Shift: The Stories We Live

Event Details

The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts

August 10, 2019

Your perception of the world—influenced by the stories you hear, the experiences you face, and even the assumptions you make—is about to be challenged. Whether by chance or by choice, in dramatic upheaval or with a subtle nudge, a spark will begin transformation, awakening your senses to a vibrant new reality. Welcome this spark…and the shift that comes next.


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