The Arts and Resiliency Gathering 2023

The Arts & Resiliency Gathering

The Arts & Resiliency Gathering from Oct. 25th through 29th, 2023, unites acclaimed artists who specialize in art-making that promotes resiliency and community well-being. The workshops and evening performances are open to all but also focus on direct engagement with individuals in the LGBTQ+, Veteran, military, people with disabilities, healthcare, and caregiver populations in the Colorado Springs region. Sponsored and funded by the Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience at UCCS and various national and local partners, this well-being-focused series of events is the first of its kind to be held in Colorado Springs.



Multi-event Discount

Individuals registering for multiple events will receive the following discount: 
3 events = 10% off
4 events = 15% off
5 events = 25% off


The Arts & Resiliency Gathering Concerts offer a calming and invigorating outlet for audiences to experience sound, movement, and expression in three innovative performances. These events embrace our dreams and promote the awareness of beauty in the mundane, everyday acts around us. These concerts provide us an opportunity to explore and cultivate empathy and well-being for ourselves and each other.


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Stephanie Winters & Chris Rosser
Thu, Oct. 26: Reflections - A multimedia experience with live music, spoken word, and film
Katie Down
Fri, Oct. 27: EnterPlay - An immersive, contemplative concert
David Dorfman Dance
Sat, Oct. 28: (A) Way Out of My Body - An investigation of the “out of body” experience as a metaphor



The Arts & Resiliency Gathering Workshops offer the community the opportunity to explore various art forms with guest artists trained in trauma and resiliency methods. Each workshop promotes diversity, equity, inclusivity, and belonging through carefully crafted practices that foster care, curiosity, and playfulness. Participants are encouraged to express their stories through poetry, movement, and photography, as well as to engage in deep listening through sound baths and song. These workshops encourage us to listen to our bodies, our histories, and our environment, thereby strengthening ourselves and our community connections.


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Ashley Cornelius
Poetry & Resilience
Stephanie Winters and Chris Rosser
Music & Movement
Robert Gray
Photography & Storytelling
David Dorfman Dance
Dance, Choreography, & Wellness
Katie Down
Immersive Sound & Mindfulness

Ent Center Ticket Webpage

You can find all of the ticket transaction webpages for the Arts & Resiliency Gathering on the Ent Center website here.

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Event Sponsors

National Endowment for the Arts*, Lyda Hill Institute for Human Resilience, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Colorado College Creativity & Innovation Office, Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, El Pomar Foundation, Kyle & Sally Hybl, Bee Vradenburg Foundation, KCME 88.7 FM, Green Box Arts, Dr. Charles Benight 

Event Sponsors

* This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Event Partners

Inside Out Youth Services, The Independence Center, Visual & Performing Arts – UCCS, Department of English - UCCS, Heller Center for the Arts & Humanities – UCCS

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