Klamath Falls, Ore. – A hallway at Brixner Junior High School served as a dance studio Friday morning.
Even walking can be considered a form of dance.
Efren Corado Garcia of the Utah Repertory Dance Theater is one of the dancers working with students. “One of the most important things for me is figuring out for myself how to rekindle imagination.”
The dancers have been sparking that imagination through a series of workshops at local schools and dance studios.
“When students are taught to use their bodies as well as their minds, it not only expands their cognitive learning, but it also teaches them how to relate to one another.” Notes dancer Lauren Curley.
And learning to interpret life’s different rhythms may help us to move through life more gracefully.
“To connect to not only the world around us.” Corado Garcia points out. “But other people in a different form in something that is really fully lived.”
The Repertory Dance Theater will perform Saturday, March 9th, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ross Ragland Theater.
The Repertory Dance Theater is the oldest in the nation, formed in Utah in 1966.
The dancers have conducted 10 dance workshops in Klamath Falls over the past two days.
You can learn more at their website: rdtutah.org
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.