The Impact Covid-19 is having on Performing Arts

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- An empty theater, with no music, no people or performers a new reality for the Avalon Theatre.

“We were the first to close and we will be the last open..” Ron Wilson, Sandstone Concerts

A closure leaving many without a job, Wilson told us one minute you are working and then you don’t have your job any longer.

Dancer Tanner Lee is a performer who has lost his job due to Covid-19. ” I’ve been unemployed and I’ve been trying to find lose end jobs to pick up.”

He currently is working at Absolute Dance as a teacher, because he lost his ballet job in California due to Covid-19 “I came back because I could not afford groceries and paying rent..”

Tanner is not the only dancer at the studio, who came down to Grand Junction looking for work. “I was living in New York three months during quarantine and I was like there no point staying. Nothing opening up.” Johnathon Savage

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