Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement
Presenting Denver is excited to invite Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement to be our inaugural Artist-in-Residence for the 2020 Presenting Denver Dance Festival. A Main Stage artist at the 2018 Dance Festival, choreographer Edgar L. Page was selected by the public to receive the acclaimed “Audience Favorite Award”. Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement will create a special world premiere for the 2020 Dance Festival during their residency.
As part of the award, Presenting Denver surprised Edgar with a $1000.00 prize and plaque.
“Participating in the Presenting Denver Festival was such an amazing experience! I am so honored and truly humbled to be chosen as the first recipient of the Audience Favorite Award. I’d like to send a sincere and heartfelt Thank You to my dance partner, Saidiya Imari, a true virtuosity; to Meredith Hutson, Presenting Denver, and the Newman Center for the Arts; to my mother, Shelia, for her unwavering support; to Isaiah Pettway; to my dance company, friends, family, and EVERY single person who voted for us!!! I AM BECAUSE WE ARE!” ~ Edgar L. Page
ABOUT EDGAR L. PAGE
Detroit Native, Edgar L. Page began his training through the Detroit Public Schools system, graduating from Cass Technical High School and furthering his studies at the Alvin Ailey School and the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. Earning his BA in Dance from Western Michigan University, he was a member of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company before joining the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble for nearly a decade. With graceful prowess, Page investigates contemporary movement aesthetics while curating emotional landscapes for the stage.
Establishing Edgar L. Page: Feel the Movement in June of 2018, he utilizes this unique platform to explore the human pursuit of love and happiness in an era marked by the continual morphing of intimacy due to technology. Working towards autonomy as an Artistic Director and Choreographer, Page is cultivating a body of work with palpable energy that crosses borders or effaces them completely. Engaging audiences and inviting them to explore #thefeelingofanemotion, this allows his work to live in larger social conversation long after the final bow.