Author archive for W. Celeste Davis Stragand

  • 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.…

  • Isn’t it lovely?

      Profoundly tender, the moment of a touch grazing upon skin for the first time. Do you remember that initial…

  • Ziggy and Freddy Dance

    Ian Cooke, Chimney Choir, Queen, David Bowie and ballet?  Just your average evening, right?  Well, if you are in the…

  • Granny’s Got a Groove

    Upon entering the packed lobby of the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre Saturday night for the opening performance of Granny…