The Paradise Theatre, Paonia CO
Dark Night
The Paradise Theater
Paonia, CO
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Dark Night

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Dark Night Returns to Paradise Theater in Paonia
Local author, NPR personality, and Galen Rowell award winner Craig Childs hosts the 4th annual Dark Night winter solstice celebration in Paonia, Colorado at the Paradise Theater on Thursday, December 20th and Friday, December 21st.

In what has become a beloved annual tradition in Delta County, Childs brings together dance troupes, musicians, costume artists, and storytellers to mark the longest night of the year. This year's theme is, "Welcome to the End of the World."

"December 21st, 2012, is a date that many counterculture types have anticipated for decades, some of them with dread," said Childs, "According to some, it's not only the end of the Mayan calendar, it's the end of human history. Here in Paonia, we're going to put it all in perspective, and we're going to go out telling stories and dancingthis year's show is going to be apocalyptic, and the next morning, the world's going to still be here."

To suit the theme of worlds ending, Childs will be telling stories drawn from his vast trove of global travel adventures, including tales of ravens, urban floods, super volcano eruptions, and Aztec fire ceremonies, and also from his latest book, the bestselling Apocalyptic Planet. On Friday evening, some aspects of the evening may not be suitable for very young children.
Childs' storytelling will be complemented by two newly commissioned dance pieces, live and recorded music, new video assemblages, and will conclude (Friday only) with a DJ and wild dancing lasting late into the night.
"This is a highly-anticipated show, and with good merit," said Paradise Theater Director Regna Jones, "I've seen what Craig has in store, and anyone who wants to see a thrilling show produced by local artists should come out to Dark Night."

Paradise Theater, 215 Grand Avenue, Paonia CO 81428
Thursday, December 20th, 2012, 7 p.m., $15 ($10 student)
Friday, December 21st, 8 p.m., $20 (Includes Dance Party)
Tickets Available online at starting Friday, 12/7 Ticket Outlets The Paradise Theatre Box Office and KVNF in Paonia.


The Paradise Theater (View)
215 Grand Avenue
Paonia, CO 81428
United States


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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!