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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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Hannah Kahn and the Art of Collaboration

A preview by Marc Shulgold Unless we’re talking about Trisha Brown and that pioneering choreographer’s love of moving to silence, dance is — and always has been — about our response to musical inspiration. In these days of tight budgets and skyrocketing costs, most dance troupes (even major ballet companies) must often settle for recorded […]

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Ballet Ariel’s Avoca: A Tale of Molly Brown

A review by Gwen Gray As dance companies look for innovative ways to reach new audiences, two approaches seem to be gaining traction in today’s dance landscape: collaboration and relevant storytelling. Ballet Ariel’s Sunday evening production at the Lakewood Cultural Center fell smartly in line with these strategies during the program’s two original ballets: Ilena […]

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Fall/Winter Round-Up: Theatre and Dance

By Marc Shulgold Well, the leaves have finally turned, which means that fall is finally upon us, bringing a bevy of performing arts events. Here’s a sampling of programs that proudly embrace the unusual, the unexpected, the uncompromising. In other words, typical Tier III stuff. PHAMALy Theatre Company I hear the same reaction from audience members all the time,” […]

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra and Ballet Ariel at the Arvada Center

A Review of The Birth of Rock and Roll by Robin McNeil  Thursday evening, August 8, I attended a performance at the Arvada Center Amphitheater given by the Ballet Ariel with the music provided by the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. This was a different ballet performance in that it depicted the history of pop music and […]

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Hannah Kahn Dance Company’s Thrum and Other Dances May 3 and 4

A preview by Robin McNeil The Hannah Kahn Dance Company will present “Thrum and Other Dances” at the Denver School of the Arts –  Schomp Theater located at 7111 Montview Blvd. Denver, CO 80220, on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2013 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $22 for adults and $18 for students, […]

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Ballet Ariel’s The Birth of Rock and Roll: A Preview

By Marc Shulgold Talk about strange bedfellows—Classical ballet and classic rock. Imagine Elvis crooning, “You can do anything but lay off of my pink point shoes.” But then, the Joffrey has danced to Prince songs, Twyla Tharp’s Deuce Coupe enjoys a Beach Boys soundtrack. Locally, Ballet Nouveau Colorado has danced to Queen, among others. So […]

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dawson | wallace’s Dissonance Theory opens March 22

A preview by Marc Shugold Long ago, young Juliet struggled with her dangerous affections for the love-struck Romeo. “What’s in a name?” she pondered. James Wallace and Gregory Dawson can relate. Wallace, as is well-known to attentive dance fans in these parts, had become a star with the David Taylor Dance Theatre since joining in […]

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