Breckenridge International Festival of Arts 2017

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Breckenridge International Festival of Arts

AUG 11–20, 2017

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BRECKENRIDGE INTERNATIONAL

FESTIVAL OF ARTS | BIFA Breckenridge Creative Arts is proud to present the third annual Breckenridge International Festival of Arts (BIFA), a celebration of adventure, play and creativity, which runs August 11–20, 2017. From human-sized ants and a psychedelic marching band to pterodactyl-like street puppets and gigantic spinning tops, 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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INTERACTIVE ART

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LOS TROMPOS

LOS TROMPOS by Héctor Esrawe + Ignacio Cadena Aug 7–Oct 22 | On View Daily Arts District Campus | FREE | Colorado Premiere Los Trompos, or ‘the spinning tops,’ is a joyful interactive art installation by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena. Inspired by the popular children’s toy, each woven top has a unique shape inspired by nature and traditional Latin American design, architecture and folk art. Five of these colorful, large-scale sculptures will be on display on the Arts District campus through October. Los Trompos on loan from Scottsdale Public Art, Scottsdale, AZ.

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ANTS

ANTS by Polyglot Theatre Aug 10–13 | 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm Blue River Plaza | FREE | Colorado Premiere Ants is an interactive roving performance which has giant Ants bringing children together in a gentle and intriguing landscaping project. Faced with hundreds of giant bread crumbs and three big insects, children are irresistibly drawn in to discover what the Ants want them to do. Ants is an enchanting investigation into the nature of work and children’s relationship with their environment.

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INTERACTIVE THEATER

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TRAIL MIX

MUSIC + VISUAL ART

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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 27 pop-up performances over the 10 days of BIFA. Featuring artworks by Sarah Langsam, Michael McGillis and Nikki Pike. Co-presented with Breckenridge Music Festival.

Trail Mix 01–03 | Aug 10 | FREE

Trail Mix 14–16 | Aug 16 | FREE

10 am | Iowa Hill Trail

10 am | Iowa Hill Trail

2 pm | Moonstone Trail

2 pm | Moonstone Trail

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

Trail Mix 04–05 | Aug 12 | FREE

Trail Mix 17–19 | Aug 17 | FREE

10 am | Iowa Hill Trail

10 am | Iowa Hill Trail

2 pm | Moonstone Trail

2 pm | Moonstone Trail 4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

Trail Mix 06–07 | Aug 13 | FREE 2 pm | Moonstone Trail

Trail Mix 20–22 | Aug 18| FREE

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

10 am | Iowa Hill Trail 2 pm | Moonstone Trail

Trail Mix 08–10 | Aug 14 | FREE

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

10 am | Iowa Hill Trail 2 pm | Moonstone Trail

Trail Mix 23–25 | Aug 19 | FREE

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

10 am | Iowa Hill Trail 2 pm | Moonstone Trail

Trail Mix 11–13 | Aug 15 | FREE

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

10 am | Iowa Hill Trail 2 pm | Moonstone Trail

Trail Mix 26–27 | Aug 20 | FREE

4 pm | Illinois Creek Trail

10 am | Iowa Hill Trail 2 pm | Moonstone Trail

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INDOOR EXHIBITIONS

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VISUAL ART

CONTEMPLATIVE ENVIRONMENTS by Pamela Olson + Kelly Yarbrough Aug 10–Sep 6 | On View Daily Old Masonic Hall | FREE A mixed media exhibition that brings the outdoors in, creating a space to contemplate the fragility of our environment and how it resonates with our consciousness.

EPHEMERAL PATHWAYS by Kia Neill Aug 10–Sep 6 | On View Daily Breckenridge Theater | FREE An exhibition of photo based collage inspired by the Rocky Mountains that hints at an ephemeral experience that is not only seen, but felt.

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ACOUSTIC FLOW Acoustic Flow combines music, nature and wellness along the relaxing shores of the Blue River with free outdoor classes in yoga, meditation and healing arts, featuring five sessions with live music over the 10 days of BIFA. Co-presented with Breckenridge Music Festival. Acoustic Flow 01 | Aug 12 | FREE 8–9 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn Acoustic Flow 02 | Aug 13 | FREE 8–9 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn Acoustic Flow 03 | Aug 15 | FREE 8–9 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

ACOUSTIC FLOW

Acoustic Flow 04| Aug 19 | FREE 8–9 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn Acoustic Flow 05 | Aug 20 | FREE 8–9 am | Riverwalk Center Lawn

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MUSIC + WELLNESS


TREE-O 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. A performance art installation, each musical session features instrumental melodies performed with the trio perched aloft upon the trees. Tree-o 01: | Aug 10 | FREE 12–12:30 pm | Location TBA Tree-o 02: | Aug 17 | FREE 12–12:30 pm | Location TBA

TREE-O

Tree-o 03: | Aug 18 | FREE 12–12:30 pm | Location TBA Tree-o 04: | Aug 19 | FREE 12–12:30 pm | Location TBA

MUSIC + SPECTACLE

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MUSIC + SPECTACLE

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ITCHY-O

ITCHY-O with DJ f-ether + Church Fire Aug 11 | Support acts start at 6 pm; Itchy-O set at 8:30 pm Tiger Dredge Lot | FREE Denver-based Itchy-O is a 30-plus-piece performance band that draws its inspiration from many cultures that include Japanese Taiko drumming, Chinese Lion dancing, Mexican street processions, ancient esoteric symbology and American drum corps. A blazing aural assault from the darkest depths of Colorado, Itchy-O is a wholly immersive, musical experience on a massive scale. Presented in conjunction with the Breckenridge stage of the Colorado Classic.

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MONUMENTS

MONUMENTS by Craig Walsh Aug 11–20 | 8:30–11 pm Locations TBA | FREE | U.S. Premiere Internationally acclaimed projection artist Craig Walsh creates a haunting synergy between the human form, natural environment and the act of viewing. Moving images transform trees into sculptural portraits surveying the immediate surroundings. For his Breckenridge engagement, Walsh will create tree projection portraits featuring three local subjects—historian Maureen Nicholls, biking enthusiast Jeff “Westy” Westcott and dancer Zoe Gallup—that will travel to a series of in-town locations throughout the 10 nights of BIFA. Presented in partnership with Breckenridge Heritage Alliance.

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DIGITAL ART + SPECTACLE

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MUSIC + FILM

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S THE GOLD RUSH

CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S THE GOLD RUSH with Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra Aug 12 | 7:30 pm Riverwalk Center | $45, $40, $30 Jayce Ogren, conductor Charlie Chaplin’s favorite film, The Gold Rush, is presented on the big screen with the accompanied score performed by members of the BMF Orchestra. A story of the race for gold and hope for a new life illuminates the four destinies of an adventurer, a dancer, an outlaw and a tramp in the great North. Co-presented with Breckenridge Music Festival.

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BIRDMEN + PerQ by Close-Act Theatre Aug 16, 18, 19 | 5 pm + 8:30 pm (Birdmen) Aug 15, 17 | 11 am + 1:30 pm (PerQ) Blue River Plaza | FREE Large, illuminated pterodactyl-like creatures descend upon Blue River Plaza and roam through the streets of downtown Breckenridge. Created by Dutch artists Close-Act Theatre, Birdmen is a spectacular piece of street theater that features stilt-walkers outfitted as strange, enlightened beings that inhabit and animate our public space. The company also performs PerQ, a choreographed drumming show featuring percussionists dressed as 19th century soldiers.

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BIRDMEN + PerQ SPECTACLE

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FOLK MUSIC

RHIANNON GIDDENS

RHIANNON GIDDENS The Freedom Highway Tour Aug 17 | 7:30 pm Riverwalk Center | $35 With soulful musicality, singer, violinist and banjo player Rhiannon Giddens is considered one of the most promising voices in American roots music. After helming Grammy Award-winning

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band

Carolina

Chocolate

Drops,

Giddens broke out as a solo performer and continues her mission to create a vibrant new life for old-time music. She appears at BIFA in support of her newest album, Freedom Highway.

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CASUS CIRCUS

DRIFTWOOD with Casus Circus Aug 18–19, 7:30 pm; Aug 20, 2 pm Riverwalk Center | $20 Adults, $10 Kids | U.S. Premiere Performing seemingly impossible feats of brute strength, Casus Circus is an internationally recognized Australian company that has traveled worldwide with their mesmerizing acrobatics and aerial stunts. Having received stellar reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and winning Best Circus at Festival d’Avignon, this highly skilled quartet makes their Colorado debut at BIFA, where they will test the limitations of the human body in stunning displays of flexibility.

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CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS

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BIFA VENUES

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Illinois Creek Trail 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 end of the ice arena’s parking lot.

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Iowa Hill Trail 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.

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Moonstone Trail From 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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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.

BE PART OF THE ART Whether participating in the interactive production of Ants with Polyglot Theatre or taking an acrobatic workshop with company members from Casus Circus, 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. ADVENTURE + PLAY + CREATIVITY | breckcreate.org/bifa


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 24-25.

THU, AUG 10 | PREVIEW DAY 9 am–10 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 10–10:30 am 11–11:30 am 12–12:30 pm 12–12:30 pm 2–2:30 pm 2–2:30 pm 3–3:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 8:30–11 pm

Los Trompos Contemplative Envs. Ephemeral Pathways Trail Mix Concert 01 Ants Ants Tree–o 01 Ants Trail Mix Concert 02 Ants Trail Mix Concert 03 Monuments

Arts District Campus Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge Theater Iowa Hill Trail Blue River Plaza Blue River Plaza Location TBA Blue River Plaza Moonstone Trail Blue River Plaza Illinois Creek Trail Location TBA

FRI, AUG 11 | BIFA OPENING 9 am–10 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 11–11:30 am 12–12:30 pm 2–2:30 pm 3–3:30 pm 6–8:30 pm 8:30–10 pm 8:30–11 pm PAGE

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Los Trompos Arts District Campus Contemplative Envs. Old Masonic Hall Ephemeral Pathways Breckenridge Theater Ants Blue River Plaza Ants Blue River Plaza Ants Blue River Plaza Ants Blue River Plaza DJ f–ether + Church Fire Riverwalk Center Lawn Itchy–O Tiger Dredge Lot Monuments Location TBA


SAT, AUG 12 8–9 am 9 am–10 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 10–10:30 am 11–11:30 am 12–12:30 pm 2–2:30 pm 2–2:30 pm 3–3:30 pm 7:30–9:00 pm 8:30–11 pm

Acoustic Flow 01 Los Trompos Contemplative Envs. Ephemeral Pathways Trail Mix Concert 04 Ants Ants Ants Trail Mix Concert 05 Ants The Gold Rush Monuments

Riverwalk Center Lawn Arts District Campus Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge Theater Iowa Hill Trail Blue River Plaza Blue River Plaza Blue River Plaza Moonstone Trail Blue River Plaza Riverwalk Center Location TBA

Acoustic Flow 02 Los Trompos Contemplative Envs. Ephemeral Pathways Ants Ants Ants Trail Mix Concert 06 Ants Trail Mix Concert 07 Monuments

Riverwalk Center Lawn Arts District Campus Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge Theater Blue River Plaza Blue River Plaza Blue River Plaza Moonstone Trail Blue River Plaza Illinois Creek Trail Location TBA

Los Trompos Contemplative Envs. Ephemeral Pathways Trail Mix Concert 08 Trail Mix Concert 09 Trail Mix Concert 10 Monuments

Arts District Campus Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge Theater Iowa Hill Trail Moonstone Trail Illinois Creek Trail Location TBA

SUN, AUG 13 8–9 am 9 am–10 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 11–11:30 am 12–12:30 pm 2–2:30 pm 2–2:30 pm 3–3:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 8:30–11 pm

MON, AUG 14 9 am–10 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 10–10:30 am 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 8:30–11 pm

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TUE, AUG 15 8–9 am 9 am–10 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 10–10:30 am 11–11:45 am 1:30–2:15 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 8:30–11 pm

Acoustic Flow 03 Los Trompos Contemplative Envs. Ephemeral Pathways Trail Mix Concert 11 PerQ PerQ Trail Mix Concert 12 Trail Mix Concert 13 Monuments

Riverwalk Center Lawn Arts District Campus Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge Theater Iowa Hill Trail Blue River Plaza Blue River Plaza Moonstone Trail Illinois Creek Trail Location TBA

Los Trompos Contemplative Envs. Ephemeral Pathways Trail Mix Concert 14 Trail Mix Concert 15 Trail Mix Concert 16 Birdmen Birdmen Monuments

Arts District Campus Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge Theater Iowa Hill Trail Moonstone Trail Illinois Creek Trail Blue River Plaza Blue River Plaza Location TBA

Los Trompos Contemplative Envs. Ephemeral Pathways Trail Mix Concert 17 PerQ Tree–o 02 PerQ Trail Mix Concert 18 Trail Mix Concert 19 Rhiannon Giddens Monuments

Arts District Campus Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge Theater Iowa Hill Trail Blue River Plaza Location TBA Blue River Plaza Moonstone Trail Illinois Creek Trail Riverwalk Center Location TBA

WED, AUG 16 9 am–10 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 10–10:30 am 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 5–5:45 pm 8:30–9:15 pm 8:30–11 pm

THU, AUG 17 9 am–10 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 10–10:30 am 11–11:45 am 12–12:30 pm 1:30–2:15 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 7:30–9:30 pm 8:30–11 pm

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FRI, AUG 18 9 am–10 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 10–10:30 am 12–12:30 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 5–5:45 pm 7:30–8:30 pm 8:30–9:15 pm 8:30–11 pm

Los Trompos Contemplative Envs. Ephemeral Pathways Trail Mix Concert 20 Tree–o 03 Trail Mix Concert 21 Trail Mix Concert 22 Birdmen Casus Circus Birdmen Monuments

Arts District Campus Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge Theater Iowa Hill Trail Location TBA Moonstone Trail Illinois Creek Trail Blue River Plaza Riverwalk Center Blue River Plaza Location TBA

Acoustic Flow 04 Los Trompos Contemplative Envs. Ephemeral Pathways Trail Mix Concert 23 Tree–o 04 Trail Mix Concert 24 Trail Mix Concert 25 Birdmen Casus Circus Birdmen Monuments

Riverwalk Center Lawn Arts District Campus Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge Theater Iowa Hill Trail Location TBA Moonstone Trail Illinois Creek Trail Blue River Plaza Riverwalk Center Blue River Plaza Location TBA

SAT, AUG 19 8–9 am 9 am–10 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 10–10:30 am 12–12:30 pm 2–2:30 pm 4–4:30 pm 5–5:45 pm 7:30–8:30 pm 8:30–9:15 pm 8:30–11 pm

SUN, AUG 20 | BIFA CLOSING 8–9 am 9 am–10 pm 10 am–5 pm 10 am–5 pm 10–10:30 am 12–12:30 pm 2–2:30 pm 2–3 pm 8:30–11 pm

Acoustic Flow 05 Los Trompos Contemplative Envs. Ephemeral Pathways Trail Mix Concert 26 Tree–o 05 Trail Mix Concert 27 Casus Circus Monuments

Riverwalk Center Lawn Arts District Campus Old Masonic Hall Breckenridge Theater Iowa Hill Trail Location TBA Moonstone Trail Riverwalk Center Location TBA

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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 Tuesday-Friday, 12–4pm IN PERSON Welcome Center | 203 S. Main Open all year, 7 days a week; 9am–6pm Riverwalk Center | 150 W. Adams Tuesday–Sunday, 12–5pm (Summer only) YOUR VISIT TO BRECKENRIDGE Information about travel, accommodations, restaurants and places to visit can be found at breckcreate.org or gobreck.com. ADDITIONAL CREDITS ‘Monuments’ photos by Courtney Pedersen and Chris Phutully; ‘Los Trompos’ by Braden Camp, Jonathan Hillyer, and Abel Klainbaum; ‘Driftwood’ courtesy of Casus Circus; ‘Ants’ courtesy of Polyglot Theatre; ‘Birdmen’ and ‘PerQ’ courtesy of Close-Act Theatre; Itchy-O courtesy of Itchy-O; Tree-o courtesy of Russick Smith; ‘Contemplative Environments’ courtesy of Pamela Olson and Kelly Yarbrough; ‘Ephemeral Pathway’ courtesy of Kia Neill; Trail Mix photos by Liam Doran, Joe Kusumoto and Carl Scofield; Arts District photos by Liam Doran. THE GOLD RUSH Copyright © Roy Export S.A.S. Music for THE GOLD RUSH Copyright © Roy Export Company Ltd. and Bourne Co. All rights reserved.

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BIFA PARTNERS + SPONSORS 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

Creative Partners

LIAM DORAN PHOTOGRAPHY

Media Partner

Lodging Partner

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