Denver Has Hooping, Belly Dance, Aerial, Flow, Fire, Circus, Burlesque and More!
Did you know the WOW factor that is our Denver Mile High city (all 5280 feet) hosts all kinds of unique performing and learning feasts? We have a huge community of Hoop dancers, belly dancers, aerialists, flow artists, fire performers, circus presentations and a bustling burlesque community, too!
You don’t have to wait for Cirque du Soleil to set up the big tents for big bucks, either (though they always do a phenomenal show).
Here’s a few unique Denver Area Location Finds, which should be on your radar, even/especially if it’s off the beaten path:
Lannie’s Clock Tower Cabaret (in the heart of downtown Denver downstairs in the infamous Clock Tower Building)–with Naughty Pierre and some luscious shows including burlesque, aerial, comedy, jazz and even drag queens!
Boulder Circus Center (Boulder, Colorado)-flow artistry in the form of shows, classes and more. It’s a two-story building in Boulder built by jugglers and fostered and supported by a huge community of creative people.
The Fusion Factory (Denver, Colorado)-Incredible artwork, artists, shows, parties, and festivals. Home to the Denver Costume Collective and artist potluck nights. Fire spinning, lights, dj’s, original art, body painting, preparation for Burning Man and Apogea (Colorado’s version of Burning Man) are just some of the things you can find at this corner building in Denver warehouse district.
The Mercury Cafe (Denver, Colorado)-an eclectic mix of live music, dance lessons, performances, poetry readings, film screenings–not to mention a sustainable restauant and bar that supports local, fresh healthy delicious organic food with a unique bohemian, elegant artistic atmosphere.
And for some Mind Blowing Events that are eclectic, artistic…and so very far from boring:
Elevation (Golden, Colorado)-an annual experience that brings together amazing belly dance, music, costumes, workshops, shopping and more eyeliner, bindi’s, bellies, glitter, leather, tassels and tribal costumes, than is probably legal.
Spin Summit (Colorado Springs, Colorado)-an annual flow community gathering of international & national & Colorado instructors, performers, healers, creatives & vendors which include such genres as hoop dancing, fire dancing, poi spinning, contact juggling, staff, flow wand and many other things you’ve probably never heard of!
Colorado Raindance Festival (Georgetown, Colorado)-a new Rocky Mountain fundraising festival held at Shadow Mountain Ranch in the historical mountain community of Georgetown (where the infamous Sonic Bloom Festival is held).
Sample, Enjoy and Share these… you just might set off an avalanche of interesting!
~Ché Rippinger of Hip The Hoopla is a hoop, belly, sword and fire dancer. She teaches, performs and coaches, plus creates lovely custom hoops in the Historic Sante Fe Arts District, at Red Elephant Workshop in Denver, Colorado. Connect with her via e-mail Che@HipTheHoopla.com or phone 303-919-9280 to schedule your next bout of creativity! Also follow Hip The Hoopla on Facebook for healthy happy tips, hoopspiration, class news & flow jams.
Ché Rippinger is also the Social Media Marketing & P.R. Consultant for Elevated Color, an industry leader, well-known Fine Art prints shop, color management and G7 Certification Expert, in Denver.