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2021 Season

CLOSER  Season 8 at Dance Mission Theater- Nov 5 & 6, 2021 

SOULSKIN Dance invites you to join us and experience the Magic of Live Performance and Live Streaming to Create Community and Fostering Healing & Compassion

SOULSKIN DANCE Presents the San Francisco Premiere of

CLOSER: A Dance Film about Relationship in a Time of Isolation

Following their world premiere at the Aspen Fringe Festival Oct 1, 2021, SOULSKIN present’s the new Dance Film "CLOSER" created by SOULSKIN Dance Choreographer Adrianna Thompson during the Covid Pandemic. "CLOSER" reveals our need for human connection and the diversity and inclusion that is essential in a true democracy. Closer was created in collaboration with SOULSKIN Resident filmmaker Jaco Strydom over a period of 7 months. Also viewers will be treated to a sneak peak of a new dance in progress, The Awakening. The vibe for this ballet harks back to 70's and never ending party that was STUDIO 54. The dance floor became a platform for individual exploration and expression of all kinds. Disco music became a common thread for peoples of all races and classes to share. The Awakening is both Celebration and a Prayer… to sow the seeds of reconciliation and compassion in a time of division.

Ticket sales available starting August 20, 2021 at

$25.00 for either in theater or live stream 



AFF's FallFest 2021:
Connection in the Age of Misinformation

theatre · dance film
Aspen, CO : AFF returned October 1st to the Wheeler Opera House with three WORLD PREMIERES

addressing human connection and social disconnection with movement, thought, and humor. 

Phoenix Rising premied June 2021 at Aspen Fringe Festival


Phoenix Rising

Choreography:  Adrianna Thompson

Performed:  Katherine Bolanos, Seia Rassenti and Anthony Tiedeman


The phoenix was a huge mythological bird that cyclically was resurrected by arising from the ashes of its own fiery grave.To rise like a phoenix from the ashes means to emerge from a catastrophe stronger, with life reborn and transformed. Created for three best friends who found themselves furloughed from Aspen Santa Fe Ballet during the Covid-19 pandemic, this original work is dedicated to all performers who must now struggle to spread their wings again and breathe new life into their art.

CLOSER: A sneak peak of our new dance film

SOULSKIN Dance will present CLOSER. A look into the importance of being connected with laugh, cry, and play. To ultimately rediscover the importance of intimacy. From performing arts to education, our future success and happiness hangs in the balance. This dance film is an attempt to heal wounds of what this unprecedented time has left us with. And to most importantly shed light on the essential need for human contact. 

CLOSER live at Aspen Fall Fest Sept 2020


Choreography: Adrianna Thompson

Dancers: Samantha Altenau and Giacomo Bavutti

Music: Recomposed by Max Richter, Vivaldi- Four Seasons, Spring 2 and 3

SOULSKIN Dance will be in LIVE performances in Aspen, CO as part of the Aspen Fringe Festival's FallFest 2020. On Saturday, Sept 19, SOULSKIN Dance will present an original work on The Rink at the Collective in Snowmass. We will also be performing in the full show on September 26 at 7:30 in the Aspen District Theater. Due to COVID protocols, only 50 tickets will be available per show. 

Shelter in Place 2020

SOULSKIN Dance: Shelter in Place 2020

Artistic Director: Adrianna Thompson

Filmmaker: Jaco Strydom

Music: Noh

Dancers: Andrea McGinnis, ArVejon Jones, Alejandra Preciado, Barbara Koch, Jamielyn Duggan, Emanuel Colombo, Delvis Savigne Frinon, Margot Lena, Adonis Martin and Adrianna Thompson

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