Dancing and drumming during Autumn@Adams


Aubrey Lucero, right, and her daughter, Edynn

Aubrey Lucero, right, and her daughter, Edynn

The 2014 Adams State University Autumn@Adams Week includes a dance performance by Mountain Valley Dance, choreographed by Aubrey Lucero along with a percussion performance by James Doyle at 7 p.m. Monday, September 8, in Leon Memorial Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Free refreshments will be served.

Lucero was a student of Mountain Valley Dance for 11 years before becoming a teacher under Beverly Mozzetti at Mountain Valley Dance. She has taught for 17 years upon taking over the studio in 2011. She has traveled around the world with Up With People, taken master classes with the Colorado Ballet, David Taylor Dance Theater, Cris Judd, Barry Youngblood, Tyce Diorio and numerous others. Lucero has given master classes herself at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Her choreography has been used by Creede Repertory Theater, and various Adams State University productions.

james doyle

Doyle will discuss the creative process not just when preparing his own solo works and improvisations, but how to express one's self as an artist when collaborating with one, two, 50, or 100 other artists.

An assistant professor of music, Doyle teaches courses in percussion, world music, and music business. In addition to teaching at Adams State, Doyle has been an active performer throughout the Rocky Mountain region and Las Vegas, NV. Although he regularly gives solo recitals and performs in improvisatory settings, the majority of his performances are in the role of "sideman," as a section percussionist in orchestras, or as a chamber musician.

Autumn@Adams Week is September 8 through September 13. Events compliment the 2014 theme, Great Expression/Gran Expresión, including poetry, visual art creative processes; a Last Lecture by President David Svaldi; a 5K Color Run; the second annual HPPE Open House; a presentation on the language of the SLV; and the annual cook-off.

For a complete schedule of events, visit Autumn@Adams, or call 719-587-7827.