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A New Vision of the Dance: 3rd Law

Fine dance is more than tutus and pirouettes. In the world of 3rd Law Dance/Theater, it’s a vibrantly collaborative art of today.

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Dancing Above, Singing Below: Ars Nova and Frequent Flyers at the Dairy

A review by Marc Shulgold  In their spoken introduction, Tom Morgan and Nancy Smith welcomed their audience to the Dairy Arts Center by cutely alternating words and phrases in explaining the collaboration of his Ars Nova Singers and her all-women Frequent Flyers aerial dance troupe. Most of what they actually said became lost in the […]

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3rd Law Dance/Theater’s “Elision Project Vol. 1”

A review by Gwen Gray The crowd at the Dairy Arts Center quiets. A young man appears on stage, barefooted, a headset microphone at his lips and a smartphone in his hand. He begins a monosyllabic a cappella chant, which expands into a rich, rhythmic hymn as he digitally loops and chains his own vocals […]

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Out and About with Teens in December

A preview by Josh Primus This holiday season, many parents are wondering about finding cool events for their picky teenagers. This overview of the December holiday arts scene should answer that question. Many events are surprisingly affordable, and should get your teen in the holiday spirit! Shrek the Musical,  performed at the Town Hall Arts […]

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Hannah Kahn Through the Years

A review by Marc Shulgold Time sure flies in the dance world. Can it really be that Baryshnikov is pushing 70? Age hasn’t slowed him down, just as it doesn’t seem to have dented the spirit or the creative juices of one of Denver’s veteran choreographers – Hannah Kahn. She just keeps on keeping on. […]

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Cagey Moves from 3rd Law Dance

A preview by Marc Shulgold Let’s face it: Johann Sebastian Bach and John Cage are not exactly like peas and carrots, as Forrest Gump would say. The two composers come from opposite ends of the musical spectrum – Bach a disciplined Baroque master who passionately followed the rules, Cage a gleeful, rule-destroying lover of random […]

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Denver Fall Arts Preview: From Robots to Queertooning

Denver Fall Arts Preview by Theresa Anderson Metro Denver is bursting at the seams right now with high value programming from a variety of arts organizations that connect some of the best artists with the public in the form of exhibitions, education and community. From robots to queertooning- it’s hard to know where to focus […]

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Fall Preview – Gotta Dance!

By Marc Shulgold Whether in spacious ballrooms, crowded nightclubs or in the privacy of our living rooms, we love to move in time to music. We also like to watch trained dancers set their lithe bodies in motion. With fall approaching, our local companies are limbering up for another season of performances. It’s also worth […]

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3rd Law Dance/Theater’s “ROOF Over Our Heads”

A review by Gwen Gray I suspect that it takes a certain amount of restraint for the ever-forward-thinking 3rd Law Dance/Theater to pause and take a look back through their 13-year repertoire, as they did on the evening of June 14 in Boulder. Nevertheless, the retrospective — which paid tribute to The Dairy Center for […]

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Ballet Ariel’s Coppélia at Lakewood Cultural Center

A review by Robin McNeil Saturday afternoon, May 10, I attended the matinee performance of the ballet Coppélia, by the French composer Léo Delibes (1836-1891). This exciting performance was presented by the Ballet Ariel, under the directorship of ballet dancer and choreographer, Ilena Norton. The performance was held at the Lakewood Cultural Center which seemed […]

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