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Festival De Vida: Shifting Normalcy

Augusto Soledade's Diaries of an Outlaw Performed by Ascential Dance
Photo credit: Heather Gray

What would it take for you to be happy? More importantly, what would it take for you to be happy every day? According to April Charmaine, founder and artistic director of Sol Vida Dance, “Happiness is possible every single day that you are living out your dream and giving yourself in a meaningful way.” This weekend, she offers you the opportunity to share in her happiness. On Saturday, May 21, Sol Vida Dance is hosting its annual arts festival, Festival de Vida: Shifting Normalcy. Festival de Vida showcases the talents of both established and young Colorado artists. The performances include theater, music, spoken word, and dance.

Sol Vida Dance

April Charmaine is the founder and artistic director of Sol Vida Dance, an organization devoted to international dance education and exposure. “What a gift,” she says, “I give and receive each time I enter the space to share my teachings of dance and exemplifying ways to enjoy life.” The studio, located on 4926 East Colfax, offers classes in Modern, Ballet, Hip Hop, Jazz, as well as African and Latin styles.

Festival de Vida

Festival de Vida takes place on May 21 and begins at 12:00 with performances beginning shortly thereafter. It will be held at Manmade Media at 2352 Dayton Street, Aurora. Tickets are $5.00 at the door and children under the age of three get in free.

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