IN MEMORIAM: Gloria Kubel

In Memoriam

The Academy remembers Gloria Kubel: teacher, dancer, inspiration.

Having just finished her Academy course, Dance American Modern Dance:
Isadora to Martha to Merce,” The Academy was saddened to hear about
the passing of  course leader Gloria S. Kubel.

Gloria Kubel received a BA in Education from Sarah Lawrence College,
Bronxville, New York and a MA in Dance from the University of
Colorado.  She studied ballet growing up in New York City and studied
modern dance with Martha Graham, Hanya Holm, Erick Hawkins, Alwin
Nikolais and Murray Louis.  She taught modern dance in Denver for over
20 years and directed a small company of dancers, performed in several
Colorado cities.  Gloria created a movement-discussion support group
for women after breast cancer and continues to teach Dance,  exercise,
and Tai Chi Movement Meditation classes. She is the author of Food Is
Us: Easy, Tasty, Mostly Vegetarian Cooking.

Academy members who enjoyed Gloria’s recent class had this to say:

“It was a delight to have Gloria as our class leader. She was
informative, articulate, warm and passionate about dance in America.
Her personal experience as a dancer added to the energy and knowledge
she shared with us.  Altogether a superb experience.  Thanks Gloria.
You did a baffo job.”  “Gloria Kubel, a kind person sharing dance with
the class.” And another called her knowledge “exceptional”, and
another referred to her “inspired leadership”. A great journey across
the spectrum of modern dance.”

From the Denver Post:
Gloria Kubel passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 19 at the age
of 84. She was known and loved for her endless energy and indomitable
spirit by family, friends and the wellness community. Gloria was a
figure in the Denver dance community as a performer, patron and
educator for OLLI and The Academy. She is survived by her children,
Holly Winber Powers and Ken Winber, 5 grandchildren and 5
great-grandchildren. More information about Gloria and donations to
her favorite charities can be found on her memorial website,
GloriaKubel.com.

 

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April 17, 19 MEMBER BENEFIT PRESENTATIONS

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THE SILENT EPIDEMIC: ESTRANGEMENT FROM FAMILY MEMBERS
Course Leader: Tina Gilbertson
TUES, 4/17, 9:30-11 am,
Lecture, practical tools

About one in five people has someone in the family they’re not talking to. For those over 50, perhaps the most painful silence is when an adult child intentionally creates distance. Parents who are rejected or ignored by their adult children may feel like they’re the only ones with this painful problem. Research-based information and practical tips will be presented. Find out what causes estrangement, what to do about it, and how to support friends and relatives who may find themselves estranged from one or more adult children. Tina Gilbertson is a Denver-based psychotherapist specializing in family estrangement. Tina has been featured as an expert in communication and relationships by the Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Redbook, and hundreds of other media outlets. She maintains a blog on PsychologyToday.com.

YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
Performance by cast of Readers Theatre course
** TUES, 4/17, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, ENCORE, 4/24, 1:00 – 3:00 pm,

The cast of the Readers Theatre course presents “You Can’t Take It With You,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Moss Hart and George S. Kauffman. Join us.

DAM RENOVATIONS
Course Leader: Cristoph Heinrich, Director, Denver Art Museum
THURSDAY, 4/19 11:30 am -1 pm,
LECTURE AT THE ACADEMY

Learn about the exciting new concepts and changes to be included in the newly renovated Hamilton building at the Denver Art Museum. The DAM Director will talk about the expansion of the North building and how the change will happen to one of Denver’s crown jewels in art and culture.

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IT’S HERE – SPRING 2018 SCHEDULE UPDATED

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SCHEDULE UPDATED 1/29/18

See the course overview section here for the spring schedule. Registration is underway and many classes are quickly filling up.  Be sure we save you a seat – register today.

ONSITE REGISTRATION AT ONSITE CONSULTING IS CANCELED on 2/12.

Come to the Academy on Feb. 13 from 9 am-2:30 pm to sign up.

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Thank you for giving

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Many thanks TO ALL WHO GAVE TO The Academy for Lifelong Learning on Colorado Gives Day!

Academy for Lifelong Learning members came together on Dec. 5, 2017 to raise over $4000.00 for Colorado Gives Day. Soon we will learn how much that will get “boosted” by the Colorado Gives incentive fund.
Your donation means we can:

-Continue to buy new and refurbished equipment for classroom education

-Grant scholarships to those in need

-Provide members-only, events in 2018:-Offer two, free semester-previews per year for you and friends. (The One-Day Academy is Jan. 17, 9:30 am-1:30 pm!)

-Host summer-time events to remind you how much you love the Academy during our off-semesters.

-Maintain low membership and tuition fees

 -Grow the Academy reserves for emergencies
Your support is much appreciated!

 

 

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Book Discussion/Tattered Cover Book Fair

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Nov. 7-9, 9:30-1:30 p.m. 

A great way to support The Academy and find some wonderful books.

The Academy for Lifelong Learning is proud to announce a book fair of Colorado authors taking place at The Academy, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver 80224,tattered-cover-logo

The Tattered Cover will give the Academy 10 percent of its sales to benefit the our scholarship and technology fund.


Citizen, An American Lyric, Book Discussion-FREE

Assetou Xango, the City of Aurora’s Poet Laureate
1:30 pm, Fellowship Hall.
Participate in the National Endowment for the Art’s Big Read, through a discussion of Citizen. Learn about its messages and themes, and what we can take away from the work, as a community.
Assetou Xango is a poet, community 
Assetou Xango
activist, filmmaker, teacher, and mentor born and raised in Denver. She founded poetry venues in Denver and San Francisco,and, as a member of Deadly Pens and SpeakOut, Assetou has performed worldwide and was featured on HBO. She was also a part of TED Talks Mile High edition.
Citizen, An American Lyric, Book Discussion-FREE
Assetou Xango, the City of Aurora’s Poet Laureate
1:30 pm, Fellowship Hall.
Assetou Xango is a poet, community 
activist, filmmaker, teacher, and mentor born and raised in Denver. She founded poetry venues in Denver and San Francisco,and, as a member of Deadly Pens and SpeakOut, Assetou has performed worldwide and was featured on HBO. She was also a part of TED Talks Mile High edition.

 

 

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