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Tethered Mountains

Tethered Mountains is a layered performance with contemporary dance and recorded poem spoken from two different cultural perspectives, in two different languages. The poem ties together the concepts of migration, mountain movement, and the prospect of the Wild West to its contemporary counterpart of cultural movement.

Project Poetry

avanzar montañas
Tu y Yo, yo Y Tu.
imigran nosotros migramos
a la vez a la vez
cambio y atar

by Jasmine Dillavou

Curling, twisting, connected

Long ago⁠—people crossed danger
  People took risks
For gold, for profit, for hope
Hope hope hope.

Long ago—people crossed Mountains
  Intertwined, overlapping rocks rivers, fields of hope.
Hope hope hope
Immigrate, transfer, move, SHIFT

Our stories connect
Curling, twisted, held together by hope.
Our home is a heaven. Safety/prosper/gold.
Long ago they came/today we stayed.

by Jasmine Dillavou and Suhyun Kaiden Cho

상큼한 어둠이

상큼한 바람이 머문다
어둠의 그늘을 벗어

시간이 회로를 돌리고
다가선 발 걸음 마다
물오른 나무마다
희망, 희망이 핀다

견딜 수 없는 음지 마다
그래도 살겠다고
이름 없는 들 풀조차도
희망, 희망이 핀다

안개가 머물다 간 곳에
이슬 머금은 세수를 하고
새 희망이 해 처 럼 미소를 진다

by Suhyun Kaiden Cho

Refreshing Darkness

(English translation)

The fresh wind tarries,
Drifting away from
Shade of darkness

Time turns like tornado,
With every step I take

Every tree that has risen
Hope, hope blooms

Every shade I can’t stand
I will still live

Even the nameless grass
Hope, hope blooms

Where the fog has gone
I wash my face with dew
With the new hope smiles
Blooming like the sun

3×3 Projects: Creative Collaborations from Isolation

Artists collaborate all the time, but not always from a distance. In our present reality of isolation, artists must find different avenues for the creation and presentation of work. With this in mind, the Fine Arts Center and Performing Arts at Colorado College invited artists of the Rocky Mountain West and American Southwest to pitch collaborative, multidisciplinary projects to premiere in the online world in the coming months.

Creative Team

Meet the Creative Team


Su Kaiden Cho

Performance, Installation, Costume

Suhyun Kaiden Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea. Cho moved to Colorado Springs when he was 9 years old and this is where he now lives and works. Cho’s work is a collision of sculpture, installation, performance, fibers and fashion design as fine arts reflecting his life experiences as naturalized South Korean-American. Cho received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts Practices with emphasis on fibers and installation arts from University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. Cho has exhibited his work in numerous exhibitions including solo exhibition and artist in residence, Recall, which took place at the Machine Shop and shown as a featured artist in, Brilliant, at Gallery of Contemporary Arts and an award winning designer in, Sashay, inspired by W.O.W. (World of WearableArts) at the Fine Arts Center. Cho’s works explore the interpretation of a visual duality, ambiguity, combining the association with the grotesque, the extreme and the fantastic.

Jasmine Dillavou

Performance, Poetry

Jasmine Dillavou is a Boricua mixed-media artist from Colorado Springs. Dillavou received her BA in Visual and Performing Arts from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and has since shown in numerous exhibitions across the Front Range. Her work often explores themes of visibility within Caribbean diaspora identities. From intimate performance pieces to immersive installations, Dillavou investigates liberation, decolonization and femininity through a personal lens.

Jimmy Gable


Born in Colorado Springs, James Gable studied film at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. 10 years ago he built his own studio and has since worked as a full-time freelance filmmaker/visual artist. In the video world, he has worked on commercials, music videos, feature-length films, feature-length documentaries, web-series, comedy shorts. He has produced projects in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan, India, Egypt, and all over the USA (45 states).

Support for 3×3 Projects provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for Southwest Arts and Culture, Performing Arts at Colorado College, and the Colorado College Cultural Attractions Fund.