Hickenlooper seems to have gotten in touch with his inner artist post-legislative session, first playing banjo at an Old Crow Medicine Show concert in Denver last weekend, then dancing with members of the Colorado Ballet Society on Monday in a bid to bring awareness to teen suicide.
The governor was asked to show off his moves by choreographer SarahRose Lorrig at an annual event that recognizes Mental Health Month in Colorado Springs, according to a Colorado Ballet Society press release.
“If attendees left our event feeling empowered to be brave, through the stories shared or by seeing teens brave enough to dance in front of the governor … we consider ourselves successful,” said Lynne Bakalyan, a director at Beacon Health Options, in the release.
Apparently Hickenlooper’s dance (it looks a little bit like something from “Thiller,” don’t you think?) was a hit, as he received applause from the event’s teenage stars.
What artistic endeavor will the gov take up next? We’re not sure. But judging by the Colorado Senate GOP’s Facebook page, state Senate President Kevin Grantham may just cover Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” if he doesn’t hear back from Hickenlooper soon with his decision on a special session.