After much consideration from the Board of Directors, Presenting Denver has decided to focus our energies on other projects committed to supporting the art of dance through increased public exposure and the appreciation of movement as an innovative art form. As such, we will no longer be accepting submissions for Perspectives Vol.II, Unravel.
We appreciate and value the talent showcased in Perspectives Vol. I, Entangle. Additional opportunities for sharing your dance talents will be forthcoming as we develop Presenting Denver’s inaugural dance festival in 2018.
Thank you to all the wonderful artists who submitted work to Presenting Denver Perspectives, Vol. I, Entangle. You are the voice of our community.
Meet the Jurors of Perspectives, Vol. I, Entangle:
Noelle DeLage, MFA: Noelle is dedicated to realizing big ideas by bringing together community and philanthropy. Her passions for education and the arts are combined in her current work as a leader in the Office of Advancement at the University of Colorado Denver. Her training as a sculptor at CU Denver (BFA) and the University of Chicago (MFA), frames her creative approach whether at work or community projects. In addition to her involvement with Presenting Denver, she is serves on the Executive Committee for the Denver School of the Arts Orchestra and the Steering Committee for the Institute for Leaders in Development. Noelle is honored to be a small part of an organization designed to celebrate the arts as a cornerstone of life in Denver. Congratulations to Presenting Denver on this inaugural creative competition!
Mary Wohl Haan took her first dance class as a sophomore at the University of Toledo with Elaine Valois. After receiving an MFA in choreography from the University of Utah, she spent nine years in Chicago as faculty at Columbia College Dance Center and principal dancer with Mordine & Company Dance Theater, performing in New York City, across the Midwest and at the World Expo in Brisbane, Australia. Winner of Chicago’s Ruth Page Award for “Outstanding Dancer of the Year,” Mary has taught and produced concerts across the country. As Artistic Director of Boulder’s HAAN Dances, she creates original solos and group dances with a pick-up company, directs outdoor projects, and commissions solo work for herself from other artists. A recipient of numerous awards and grants for her artistic work, Mary was a 2012 Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library “Colorado Living Legends in Dance” honoree. She has been an integral part of the Boulder dance community for over 25 years, including thirteen years as coordinator of Dance Bridge, a dance resource project for the City of Boulder Office of Arts + Culture. Mary also enjoys fly fishing and is a competitive master’s swimmer with Boulder Aquatic Masters.
Patsy R. Hunt: With an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Denver, Patricia (Patsy) Hunt has had an interesting career that has alternated between professional Non-Profit Development work and various entrepreneurial endeavors. She has been both Executive and Development Director of such organizations as Spaces, Inc, The New Gallery of Contemporary Art, The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center, and The Denver School of the Arts. Patsy is currently Secretary of the Denver County Cultural Council, which is a board authorized by the State of Colorado and appointed by Denver City Council to distribute Scientific & Cultural Facilities District Tier III revenues to science and cultural and scientific nonprofit organizations annually.
Jane E. Werle: At three months of age Jane Werle, unable to protest, was removed from Colorado by her well-meaning parents. In 2004 she was able to rectify this error when she relocated from Massachusetts to Boulder for graduate school. One M.F.A. and a husband later, Jane works to further the arts in the Front Range as a reviewer, creator, and educator of very young people. Her lettuce is doing very well this year.