On June 3rd we arrived in Steamboat Springs, Colorado to begin our two-week stay as Perry-Mansfield's 2017 company-in-residence.
The 104-year-old performing arts camp is situated in an idyllic valley just outside town and is comprised of a charming collection of studios, theaters, cabins, bunkhouses, horse corrals, and a lovely dining hall, all of which are situated among a forest of Aspens and evergreens.
Working here is simply a pleasure.
This coming weekend, we'll cap the end of our creative residency with a performance of the latest iteration of H E A P, along with a presentation of Banning's new work-in-progress.
It will, no doubt, be hard to leave.
A big thanks to the Perry-Mansfield Board, Nancy Engelken, Chris Compton, Tammy Dyke-Compton, and everyone here at camp for making this experience possible!
Perry-Mansfield is located just outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and is recognized as the oldest continuously-operating performing arts school and camp in the nation.
In 1913, Charlotte Perry and Portia Mansfield fulfilled their dreams of creating a theatre and dance camp in the mountains. Throughout the years, a number of distinguished alumni, faculty, and guest artists have passed through the doors of Perry-Mansfield.
Today, students from all over the world take classes from a select group of accomplished and internationally renowned faculty. The tradition of Perry-Mansfield remains unsurpassed as the camp continues to prepare emerging young artists for the stage.
Recent alumni are performing with Ballet Hispanico, Battleworks Dance Company, Munich Ballet, the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Nederlands Dance Theatre, and in film, on Broadway and television.
To learn more, watch the overview video below.