Trailblazer: Quixotic

Posted by admin on 4/16/13 in Inspiration, Community

Today we blaze trails with Quixotic!  If you've ever seen their live show, you know that they were tailor made for Wanderlust: an incredible blend of yogic skill, dance, and a light show that is truly cutting-edge.  You simply cannot take your eyes of Quixotic! Even better, the team behind Quixotic's live show will be at the wheel of Wanderlust's main stage art direction at all summer festivals. In collaboration with the Wanderlust vision, Quixotic will bring together lighting design, projection mapping and live performance on the brand new Wanderlust stage design. Quixotic will also be front-and-center in our 4th of July Fire Collective, with an innovative and exciting fire performance that turns into a procession through Copper Mountain's village!

We took our trailblazing questions to Laura Jones of Quixotic, who is also teaching dance classes at each stop on the Wanderlust circuit this summer. 

1353 WL - What aspects of yoga / meditation / spirituality do you bring into your work? 

LJ - I like to do certain yoga poses every day during my stretching and warming up routine. I know that we also manipulate many yoga poses, turning them into dance movements. All of the poses are wonderful strength and flexibility builders, and they all help our coordinating dance steps improve as well. 

WL - How did you get involved with yoga?

LJ - I have learned aspects of yoga throughout my dance career. Dance and yoga are so closely related, they both strengthen as well as stretch, so yoga is a great resource for dancers. 

WL - What's your favorite pose?

LJ - I love happy baby, it feels great on my back and hips! 

1354 WL - What's feeding your wanderlust today? 

LJ - My desire to see and experience as many amazing new places and things as possible, as well as the desire to share Quixotic's art with as many people as possible. 

WL - If you could leave one legacy for your community what would it be?

LJ -  I would like for people to come to our shows or train at our studio and realize that there are so many possibilities open to us, and that art and movement are forever changing and adapting. I hope that we open eyes and minds to all of the amazing possibilities, and inspire people to keep striving to push the boundaries. 

Tags: dance, laura jones, quixotic, trailblazer

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