Kayla Marque, Lisa Engelken & Zoid Ham
June 1 - June 30, 2019


Featuring Kayla Marque, Lisa Engelken & Zoid Ham

in·stinct: an innate, typically fixed pattern of behavior in animals in response to a certain stimuli.

Welcome to Instinct, an immersive experience of sound, design & movement. These three elements collide inside Denver’s art incubator, Understudy, with local artists Kayla Marque, Lisa Engelken & Zoid Ham, to be performed live on Sunday, June 30th. Observers are welcome throughout the process to participate in open rehearsals of creating original music, choreography and costuming under one mission; to trust one’s gut instinct and follow first ideas without question.

“Instinct” will take over Understudy for the entire month of June 2019, culminating with a final event on June 30th from 2:00pm – 7:00pm.

You are welcome and encouraged to join the artists for any of the following times:

Open Rehearsals for the Public:

June 5th 2:00pm –  5:00pm

June 14th 7:00pm – 9:00pm

June 20th 11:00am – 2:00pm

June 25th 11:00am – 2:00pm

Movement with Live Music Workshops, open to the public:

June 8th 1:30pm – 2:30pm

June 15th 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Final Open House & Sharing:

June 30th

2:00 – 5:00pm, with sharing scheduled for 2:30pm, 3:30pm, and 4:30pm

DJ/Social Dance 5:00pm – 7:00pm, with refreshments

Understudy is free-to-visit.


Kayla Marque is a successful Denver singer/songwriter who has kickstarted an astonishing career. Her soul, R&B, and funk roots run deep with a musical family pedigree that stretches back to legendary supergroup Earth, Wind & Fire. In 2018, Marque was voted Best Singer/Songwriter in Denver Westword and is working on her second studio album “Brain Chemistry.”

Lisa Engelken is a dancer, choreographer and producer from Denver. Her work has been shown at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the Buell Theatre in Denver. She is faculty to the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, The BBoy Factory and Denver School of the Arts. She is also the founder and producer of the Hip Hop theatre show Breaking Barriers.

Instagram: @iamkaylamarque, @lisaengelken, @breakingbarriersdenver

Understudy is located at the Colorado Convention Center / Theatre District light rail stop near 14th and Stout. Look for the B-Cycle station next to the light rail tracks or Shantell Martin’s art bench.

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