Palm Arts: Fly Dance Company, 1/14

Palm Arts: Fly Dance Company, 1/14

Telluride’s Palm Arts, Inc. and the Michael D. Palm Theatre welcomes Fly Dance Company to the stage on Saturday, January 14, 6 p.m. Reserved seating tickets is $28 for adults;$20 for students and children. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 970.369.5669. Scroll down to watch a trailer of FLY in action and prepare to be amazed.

In addition to the Saturday evening performance at The Palm, Fly Dance will conduct a student outreach program for Telluride School District students to showcase their street-style, funk savvy, contemporary dance moves – and the pure joy evident in the mastery of this physical art form.

Top Row: Adam Quiroz, Don Lee, Kenny Louis, Timothy Pena, Jorge Casco, Sidney Pritchett Front Row: Jeffrey Louis, Kathy Musick, Joel Aguilera, Chris Cortez

Top Row: Adam Quiroz, Don Lee, Kenny Louis, Timothy Pena, Jorge Casco, Sidney Pritchett Front Row: Jeffrey Louis, Kathy Musick, Joel Aguilera, Chris Cortez

FLY is an all-male contemporary dance company from Houston, Texas. The group is known for its clever staging and high-energy performances to a variety of music including classical, jazz, pop, hip hop, experimental, drumming, and live sound effects.

Labeled an artistic phenomenon, FLY crosses street dance with classical choreographic principles. Their technique is a creative blend of hip hop, gymnastics, and break-dancing superimposed onto a platform of modern and classical  techniques.

As the Houston Press reports, “This ain’t no ordinary lacy-fingered, twinkly-toed dance troupe. These FLY guys are tough, with a streetwise, sideways charm; and they know how to move, too, from their knuckles all the way down to their toenails.”

Fly Dance Company is currently comprised of 10 male dancers under the artistic direction of Jorge Casco and Kathy Musick Wood.

Casco, a natural drummer since the age of four, began his journey as a street dancer in Houston too. But winning underground dance battles and making a name for himself in the underground dance circuit wasn’t enough. He saw Fly Dance Company perform at this school and, after a year as an understudy, Casco became a principal dancer and toured with FLY, performing in many prestigious theaters and festivals including Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Vail International Dance Festival, Just for Laughs, and Jacob’s Pillow.

Wood has spent all of her professional life in the arts – first as a teacher in public schools, then as a professional director/choreographer for her own dance companies. As a dance teacher, innovative music selection, choreography, props, staging, and costuming brought her recognition as a leader in her field. She was a founding member and president of the Texas Dance Educators Association. Retiring from this first career, she began her work with young street dancers, teaching, mentoring, and forming them into dance groups, one of which became the original Fly Dance Company.

Whether dancing to a Nat King Cole classic, a Michael Jackson hit, or movements from a Stravinsky concerto, Fly Dance provides a joyful and exuberant dance experience for families and enthusiasts alike.

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