Events

Presenting Denver is hard at work planning a few engaging events for you this year. Get ready to mingle, Denver! View our upcoming and past events below. Join our mailing list to receive updates about upcoming Presenting Denver events and other news. Want to get more engaged? Learn more about volunteering for our Events Committee.

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Presenting Denver Dance Festival | June 23 – 24, 2018

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES

Public Stage | No Walls

Take part in an afternoon of free dance performances on the Boettcher Center Lawn on June 23, 2018. View works by Colorado artists David Taylor’s Zikr Dance Ensemble, Mary Lynn Lewark, Maureen Breeze Dance Theater, Nile H. Russell, Nu-World Contemporary Danse Theatre, Parasol Arts, and Thomas Dance Project on our outdoor Public Stage in the No Walls concert. Bring the kids, pack a picnic, and make an afternoon of it!

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 4:30pm
Facility: The Boettcher Center Lawn on the University of Denver campus.
Cost: Free

*Open lawn seating. Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Alcohol consumption and smoking of any kind is strictly prohibited. Artists and program subject to change. This concert will take place in a sunny outdoor area. We encourage you to plan ahead for hot weather and to wear sunscreen.
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Main Stage | New & Now

The 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, co-presented by Presenting Denver and The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, will be a compilation of world premieres by Colorado artists Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement, Edgar L. Page, Gregory Gonzales, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Helanius J. Wilkins, Kristen Demaree, Moraporvida Contemporary Dance, and The Schiff Dance Collective. These main stage artists will perform in the New & Now concert in the Byron Theatre on June 23-24, 2018. There will be additional dance activities over the weekend and throughout the year. Tickets for the Presenting Denver Dance Festival New & Now concert are now on sale via the Newman Center Presents website. Purchase tickets at www.newmantix.com/pd.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 7pm
Sunday, June, 24, 2018 | 2pm
Facility: The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Byron Theatre located at 2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80210.
Cost: $35 general admission

*Pricing is subject to change without notice. Additional ticketing fees may apply. Artists and program subject to change.
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THE NOBLE ENERGY VIP RECEPTION | JUNE 23, 2018
By invitation only

The Noble Energy VIP Reception as part of the Presenting Denver Dance Festival will be held on June 23, 2018 at 5:30pm. Invited guests are asked to RSVP by June 1, 2018. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, June 23, 2018 | 5:30-7:00pm
Facility: The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Byron Theatre Lobby and Patio located at 2344 East Iliff Avenue, Denver, CO 80210.
Attire: Dressy Casual
RSVP to admin@presentingdenver.org by June 1, 2018.

*This event is by invitation only and unregistered guests will not be permitted. Please note that an invitation to The Noble Energy VIP Reception does not include entry to the main stage New & Now performance. Tickets to the performance will be required.

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS: PRESENTING DENVER AND THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THE EVENT. THE PARTICIPANTS ARE AWARE OF THE RISK INVOLVED IN ANY PHYSICAL SPORT OR ACTIVITY DURING OR RESULTING FROM THIS EVENT. BY ATTENDING, REGISTERING, OR PURCHASING A TICKET FOR THE EVENT, THE PARTICIPANT UNDERSTANDS THE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE EVENT AND AGREES TO THE USE OF ANY PHOTOGRAPHIC OR VIDEOGRAPHIC IMAGES FOR PRESENTING DENVER’S OR THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER’S PUBLICITY PURPOSES.

Master Class and Preview Performance Series 

Photo by Jamie Kraus Photography

Photo by Jamie Kraus Photography

February 17, March 17, April 21, and May 19, 2018 | As part of the 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, master classes were taught by Kristen Demaree, Helanius J. Wilkins, Hannah Kahn of Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Gregory Gonzales, Kelly Archer of Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement, and Molly Finlay of Moraporvida Contemporary Dance. Class levels and genres varied. A sneak peek of the world premieres created by the main stage dance festival artists were shown each month in an informal studio presentation. The performances were followed by discussion led by Joan Brown. The event was catered by Perspective Gourmet.

February 17 | Edgar L. Page and Kristen Demaree
March 17 | Hannah Kahn Dance Company and Helanius J. Wilkins
April 21 | Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement and Gregory Gonzales
May 19 | Moraporvida Contemporary Dance and The Schiff Dance Collective

 

Master Class Venue Sponsors: Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Mercury Academy of Dance, The D.A.M. Studios – Dance Art Media
Preview Performance Reception Sponsor: Perspective Gourmet

L.A. Dance Project Master Class

March 10, 2018 | Presenting Denver and The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts hosted two free advanced modern dance master class taught by L.A. Dance Project company members. This event took place at the Newman Center.

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Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session

Dancers perform "Resurgence" choreographed by Sarrah Scott. Photography by Amanda Tipton.

Dancers perform “Resurgence” choreographed by Sarrah Scott. Photography by Amanda Tipton.

December 2, 2017 | Wine & Works-in-Progress Feedback Session was a free, fun evening of dance by student and professional choreographers Bella Diva Dance, Deepali – Dancer. Actor. Choreographer., Isabel Koontz, Kimberly Savage-Dawkins, Mercury Dance Company, and Sarrah Scott. Attendees sipped wine, viewed, and gave feedback on creative dance creations by these Colorado artists. The discussion was led by facilitator Angie Simmons, Artistic Director of Evolving Doors Dance. The event took place at The Robert and Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education, Conservatory Theater in downtown Denver.

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Martha Graham Dance Company Master Class

Image courtesy of Newman Center Presents

Image courtesy of Newman Center Presents

October 7, 2017 | On October 7, 2017 Presenting Denver in co-sponsorship with The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts hosted a free community master class with Denise Vale, Senior Artistic Associate of the Martha Graham Dance Company, and one of the last principal dancers to work directly with Martha Graham. Ms. Vale engaged an enthusiastic group of multi-generational dancers to move with Graham’s exuberant energy. The event took place in the Byron Studio at the Newman Center.

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Inside Look at a Creative Process: Bridgman|Packer Dance

Attendees participating in the event "Inside Look at a Creative Process: Bridgeman | Packer Dance"November 17, 2016 | In partnership with Newman Center Presents, Presenting Denver hosted a free Artist Talk, entitled Inside Look at a Creative Process: Bridgman|Packer Dance on Thursday,  November 17, 2016 in the Williams Recital Hall at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Attendees enjoyed fantastic insight to the company.

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Presenting Denver Head to Toe: A Photo & Film Shoot

Photo by Presenting DenverSeptember 12, 2016 | Presenting Denver Head to Toe: A Photo & Film Shoot was a fun and free event for dancers or dance organizations of all ages and backgrounds to show off their dance moves and act as photo and film models for Presenting Denver’s marketing and branding purposes. This event was held at EXDO Event Center.

 

 

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