Festival Artists

Get to know the artists performing works in the “New & Now” concert as part of the 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival, June 23-24, 2018. View world premieres by Colorado artists 3rd Law Dance/Theater, Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement, Edgar L. Page, Gregory Gonzales, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Helanius J. Wilkins, Kristen Demaree, and The Schiff Dance Collective at the Byron Theatre at the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets go on sale November 6, 2017 on the Newman Center Presents website.

Public stage artists performing works in the “No Walls” concert include David Taylor’s Zikr Dance Ensemble, Mary Lynn Lewark, Maureen Breeze Dance Theater, Moraporvida Contemporary Dance, Nile H. Russell, Nu-World Contemporary Danse Theatre, Parasol Arts, and Thomas Dance Project. Be sure to keep an eye out for information about these public performances taking place on June 23.

  • Photo by Heather Gray. Image courtesy of 3rd Law Dance/Theater.

    3rd Law Dance/Theater

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      ABOUT 3RD LAW DANCE/THEATER 3rd Law Dance/Theater is an award-winning modern/contemporary dance company that demonstrates a passionate belief in the power of live, in-the-moment performance. The company has been producing completely original, highly innovative work since 2001, presenting a panorama of evening-length, provocatively-themed works and site-specific installations. The directors profess a creative vision that merges a powerful, energetic bodily

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    Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement

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      ABOUT CHADASH CONTEMPORARY DANCE MOVEMENT The vision and mission of Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement is to cultivate renewal, reparation, and restoration in a broken world. Combining dance with film, poetry, multi-media, visual art and spoken word performances, we tell stories in an effort to honestly acknowledge the world as it is, but then to engage in the conversation about

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    Edgar L. Page

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      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 a BA in Dance from Western Michigan University, he was a member of the Dayton Contemporary Dance Second Company

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    Gregory Gonzales

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      ABOUT GREGORY GONZALES Gregory Gonzales graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Sports Fitness/Kinesiology and Dance. Gregory received a dance scholarship during his time at UNC and earned the Best Dancer Award. Gregory danced the bulk of his career at Colorado Ballet where he was promoted to Principal in 1997. He created several works for

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  • Photo by Kevin Jarvies. Dancer Danielle Beeman. Image courtesy of Hannah Kahn Dance Company.

    Hannah Kahn Dance Company

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      ABOUT HANNAH KAHN DANCE COMPANY The Hannah Kahn Dance Company, one of Denver’s finest professional modern dance troupes has been sharing its passion for dance with the Denver community since 1988. Our mission is to share our passion for dancing and making dances; to move people through movement; and to inspire children, dancers and audiences alike through teaching and community engagement. This mission is

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    Helanius J. Wilkins

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      ABOUT HELANIUS J. WILKINS Helanius J. Wilkins, a Louisiana native, is a choreographer, performance artist, and scholar. He is an Assistant Professor of Dance at the University of Colorado Boulder. He lived in Washington, D.C. for 18 years where he founded EDGEWORKS Dance Theater (2001 – 2014). His honors include the 2008 Pola Nirenska Award for Contemporary Achievement in Dance,

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  • Photos by Sue Daniels and Bailey Anderson. Image courtesy of Kristen Demaree.

    Kristen Demaree

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      ABOUT DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR Delusions of Grandeur was founded by Kristen Demaree and Elvira Stewart in 2005. The mission of this company has always been to create new works in collaboration with other artists. This year, their artistic vision seeks to create new mythologies in ballet based on the rich history of gesture in ballet. Working with local dancers,

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  • Photo by Arianne Autaubo. Image courtesy of The Schiff Dance Collective.

    The Schiff Dance Collective

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      ABOUT THE SCHIFF DANCE COLLECTIVE Since founded in 2006 by Artistic Director, Jenny Schiff, The Schiff Dance Collective has been Schiffting audiences throughout Colorado. Using human themes and stories gathered from their community to create choreographic works, they strive to make dance relatable to a larger audience and create community through the arts. Having presented 11 evening length works

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Purchase tickets to “New & Now” June 23-24, 2018, as part of the 2018 Presenting Denver Dance Festival. View world premieres by Colorado artists 3rd Law Dance/Theater, Chadash Contemporary Dance Movement, Edgar L. Page, Gregory Gonzales, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Helanius J. Wilkins, Kristen Demaree, and The Schiff Dance Collective. To purchase tickets to see “New & Now” visit the Newman Center Box Office.

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

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