulty: Advanced


Don’t drive; take the Free Ride. Take the bus from the Breckenridge Transit Station to any of our trail locations. Visit breckcreate.org for specific bus line information.

S. PARK AVENUE


BIFA WORKSHOPS Whether participating in an interactive installation or taking a hands-on craft workshop, BIFA invites everyone to take part in the artistic process. From discovering the intimate found environments within the Trail Mix series to engaging in the crowd spectacle of the large-scale outdoor productions, BIFA offers immersive experiences and creative opportunities for all festival-goers. To see all workshops, artist talks and demonstrations, visit breckcreate.org/bifa.

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BRECKENRIDGE ARTS DISTRICT The Breckenridge Arts District serves as the heart of BIFA, bringing together studios, galleries, performance spaces, historic landmarks and public art installations that animate and populate a vibrant cultural corridor in downtown Breckenridge. For the 10 days of the festival, the Arts District campus becomes an interactive hub of creativity, offering free workshops, demonstrations, artist talks and hands-on activities for all ages.

CREATIVE LEARNING Breckenridge Creative Arts reaches thousands of people through our year-round creative learning programs, not just during the 10 days of BIFA. Our programs empower people to express and challenge their opinions through art practice and critical thinking. From performances and exhibitions, participatory events and a wide variety of learningbased experiences, BCA delivers an annual program of education and community projects, developing relationships with schools, colleges and community groups, while forging partnerships with other organizations, artists from across Colorado, and national and international creatives working at the forefront of their disciplines.


Outdoor events are subject to weather delays or cancellations, and all end times are approximate. Event locations are detailed on pages 34-35.

FRI, AUG 9 | BIFA OPENING All Day All Day All Day 9 am–8 pm 10 am–3 pm 10–11am 2–2:30 pm 2–3 pm 3–4 pm 4–4:30 pm 5–6 pm 6–6:30 pm

Golden Shelter Green Patriot Posters Isak Heartstone Blue River BIFA Info Tent Clay Planters Trail Mix 01 Organic Weaving River Rock Mosaics Trail Mix 02 Artist Talk: Gretchen Marie Schaefer Tree-o 01

Moonstone Trail Arts District Lawn Illinois Gulch Gallery@OMH Blue River Plaza Ceramic Studio Iowa Hill Trail Fuqua Livery Stable Quandary Antiques Cabin Iowa Hill Trail Gallery@OMH

Golden Shelter Green Patriot Posters Isak Heartstone BANDALOOP Filming Blue River BIFA Info Tent Chirp! 01 Organic Weavings Tree-o 02 Clay Planters

Moonstone Trail Arts District Lawn Illinois Gulch Location TBD Gallery@OMH Blue River Plaza Iowa Hill Fuqua Livery Stable Illinois Creek Trail Ceramic Studio

Illinois Creek Trail

SAT, AUG 10 All Day All Day All Day 8 am–6 pm 9 am–8 pm 10 am–3 pm 11–11:30 am 11 am–12 pm 1–1:30 pm 1–2 pm PAGE

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SAT, AUG 10 cont. 2–2:30 pm 2–5 pm 3–3:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 6–6:30 pm 7:30–10 pm

Trail Mix 03 Upcycled: Woodworking Chirp! 02 Trail Mix 04 Tree-o 03 Green Patriot Posters: Party

Iowa Hill Trail Fuqua Livery Stable Illinois Creek Trail Iowa Hill Trail Illinois Creek Trail Arts District Lawn

SUN, AUG 11 All Day Golden Shelter All Day Green Patriot Posters All Day Isak Heartstone 8 am–6 pm BANDALOOP Filming 9 am–8 pm Blue River 10 am–3 pm BIFA Info Tent 10–11 am Create a Musical Instrument 11–11:30 am Chirp! 03 11 am–12 pm Nature Collages 1–1:30 pm Tree-o 04 1–2 pm River Rock Mosaics 2–2:30 pm Trail Mix 05 3–3:30 pm Chirp! 04 4–4:30 pm Trail Mix 06 5:30–8:30 pm Glass Leaves 6–6:30 pm Tree –o 05 7:30–10 pm An Evening with DeVotchKa

Moonstone Trail Arts District Lawn Illinois Gulch Location TBD Gallery@OMH Blue River Plaza Quandary Antiques Cabin Iowa Hill Randall Barn Illinois Creek Trail Quandary Antiques Cabin Iowa Hill Trail Illinois Creek Trail Iowa Hill Trail Hot Shop Illinois Creek Trail Riverwalk Center

MON, AUG 12 All Day All Day All Day 9 am–8 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm

Golden Shelter Green Patriot Posters Isak Heartstone Blue River Trail Mix 07 Trail Mix 08

Moonstone Trail Arts District Lawn Illinois Gulch Gallery@OMH Iowa Hill Trail Iowa Hill Trail


TUE, AUG 13 All Day All Day All Day 9 am–8 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 4:30–6 pm 7:30–9 pm

Golden Shelter Green Patriot Posters Isak Heartstone Blue River Trail Mix 09 Trail Mix 10 Nature Writing Heart of a Forest/ Arctic Rhythms

Moonstone Trail Arts District Lawn Illinois Gulch Gallery@OMH Iowa Hill Trail Iowa Hill Trail Quandary Antiques Cabin Riverwalk Center

WED, AUG 14 All Day All Day All Day 9 am–8 pm 2–2:30 pm 3–6 pm 4–4:30 pm 4–5 pm

Golden Shelter Green Patriot Posters Isak Heartstone Blue River Trail Mix 11 Plein Air Painting Trail Mix 12 Paint with the Earth

Moonstone Trail Arts District Lawn Illinois Gulch Gallery@OMH Iowa Hill Trail Randall Barn Iowa Hill Trail Quandary Antiques Cabin

Golden Shelter Green Patriot Posters Isak Heartstone Blue River Trail Mix 13 Trail Mix 14 Organic Weaving BANDALOOP Mosaic Landscapes BANDALOOP On the Green: An Eco-Movie Night

Moonstone Trail Arts District Lawn Illinois Gulch Gallery@OMH Iowa Hill Trail Iowa Hill Trail Fuqua Livery Stable Location TBA Randall Barn Location TBA Riverwalk Center Lawn

THU, AUG 15 All Day All Day All Day 9 am–8 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 4–5 pm 5–5:20 pm 5–8 pm 6–6:20 pm 8:30–10 pm

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FRI, AUG 16 All Day All Day All Day 9 am–8 pm 10–11 am 10 am–3 pm 11–11:30 am 11 am–12 pm 1–2 pm 1–1:30 pm 1:30–2 pm 2–2:30 pm 2–3 pm 3–5 pm 4–4:30 pm 5–5:30 pm 6–6:30 pm

Golden Shelter Green Patriot Posters Isak Heartstone Blue River Leaf Prints BIFA Info Tent BANDALOOP Clay Planters Paint with the Earth Tree-o 06 BANDALOOP Trail Mix 15 Organic Weavings Paint a Sign Trail Mix 16 Wading for Cupcakes Tree-o 07

Moonstone Trail Arts District Lawn Illinois Gulch Gallery@OMH Quandary Antiques Cabin Blue River Plaza Riverwalk Center Ceramic Studio Quandary Antiques Cabin Illinois Creek Trail Riverwalk Center Iowa Hill Trail Fuqua Livery Stable Randall Barn Iowa Hill Trail Blue River Illinois Creek Trail

Golden Shelter Green Patriot Posters Isak Heartstone Blue River Create a Musical Instrument BIFA Info Tent BANDALOOP Chirp! 05 Leaf Prints Wading for Cupcakes Tree-o 08 BANDALOOP Paint with the Earth Trail Mix 17 Weld a Tree

Moonstone Trail Arts District Lawn Illinois Gulch Gallery@OMH Quandary Antiques Cabin Blue River Plaza Riverwalk Center Iowa Hill Randall Barn Blue River Illinois Creek Trail Riverwalk Center Quandary Antiques Cabin Iowa Hill Trail Hot Shop

SAT, AUG 17 All Day All Day All Day 9 am–8 pm 10 am–11 am 10 am–3 pm 11–11:30 am 11–11:30 am 11 am–12 pm 12–12:30 pm 1–1:30 pm 1:30–2 pm 1–2 pm 2–2:30 pm 2–5 pm


SAT, AUG 17 cont. 3–3:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 5–5:30 pm 6–6:30 pm

Chirp! 06 Trail Mix 18 Wading for Cupcakes Tree-o 09

Illinois Creek Trail Iowa Hill Trail Blue River Illinois Creek Trail

SUN, AUG 18 | BIFA CLOSING All Day All Day All Day 9 am–8 pm 10 am–3 pm 11–11:30 am 12–12:30 pm 1–1:30 pm 1–2 pm 1–2 pm 2–2:30 pm 2–5 pm 3–3:30 pm 3–4 pm 4–4:30 pm 5–5:30 pm

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Golden Shelter Moonstone Trail Green Patriot Posters Arts District Lawn Isak Heartstone Illinois Gulch Blue River Gallery@OMH BIFA Info Tent Blue River Plaza Chirp! 07 Iowa Hill Wading for Cupcakes Blue River Tree-o 10 Illinois Creek Trail Clay Planters Ceramic Studio Nature Collages Randall Barn Trail Mix 19 Iowa Hill Trail Ceramic Wheel Throwing Demo Ceramic Studio Chirp! 08 Illinois Creek Trail River Rock Mosaics Quandary Antiques Cabin Trail Mix 20 Iowa Hill Trail Wading for Cupcakes Blue River



3 WAYS TO BUY BIFA TICKETS ONLINE tickets.breckcreate.org 24 hours a day, 7 days a week BY PHONE Ticket Call Center 970 547 3100 Monday–Saturday, 12–5 pm IN PERSON Welcome Center | 203 S. Main Open all year, 7 days a week; 9 am–6 pm Riverwalk Center | 150 W. Adams Monday–Saturday, 12–5 pm YOUR VISIT TO BRECKENRIDGE Information about travel, accommodations, restaurants and places to visit can be found at breckcreate.org or gobreck.com. ADDITIONAL CREDITS BANDALOOP photos by Basil Tsimoyianis and Braden Mayfield; Trail Mix, Tree-o, Chirp! and Arts District photos by Joe Kusumoto; DJ Spooky photos by Tobin Poppenberg and Giancarlo Minelli; ‘Contrappunto’ by Giuseppe Licari, photo courtesy MING Studios; DeVotchKa photo by Jen Rosenstein; ‘Golden Shelter’ by Giuseppe Licari, photo courtesy of the artist; ‘Wading for Cupcakes” photos by Adam Bove; ‘Green Patriot Posters’ by The Canary Project, photo courtesy of the artists; outdoor movie and ‘Isak Hearthstone’ photos by Jenise Jensen. Funding for BIFA is generously provided by the Town of Breckenridge, National Endowment for the Arts and Colorado Creative Industries, with additional media support from Mountain Living. BANDALOOP is funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and individual donors. PAGE

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