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Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

AUG 12–21, 2016

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BRECKENRIDGE INTERNATIONAL

FESTIVAL OF ARTS | BIFA Breckenridge Creative Arts is proud to present the second annual Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA), a celebration of adventure, play and creativity, which runs August 12–21, 2016. From a human cannonball and 18-foot stilt-walking dinosaurs to public radio storytellers and swarms of colorful butterflies, 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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L’HOMME CIRQUE

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L’HOMME CIRQUE with David Dimitri Aug 11, 5 pm; Aug 12-14, 11 am + 2 pm | South Gondola Lot $20 Adults, $10 Kids | Colorado Premiere L’homme Cirque is a one-man circus featuring an innovative combination of acrobatics, music and dance, including everything from a human cannon ball to a climactic high-wire act, with our spectacular mountains as a backdrop. Acclaimed Swiss circus artist David Dimitri will turn the South Gondola Lot into his own high-flying playground, as he pitches a tent and performs a breathtaking solo show. ADVENTURE + PLAY + CREATIVITY | breckcreate.org/bifa


THE SWARM Aug 12-21 | On View Daily | Downtown Breckenridge | FREE Colorado Premiere Bridging boundaries between art, nature and everyday life, Tasha Lewis’s ephemeral installations consist of thousands of cyanotype butterflies printed on fabric and embedded with magnets, invading metallic surfaces around town. A project that engages local volunteers to construct the butterflies, the artist will unleash her spectacular swarm and create swirling formations of colorful winged creatures throughout Breckenridge.

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VISUAL ART

THE HERD Aug 12-21 | On View Daily | Old Masonic Hall | FREE Colorado Premiere Tasha Lewis’s installation, The Herd, consists of sculptures of antelopes, impalas and gazelles leaping high through the air. Many animals appear to emerge from, or disappear into, surrounding walls. The animals’ unexpected placement, tumultuous movement and playful coloring will spark curiosity, engaging viewers with the beauty of both natural and artificial worlds. Complementary works by Andrew Dengate and Robert Wertz will be featured in the upstairs gallery. ADVENTURE + PLAY + CREATIVITY | breckcreate.org/bifa


TRAIL MIX

MUSIC + VISUAL ART

Trail Mix combines art, music, hiking and biking along the trails of Breckenridge through free outdoor concerts and environmental installations, featuring 24 pop-up performances over the 10 days of BIFA. Featuring artworks by Konstantin Dimopoulos, Dina Sanchez and others. Co-presented with Breckenridge Music Festival.

Trail Mix 01 | Aug 11 | FREE

Trail Mix 04–05 | Aug 13 | FREE

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

9:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail

Trail Mix 02-03 | Aug 12 | FREE

2 pm | Moonstone Trail

9:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail

Trail Mix 06–07 | Aug 14 | FREE

2 pm | Moonstone Trail

2 pm | Moonstone Trail 4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

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Trail Mix 08–10 | Aug 16 | FREE

Trail Mix 17–19 | Aug 19 | FREE

9:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail

9:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail

2 pm | Moonstone Trail

2 pm | Moonstone Trail

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

Trail Mix 11–13 | Aug 17 | FREE

Trail Mix 20–22 | Aug 20 | FREE

9:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail

9:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail

2 pm | Moonstone Trail

2 pm | Moonstone Trail

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

Trail Mix 14–16 | Aug 18 | FREE 9:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail 2 pm | Moonstone Trail

Trail Mix 23–24 | Aug 21 | FREE 9:30 am | Iowa Hill Trail 2 pm | Moonstone Trail

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SILA: THE BREATH OF THE WORLD by John Luther Adams with Steven Schick + Breckenridge Music Festival Musicians Aug 13 | 4 pm | Riverwalk Center Lawn | FREE Colorado Premiere Stroll the Riverwalk Center lawn and experience the “ecological listening” that this unique composition by John Luther Adams celebrates. Orchestra musicians will be set loose from the conductor’s baton and allowed to play at their own tempo, with just one condition: each sustained tone or rising phrase lasts the length of a full exhalation. Co-presented with Breckenridge Music Festival. MUSIC

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MUSIC + WELLNESS

YOGA WITH THE BIRDS with Steven Schick + Breckenridge Music Festival Musicians Aug 14 | 8 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn | FREE Enjoy the music of nature and a gentle stretch with Meta Yoga Studios in the quiet mountain morning landscape. Starting during the Savasana of the class, the orchestra’s flute and percussion section will perform songbirdsongs by environmental composer John Luther Adams. Adams’s songful combination of piccolos and percussion will start your day with a connection between mind and body, self and surroundings. Co-presented with Breckenridge Music Festival.

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THE SAFEKEEPING OF MEMORY MUSIC

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THE SAFEKEEPING OF MEMORY with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra Aug 13 | 7:30 pm | Riverwalk Center | $40, $35, $25 Steven Schick, conductor Kathryn Hatmaker, violin Maya Beiser, cello Reflect on the human connection to the natural and spiritual world in this special performance featuring a combination of video projections, written word and music. Maya Beiser performs World to Come and Kate Hatmaker follows with Rest These Hands, enhanced by Josh Dorman’s stop-motion animations. Guest appearance by Lake Dillon Theatre Company. Co-presented with Breckenridge Music Festival.

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CYCLE IN’ CINEMA

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CYCLE IN’ CINEMA Aug 14 | 6 pm | Riverwalk Center | $15 Adults, $5 Kids Part party, part screening, this event invites cycling enthusiasts of all ages to trade four wheels for two and ride their bikes to Riverwalk Center to enjoy a showcase of independent bicycle-themed films from around the world. Co-presented with Breckenridge Film Festival, in partnership with Filmed by Bike.

FILM

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CALEXICO MUSIC

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CALEXICO Aug 17 | 7:30 pm | Riverwalk Center | $30 Advance, $35 Day of Show Calexico is no stranger to negotiating borders. For the better part of two decades, nine albums and countless trips around the globe, Joey Burns and John Convertino have crossed musical barriers with their band, embracing a multitude of diverse styles. Their latest album, Edge of the Sun, continues to bring lonesome alt-country into collusion with Spanish horns, Portuguese fado, surf guitar and haunting strains of ambient jazz. ADVENTURE + PLAY + CREATIVITY | breckcreate.org/bifa


SAURUS + STX

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SAURUS + STX by Close-Act Theatre Aug 17–21 | 11 am + 1 pm | Blue River Plaza | FREE Colorado Premiere The biggest beasts that ever walked the earth will stomp their way through downtown Breckenridge, turning Blue River Plaza into a prehistoric landscape. Created by Dutch artists Close-Act Theatre, Saurus is a spectacular piece of street theater that features stilt-walkers outfitted in 18-foot-tall dinosaur-like costumes. On alternating days, the company will perform STX, a choreographed drumming show featuring percussionists moving synchronously on stilts through the streets of downtown. Saurus performs on Aug 17, 19 and 21; STX performs on Aug 18 and 20.

SPECTACLE

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THE MOTH MAINSTAGE WORD

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THE MOTH MAINSTAGE Aug 18 | 7:30 pm | Riverwalk Center | $35, $25 The Moth is an acclaimed nonprofit organization dedicated to the art of storytelling. Each show is composed of simple, old-fashioned storytelling on thoroughly modern themes and every story is told live on stage, without notes. The Moth, a favorite of NPR listeners, makes its Breckenridge debut with an all-star lineup of favorite tellers and local gems, each with a ten-minute story of their own. Speaker lineup to be announced. Presented in partnership with KUNC.

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FILM

BORN TO FLY: Elizabeth Streb vs. Gravity Aug 19 | 7:30 pm | Riverwalk Center | FREE Colorado Premiere Propelled by Elizabeth Streb’s edict that “anything too safe is not action,” the STREB company challenges the assumptions of art, injury, gender, aging and human possibility. Revealing the passions behind the STREB dancers’ bruises and broken noses, this documentary film inspires audiences that are hungry for a fiercer existence in the world. Elizabeth Streb and company members will conduct a post-screening Q & A with the audience. PAGE

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DANCE

ASCENSION + QUAKE by STREB Extreme Action Company Aug 20 | 12 pm + 2 pm | Riverwalk Center Lawn | FREE Colorado Premiere In Ascension, members of STREB Extreme Action Company scale a 21-foot long ladder while it rotates at varying speeds, showcasing the mental and physical strength of the performers. In Quake, the dancers hurl, tumble and perform feats of sleight of hand on a 2x16 foot sprung floor that acts as an explosive springboard.

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SEA (Singular Extreme Actions)

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DANCE

SEA (Singular Extreme Actions) by STREB Extreme Action Company Aug 21 | 7:30 pm | Riverwalk Center | $35 Adults, $10 Kids Colorado Premiere Created by Elizabeth Streb, the Evel Knievel of Dance, this daredevil event nimbly weaves dance, extreme sports, circus arts and Hollywood-style stunt work into a must-see performance that explores the boundaries of force, gravity, action and reaction. Their cutting-edge, dangerous talent was featured at the 2012 London Olympics and is sure to take your breath away.

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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, public art, restaurants and cafes that animate and populate a vibrant cultural corridor in downtown Breckenridge. For the 10 days of the festival, the Arts District’s campus becomes an interactive hub of creativity, offering free workshops, demonstrations, artist talks, participatory street performance and hands-on activities for all ages.

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BE PART OF THE ART Whether you’re helping to construct fabric butterflies with artist Tasha Lewis or taking an acrobatic dance workshop with STREB Extreme Action Company, 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 classes, workshops and artist talks, visit breckcreate.org/bifa.

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BIFA VENUES

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South Gondola Lot From the Blue River Plaza travel north on Main Street. Turn left on Watson Ave. The South Gondola Lot is on the left.

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Illinois Creek Trail From the 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 trail is located at the far end of the ice arena’s parking lot.

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Iowa Hill Trail From the 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 trail head is on the left directly after the Public Works facilities. Parking is available in the dirt lot.

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Moonstone Trail From the Blue River Plaza travel north to Lincoln Ave. Turn right onto Lincoln Ave. Turn right onto S. High St. The trailhead starts at the top of Carter Park.


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BIFA CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Outdoor events are subject to weather delays or cancellations, and all end times are approximate. Event locations are detailed on pages 26-27.

THU, AUG 11 | PREVIEW DAY 9 am–10 pm 4–4:30 pm 5–6 pm

The Swarm Trail Mix Concert 01 L’Homme Cirque

Downtown Breckenridge Illinois Creek Trail South Gondola Lot

FRI, AUG 12 | BIFA OPENING 9 am–10 pm 9:30–10 am 11 am–12 pm 11 am–6 pm 2–2:30 pm 2–3 pm

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The Swarm Trail Mix Concert 02 L’Homme Cirque The Herd Trail Mix Concert 03 L’Homme Cirque

Downtown Breckenridge Iowa Hill Trail South Gondola Lot Old Masonic Hall Moonstone Trail South Gondola Lot


SAT, AUG 13 9 am–10 pm The Swarm 9:30–10 am Trail Mix Concert 04 11 am–12 pm L’Homme Cirque 11 am–6 pm The Herd 2–2:30 pm Trail Mix Concert 05 2–3 pm L’Homme Cirque 4–5 pm Sila 7:30–9:30 pm The Safekeeping of Memory 10–11 pm Thought Bubbles

Downtown Breckenridge Iowa Hill Trail South Gondola Lot Old Masonic Hall Moonstone Trail South Gondola Lot Riverwalk Center Lawn Riverwalk Center Old Masonic Hall

SUN, AUG 14 8–9 am 9 am–10 pm 11 am–12 pm 12–4 pm 2–2:30 pm 2–3 pm 4–4:30 pm 6–8 pm

Yoga with the Birds The Swarm L’Homme Cirque The Herd Trail Mix Concert 06 L’Homme Cirque Trail Mix Concert 07 Cycle In’ Cinema

Riverwalk Center Lawn Downtown Breckenridge South Gondola Lot Old Masonic Hall Moonstone Trail South Gondola Lot Illinois Creek Trail Riverwalk Center

The Swarm The Herd

Downtown Breckenridge Old Masonic Hall

MON, AUG 15 9 am–10 pm 11 am–6 pm

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TUE, AUG 16 9 am–10 pm 9:30–10 am 11 am–6 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm

The Swarm Trail Mix Concert 08 The Herd Trail Mix Concert 09 Trail Mix Concert 10

Downtown Breckenridge Iowa Hill Trail Old Masonic Hall Moonstone Trail Illinois Creek Trail

The Swarm Trail Mix Concert 11 Saurus The Herd Saurus Trail Mix Concert 12 Trail Mix Concert 13 Calexico

Downtown Breckenridge Iowa Hill Trail Blue River Plaza Old Masonic Hall Blue River Plaza Moonstone Trail Illinois Creek Trail Riverwalk Center

The Swarm Trail Mix Concert 14 STX The Herd STX Trail Mix Concert 15 Trail Mix Concert 16 The Moth Mainstage

Downtown Breckenridge Iowa Hill Trail Blue River Plaza Old Masonic Hall Blue River Plaza Moonstone Trail Illinois Creek Trail Riverwalk Center

WED, AUG 17 9 am–10 pm 9:30–10 am 11–11:45 am 11 am–6 pm 1–1:45 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 7:30-9:30 pm

THU, AUG 18 9 am–10 pm 9:30–10 am 11–11:45 am 11 am–6 pm 1–1:45 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 7:30–9:30 pm

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FRI, AUG 19 9 am–10 pm 9:30–10 am 11–11:45 am 11 am–6 pm 1–1:45 pm 1–3 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 7:30–9:30 pm

The Swarm Trail Mix Concert 17 Saurus The Herd Saurus STREB Kidaction Trail Mix Concert 18 Trail Mix Concert 19 Born to Fly

Downtown Breckenridge Iowa Hill Trail Blue River Plaza Old Masonic Hall Blue River Plaza Old Masonic Hall Moonstone Trail Illinois Creek Trail Riverwalk Center

The Swarm Trail Mix Concert 20 STX The Herd Ascension + Quake STX Ascension + Quake Trail Mix Concert 21 Trail Mix Concert 22

Downtown Breckenridge Iowa Hill Trail Blue River Plaza Old Masonic Hall Riverwalk Center Lawn Blue River Plaza Riverwalk Center Lawn Moonstone Trail Illinois Creek Trail

SAT, AUG 20 9 am–10 pm 9:30–10 am 11–11:45 am 11 am–6 pm 12–12:30 pm 1–1:45 pm 2–2:30 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm

SUN, AUG 21 | BIFA CLOSING 9 am–10 pm The Swarm 9:30–10 am Trail Mix Concert 23 11–11:45 am Saurus 12–4 pm The Herd 1–1:45 pm Saurus 2–2:30 pm Trail Mix Concert 24 7:30–9:30 pm SEA (Singular Extreme Actions)

Downtown Breckenridge Iowa Hill Trail Blue River Plaza Old Masonic Hall Blue River Plaza Moonstone Trail Riverwalk Center

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BUYING BIFA TICKETS ONLINE Purchase tickets or register for classes at tickets.breckcreate.org BY PHONE Call the Ticket Office at 970 547 3100 All Tickets purchased by phone or online will be available at will call during normal Ticket Office hours. On the day of a performance, the Ticket Office remains open one half hour after a performance has begun. Once the Ticket Office closes for the evening, will call tickets will be with the ushers in the auditorium. Tickets are never mailed. Online performance tickets are available up to two hours prior to the performance, after which tickets must be purchased by phone or in person. IN PERSON Riverwalk Center Ticket Office 150 W. Adams Ave, Breckenridge, 80424 Breckenridge Welcome Center 203 S. Main Street, Breckenridge, 80424 Single tickets only TICKET OFFICE HOURS May 27 – August 21 Tuesday – Sunday 12–5 pm; Closed Mondays Performances on Days Ticket Office is Closed The Ticket Office opens at the performance venue three hours before the performance begins and remains open until 30 minutes after the performance begins. YOUR VISIT TO BRECKENRIDGE Information about travel, accommodations, restaurants and places to visit can be found at breckcreate.org or gobreck.com. PAGE

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BIFA PARTNERS + SPONSORS Breckenridge Creative Arts is deeply grateful to the many contributors whose support makes the Breckenridge International Festival of Arts possible. Founding Partner

Government + Foundation Partners

Program Partners

Lodging Partner

Creative Partners

LIAM DORAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Media Partners supports the supports the

Additional Credits Trail Mix photos by Liam Doran, Joe Kusumoto and Carl Scofield Sila photos by Kevin Yatarola, courtesy Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. Maya Beiser photos by ioulex Streb photos by Tom Caravaglia and © Etstock | Dreamstime.com ‘Rest These Hands’ animation still by Josh Dorman

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Aug 12-21, 2016 Presented by Breckenridge Creative Arts