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See the Sixth Annual Vedauwoo Vertical Dance This Weekend [VIDEO]

Do you like to climb the rocks at Vedauwoo? Have you ever danced on them?

This weekend, students from the University of Wyoming perform the sixth annual Vedauwoo Vertical Dance at Box Canyon. Performances will be at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Along with dancers on the various levels of the rocks, the performances includes live music and storytelling by Paul Taylor out of Australia. Vertical Dance combines modern dance with rappelling that allows unique free-form aerial movements.

This year’s performance is titled “Vertical Dance at Vedauwoo: Rainbow Serpent and the Red Desert.” Since 1998 the event has been concluding the Snowy Range Summer Theatre and Dance Festival.

Tickets cost seven dollars and patrons are encouraged to buy tickets in advance as space is limited. Buy them online at www.uwyo.edu/finearts, by calling (307) 766-6666 or at the Fine Arts Box Office in Laramie.

Each new concert at Vedauwoo introduces a theme or storyline. In 2009, featured artist Taylor presented his original aboriginal story “Vedauwoo: A Dreamtime Tale,” in which he introduced Rainbow Serpent, Sky Boss and the Turtle Lady as he described the creation of Vedauwoo. The tale continues in this year’s performance, as Rainbow travels across Wyoming, stopping at Arlington, the Red Desert, Yellowstone and the Tetons and then back to the Red Desert via the Wind River Range.

The tale will be interwoven with live music performed by Marty Camino, Rod Garnett, Peter Queal, Mark Rabideau, David Romtvedt and Peter Shive.

To get to the Vertical Dance this weekend take the Vedauwoo exit off Interstate 80, patrons will park their cars and ride a bus to the Box Canyon parking lot. From this point, there is a 10-minute walk up a gravel path to the performance area. The last bus from the parking area will depart 10 minutes before the performance.

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