Lauren Beale and Brooke McNamara, Performance at City Park Jazz, Sunday, June 19, 2016

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Sunday, June 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Counterpath tent at City Park Jazz, Lauren Beale and Brooke McNamara will perform excerpts from their piece CAVE, which premiered this spring in Boulder and Denver. CAVE is the fertile, liminal space in which two women live the question: is it possible to prepare for experiences that exist in a realm beyond our capacity to imagine or put into words? In the heart of transition, senses open and fine-tune, attention aligns, and the power of nuance and abandon ignite the work of the in-between. Click here for location and directions.

Katie Ebbitt’s new book with Counterpath, Another Life, will also be released at this event.


Lauren Beale is a performing artist, choreographer, contemplative teacher, yoga instructor and active mama. She holds an MFA in Dance from The University of Colorado Boulder with an emphasis in somatic based teaching and collaborative, interdisciplinary performance. Lauren has performed nationally and internationally with Colorado and New York based companies. She has also co-created and collaborated with Brooke McNamara, Mark McCoin, Jessica Hendricks, Amanda Leise, and Jimmy Lusero.  Her creative work has been presented in Colorado, New York City, Mexico, and Costa Rica. She is currently on faculty in the Theatre and Dance Department at the University of Colorado-Boulder and teaches at Block 1750, Dance Dimensions, the Boulder Jazz Dance Workshop, and Running River School K-8.

Brooke McNamara holds an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado Boulder, and a BA in Dance and English from Connecticut College. She teaches Yoga on faculty at Naropa University and is a lecturer in Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder. Brooke has danced professionally with LEVYdance (San Francisco), Kim Olson/ Sweet Edge (Denver), and Malashock and Dancers (San Diego), and has performed, taught, and shared dance work in the U.S., Mexico, Lithuania, Italy, China, and Vietnam. She is ordained as a monk and empowered as a Dharma Holder in the Zen Buddhist lineage of Diane Musho Hamilton, Sensei. Brooke’s new book, Feed Your Vow // poems for falling into fullness, can be found at