The Commentary Corner

  • Cruel Migration

    In her book, The Art of Cruelty, Maggie Nelson explores the “full-fledged assault on the barriers between art and life…

  • Photo by Scott McCormick of McCormick Photos and Design. Image courtesy of Lost Walks.

    Beauty of the Beast

    Denver band Lost Walks, a kind of project-based local supergroup, performed their gothic rock opera Wolf, Woman, Man to a…

  • Photo by Denver Dance Photography. Image courtesy of Whitney Waugh Dance.

    The Human Condition

    Whitney Waugh Dance has burst onto the Denver dance scene this year as a force to be reckoned with. Our…

  • The Nutcracker. Sharon Wehner and Yosvani Ramos. Photo by Mike Watson. Image courtesy of Colorado Ballet.

    Colorado Ballet’s The Nutcracker

    For the professional dancers who endure countless iterations and performances of The Nutcracker over the courses of their careers, the…

  • 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…

  • Photo by Slavin Studio. Image courtesy of Hannah Kahn Dance Company.

    Traveling Motifs

    There comes a time in every career when the desire for something new strikes. For choreographer and company director Hannah…

  • Cindy Brandle Mini Festival

    In the warm space of the Gordon Gamm Theatre, Cindy Brandle walked on stage with a kind heart.  She spoke…

  • Photo by Ximena Monroy. Image courtesy of Julie Rothschild.

    Green Needs Ash

    When considering the vast scale of destruction humans have wrought upon the earth, it can be easy to forget that…

  • Amanda Tipton and Wonderbound

    Wonderbound’s Celestial Navigation

    WORLDS AWAY “When you touch the celestial in your heart, you will realize that the beauty of your soul is…

  • Dracula - Chandra Kuykendall and Domenico Luciano by Allen Birnbach. Image courtesy of Colorado Ballet.

    Colorado Ballet’s Dracula Thrills

    Ask any dancer why he or she enjoys performing, and you will hear the following among the answers: to make…