Colorado Public Television, Colorado Public Radio and Rocky Mountain PBS are teaming up to explore the arts through a variety of lenses.
The project extends a shared commitment by each organization to enrich the Colorado community with programming that’s locally focused around arts and culture. Take a look at the specific projects below.
Dance company Wonderbound and experimental folk band Chimney Choir explore the complex idea of love in Aphrodite’s Switchboard. In this new rock ballet, the goddess Aphrodite gets a job as a 30’s era switchboard operator and gets gets busy making connections – for better or for worse.
CPT12 Short: STREET LEVEL “Wonderbound”
Wonderbound is best known for it’s beautiful performances and intriguing collaborations. In this STREET LEVEL extra, CPT12 looks at Wonderbound’s use of dance to engage their homeless neighbors through their community program called Pari Passu – Latin for “equal footing.” In addition to informal dance sessions, Wonderbound offers their Pari Passu participants free tickets to performances, including Aphrodite’s Switchboard.
CPR Feature: Three scenes from Aphrodite’s Switchboard
CPR’s OpenAir recorded segments of Aphrodite’s Switchboard at the Pinnacle Charter School.
RMPBS Short: ARTS DISTRICT “Aphrodite’s Switchboard”
Arts District features Wonderbound and the creative process behind Aphrodite’s Switchboard.
Clyfford Still Museum
Clyfford Still is considered one of the most important American artists of the 20th century and an originator of the Abstract Expressionism movement. With over 3,000 artworks in the collection, the award-winning Clyfford Still Museum is the home to Still’s life’s work.
CPT12 Short: STREET LEVEL “Clyfford Still Museum”
Have you visited Denver’s Clyfford Still Museum lately? Now besides amazing art, you can catch a concert, meditate in the gallery, or participate in a poetry slam! This STREET LEVEL short highlights ways in which the community can enjoy this extraordinary space in addition to looking at the vast and ever-changing collection.
CPR Podcast: “CENTENNIAL SOUNDS “Notes From Clyfford Still”
This podcast explores how composer Nathan Hall took Clyfford Still’s journals and letters and turned them into music.
RMPBS Short: ARTS DISTRICT “Conserving Still’s Legacy”
Curators from the Clyfford Still Museum talk about conserving some of the most acclaimed art of the 20th century.