Author archive for W. Celeste Davis Stragand

  • Photo by Eli Akerstein. Image courtesy of Boulder Ballet.

    While Visions Danced

    The Christmas season has commenced. The velvet tunics, bows and ballet slippers have graced the stage. Friday, November 24 kicked…

  • Love and Gravity. Cooper Stanton. Photo by Julia Nardin. Image courtesy of Acrobatic Conundrum.

    Defying Gravity

    Lion, tigers and bears, oh my! Nope. Not one lion or tiger or bear. What kind of circus had we…

  • Photo by Matt W. Smith. Image courtesy of Bella Diva Dance.

    Carnival Cabaret

    Escape into the mystique. Escape into the fantasy. Escape into the beads, samba and wonder that encompass all that is…

  • Divisions | Flobots and Wonderbound | Photo by Amanda Tipton. Image courtesy of Wonderbound.

    Rattle the cage

    I wanna speak less because I am choosing to see. See the diversity, the spectacle, the candor, madness and grace…

  • Black Grace. Photo courtesy of Newman Center Presents

    Ardor and Sweat

    To a nearly sold out audience, Black Grace commanded The Robert and Judi Newman Center on Wednesday, April 5, 2017.…

  • Photo by Grant Kinser.

    Caitlin Brozna-Smith

    DANCING IN DIVERSITY A Denver native, Caitlin Brozna-Smith meets me to discuss all things dance. Her petite frame and bubbly…

  • In the Land of the Sweets

    The Friday, December 23, 2016 matinee of the Denver Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker at the Newman Center of the Performing Arts…

  • Photo by Taylor Semin. Image courtesy of Control Group Productions.

    How do you do normal, again?

    Enter two-by-two into the darkness. Take small steps to ensure solid footing. The black will begin to cover you in…

  • MOMIX. Photo courtesy of Newman Center Presents

    Sand Crabs and Cacti

    Founded in 1980 under the artistic direction of Moses Pendleton, MOMIX hit the stage last night for its opening night…

  • Females in Flux

    On Sunday, May 15 at The Savoy at Curtis Park, Whitney Waugh Dance Company completed its world-premiere weekend of FLUX.…