Date(s) - March 28, 2024
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Gregory Allicar Museum of Art, University Center for the Arts

Community Movement Exploration

with Lisa Morgan, Jessica Loveall, and Grace Cooper

Griffin Foundation Gallery: Thursday, March 28

Performances begin at 6 & 6:30 p.m. We encourage you to enter the gallery at either 6 or 6:30 p.m. for one of these 25-minute improvisational explorations!

Join us for a community movement exploration combining Charley Friedman’s immersive, auditory installation—Soundtracks for the Present Future–with improvisational movement by Lisa Morgan, Jessica Loveall, and Grace Cooper! Performances begin at 6 and 6:30 p.m. We encourage you to enter the gallery at either of these times to experience a 25-minute performance!

Encoring their improvisational dance at audioVISUALIZE 2024, Lisa Morgan (CSU Dance), Jessica Loveall (CSU Dance/Poudre School District) and Grace Cooper (CSU Dance Graduate) return to Gregory Allicar Museum of Art to explore different ways of responding to the sound and physical landscape of this unique musical experience.

During their performances, the dancers will ask: “How do we greet the surprises in each moment and listen to acknowledge both the sound and each other?”

Their movements, anchored by a few repeated “landmarks,” will explore leading, following, initiating, echoing, and dissipating, using the labyrinthine pathways to inspire physical shapes, dynamics of motion, and qualities of interaction.

Free and open to all!

Registration is recommended, but not required.
Register via Eventbrite to experience one of these encore movement explorations, held at 6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.




About the dancers

Grace Cooper

Grace Cooper began dancing at the age of four at American Ballet Academy in Salem Oregon, the studio where she undertook most of her training. Grace performed in various productions with American Ballet Academy and Eugene Ballet Company, studying ballet, pointe, and modern. Additionally, Grace choreographed and performed in many of her high school’s theater productions.

Grace graduated from Colorado State University in 2023 with a bachelor’s in Dance and English. At CSU, Grace discovered her passion for choreography and dramaturgy. She has choreographed for CSU Dance Concerts, as well as other productions in the School of Music, Theater, and Dance. She has worked as a dramaturg for IMPACT Dance Company, and for various projects within the CSU Dance Department. When she’s not dancing, Grace loves to read and write poetry, spend time outside, and drink coffee.

Jessica I-C Loveall

Jessica is a life-long artist, empath, mover, and improviser – being gravitationally pulled to the visual and performing/dance arts.  She studied dance, visual art/design, and Liberal Arts as an undergraduate student at Colorado State University (1999) and later attended graduate school in California for Educational Psychology (2011). She performed professionally in San Francisco in the early 2000’s with Kathleen Hermesdorf/Motion Lab as well as presented her own choreography.  In 2011 she co-created a personal poetic dance film ( that screened in national and international film festivals.  Since 2011, Jessica has worked professionally with children from preschool to high school ages as a School Psychologist/Licensed Educational Psychologist (CA) in both The SF Bay Area and more recently in Fort Collins, CO within the Poudre School District (PSD).  Since the summer of 2022 she has begun to collaborate with the CSU Dance program & faculty on an emerging partnership between CSU and PSD to help create more comprehensive movement/dance opportunities linked with Social Emotional Learning. This partnership has formalized at Laurel Elementary initially with the hope that PSD can expand dance and creative movement experiences to other Title 1 elementaries within Fort Collins consistent with the state-wide goal to have accessible dance education within PK-12 schools.

Lisa Morgan

Lisa Morgan is a Colorado State University (CSU) dance faculty and affiliate faculty with CSU Center for Healthy Aging. Her primary focus is on dance education, integrated arts pedagogy, and applied practices in movement as therapy for physical and mental well being.

She is founder and director of Moving Through Parkinson’s, a movement therapy program for individuals living with Parkinson’s and other movement challenges. This program invites collaboration with Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy faculty, and students for research and practicum work.

She works with regional schools, pre-k through 12 educators, and state agencies to increase movement experiences for children in schools across the curriculum and helped to revise the current Colorado Dance Academic Standards for the Colorado Department of Education. She coordinates the dance portion of BRAINY (BRinging Arts INtegration to Youth), a program designed to bring students from Title I schools to the CSU University Center for the Arts for a day of the arts.