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Story Matters: Grand Rapids Ballet Company brought Connie Flachs to Grand Rapids

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Flachs didn't know a single thing about Grand Rapids when she agreed to move here to work for the Grand Rapids Ballet Company.
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Tell your story

You can join us at the story fort and tell your story for our Story Matters project at a variety of ArtPrize venues. 

Events at SiTE:LAB and City parks are weather permitting.

September 20

  • Friday, 5-7 p.m.
  • SiTE:LAB
  • 54 Jefferson SE

September 22

  • Sunday, 12-2 p.m.
  • Ah Nab Awen Park
  • 303 Pearl Street NW
  • find us just west of the pedestrian bridge, south of the grassy hill

September 25

September 28

  • Saturday, 12-2 p.m.
  • SiTE:LAB
  • 54 Jefferson SE
  • Saturday, 4-6 p.m.
  • Louis Campau Promenade
  • 125 Monroe Ave NW

October 1

October 4

October 5

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters project asked several local citizens to share their stories. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV.

Connie Flachs knew nothing about Grand Rapids when she moved here, but she did know enough about the Grand Rapids Ballet Company to convince her to move. She talks about the inclusive qualities she's found in the city, and what parts of the city she likes to explore.



You can see all the Story Matters videos archived at

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