Expressive Journeys
Walls by Alya Howe


A part of a larger work: WALLS (Performed for Response at the Wheeler Opera House 2019)

  • Choreographer: conceived & created by Alya Howe
  • Dancer: Carrie Vickers
  • Music: Keith Jarrett & Phil Niblock
  • Sets: by Jean Jeffries
  • Mural: by Rifle, CO high school students
  • Videographer: Krysia Carter-Giez
Happy Day Blues


Performed for Aspen Dance Connection at the Wheeler Opera House 1983 ADC

  • Choreographer & Dancer: Fran Page
  • Music: English Blues
  • Video: Aspen Dance Connection archives


(Adapted for camera from the live performance duet THIN WATER, BLUE ICE)

  • Directed and produced by: Ana Baer Carrillo, 2009
  • Choreographer: by Kim Olson, Sweet Edge
  • Dancers: Kim Olson & Patrick Mueller
  • Music: Barry Adamson
  • Camera & editing: Ana Baer Carrillo
  • Second Camera: Kayla Hamilton & Nicola Helwig


A part of the larger work: SHOES  

  • (Performed for the Aspen Dance Connection outdoors at SAWS Studio, Carbondale, CO 2021)
  • Choreographer: Amy Anderson, Engage Movement Arts

  • Dancers: Fernanda Oliviera and JonPaul Hills
  • Music: Austin Piazolla Quintet
  • Videographer: Sean Heraty, Stabio Productions, Denver, CO

Live Art Auction

The following artwork by Pamela Bennett will be available at the live auction.

Intuition by Pamela Bennett
18 x 24 Mixed Media Oil Paint

Oneness By Dina Ziskin Fortune

Oneness by Dina Ziskin Fortune
12×12 Oil on canvas
Value $450

Expressive Journeys

April 24th, 5 pm 

Glenwood Vaudeville Review

915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs

Stories of Hope and Healing

Live and video performances of movement, music, art and stories from around the country.

Aspen Dance Connection and the Empowered Voice are excited to present world recognized dancers and choreographers, national and local artists, poets and storytellers who are coming together to champion sexual abuse survivors who’ve courageously come through unspeakable pain and loss to claim who they are and become strong and resilient.

Help us launch the first printed edition of Voices Heard, the magazine that empowers survivors to shatter the silence of their sexual abuse.

We are so grateful for our sponsor Advocate Safehouse Project and supporters Glenwood Springs Ford; Davi Nikent, The Center for Human Flourishing; Versatile Productions and Chris Tribble; Printworks and KMTS for all the financial and in kind support.

Please use their services frequently. We couldn’t do this work without them.

Voices Heard eZine Spring 22 Cover

Empowered Voice Traveling Exhibit

The traveling exhibit is meant to expand public awareness around sexual assault in an effort to eliminate sexual assault in our lifetime while creating a safe space for survivors to be seen and heard.

View a short clip of the inaugural Exhibit below.

Live Art Auction

The following 3 pieces of art by Sheryl Blahnik will be available at the live auction.

Inner Beauty 1 by Sheryl Blahnik
14 x 16 Acrylic
Value $225

Inner Beauty 2 by Sheryl Blahnik
14 x 16 Acrylic
Value $225

Dreamer by Sheryl Blahnik
14 x 16 Acrylic
Value $225