David Taylor’s Zikr Dance Ensemble

David Taylor’s Zikr Dance Ensemble
November 6, 2017 Presenting Denver
Photo by Peter Strand. Image courtesy of Zikr Dance Ensemble.


Photo by Peter Strand. Image courtesy of Zikr Dance Ensemble.ABOUT DAVID TAYLOR’S ZIKR DANCE ENSEMBLE

The Zikr Dance Ensemble offers a spectrum of works that are based on transcendent dance rituals from many different ancient world cultures throughout history along with original and contemporary dance/theatre realizations that seek to enhance the appreciation for the unity of the human spirit and provide a unique artistic experience of the many ways that diverse spiritual and cultural traditions express creativity and wonder through dance.



David Taylor has been professionally involved in the Colorado dance community for the past 47 years. In 1979, he founded the David Taylor Dance Theatre, which for 32 years was noted as Denver’s original contemporary ballet company. Mr. Taylor has received three NEA grant awards, Denver’s first Individual Artist Fellowship award for dance, the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts and the Carson-Brierly Dance Library’s “Living Legends of Dance” Award. He founded the Zikr Dance Ensemble in 2009 and the company has since presented critically acclaimed performances to consistent standing ovations throughout Colorado and the nation.

Photo by Peter Strand.

The Presenting Denver Dance Festival is co-presented by Presenting Denver and The Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Premier Sponsors | Kayne Anderson Energy Funds and L. Roger and Meredith Hutson
VIP Reception Title Sponsor | Noble Energy
Contributing Sponsors | MDC/Richmond American Homes Foundation and U.S. Bank
Free Public Showcase Sponsor | ALPINE BANK
Program Sponsor | The Singleton Family Foundation
New Works Underwriting Sponsors | Carson Brierly Giffin Dance Library and Joanna Lamb
Preview Performance Reception Sponsor | Perspective Gourmet
Master Class Venue Sponsors | Colorado Conservatory of Dance, Mercury Academy of Dance, and The D.A.M. Studios – Dance Art Media
Patron | Jeffrey Cummings, Duffy Crane and Hauling