The Commentary Corner

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If you are seeking written performance coverage on The Commentary Corner from a Presenting Denver Ambassador Writer, please submit your upcoming professional dance performance event information to the Community Calendar and indicate your request for coverage in your calendar submission form. Please note our submission processes listed at the bottom of this page.

  • Photo by Samantha Burch. Courtesy of Esmé Dance Company.

    Ray of Hope

    The Curse by Esmé Dance Company, performed at Cleo Parker Robinson Performing Arts Complex on Sunday, March 3, 2019, combines…

  • Artists of Colorado Ballet and Cleo Parker Robinson Dance by Mike Watson. Courtesy of Colorado Ballet.

    The Power of Three

    The performance of Tour de Force was a powerful, artistic showcase of three prominent Denver dance companies:  Colorado Ballet, Cleo…

  • Photo by Christopher Duggan. BODYTRAFFIC

    Classic Made New

    The Lakewood Cultural Center hosted LA-based contemporary dance company BODYTRAFFIC on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The curtain rose on a…

  • Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson. Image courtesy of Colorado Ballet.

    Wizard of Oz

    As the theatre of the Ellie Caulkins Opera House filled with guests of Colorado Ballet on the evening of February…

  • Photo by Stan Obert. Courtesy of Nu-World Contemporary Danse Theatre.

    Emotions Run High

    With a tagline like “Connecting to the power within,” it’s no wonder that Nu-World Contemporary Danse Theatre creates deeply emotional…

  • T2 Dance Project. Photo by Jamie Kraus Photography. Courtesy of T2 Dance Project

    Versatility Dance Festival

    The Versatility Dance Festival made its premier in Colorado at Boulder’s Dairy Arts Center on January 12th. The festival was…

  • Photo by David Andrews. Courtesy of Hannah Kahn Dance Company.

    Hannah Kahn’s Closing In

    After seeing Hannah Kahn Dance Company’s shows over the years, there are things I’ve come to expect: lyrical movement, athletic…

  • Photo by Miranda Fan. Courtesy of Nosilla Dance Project.

    Life in a Day

    Who knew chores could be so…entertaining? Alli Jones and the Nosilla Dance Project certainly seem to think so! A real-life…

  • Photo by Patrick Mueller. Courtesy of Control Group Productions.

    Flight of Fancy

    As a setting for a dance performance, the Stanley Marketplace and its surroundings cannot be beat with its mash-up of…

  • Robert Sher-Machherndl in performance, Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet. Photography: David Andrews. Courtesy of Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet.

    Goner

    As a kid, I would often hear my dad say, “Tree? Tree? Gone, gone, gone.” He’d say it to my…

  • Doina Florea as Molly Brown at a suffrage meeting. Photo by David Andrews. Courtesy of Ballet Ariel.

    Ballet Ariel’s Molly Brown

    Our attention was drawn to a familiar but larger-than-life shape as we entered the aging Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Theatre…

  • Photo by John Ramer Photography. Courtesy of ethereum dance co.

    A Mystical Stroll

    When Ethereum Dance Co. invited its patrons to “take a stroll with us…through the Labyrinth,” there was nothing figurative or…

  • Love of Culture

    The Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD) Ensemble’s production of Carmen, along with two other world premier productions, Uprooted: Pero Replantado…

  • Growing Up

    According to concept director, producer, choreographer and performer Gwendolyn Hope Gussman, Nourishment is “a series of immersive and site-specific performances…

  • Image by and courtesy of Cindy Brandle Dance Company.

    Dance as GPS

        Cindy Brandle Dance Company’s (CBDC’s) The Process of Navigation (or how to move through life relatively intact) April…

  • Ballet Ariel Dancers in Ballerinas by Degas. Photo by David Andrews. Courtesy of Ballet Ariel.

    Ballet Ariel Denver

    Reinvention of the classical was the theme of Appalachian Spring & Ballerinas by Degas presented by Ballet Ariel, a Denver…

  • Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance, Flight Path. Photo by Richard Keifer. Courtesy of Frequent Flyers® Aerial Dance.

    Buckle Up, Let Go

    What does it feel like to dance in the air? An audience tends to see the planned visual effect and…

  • Colorado Ballet. Artists of Colorado Ballet by Mike Watson. Brief Fling choreography by Twyla Tharp.

    Colorado Ballet’s Spring Fling

    In today’s quickly evolving dance environment, it is not only beneficial but also necessary for a dancer to be able…

  • Choreography by Olivia Dwyer.

    Reality Dance

    SPRINGBreak ChoreoFest got to be a part of kicking off the first night of the 5th annual Boulder Arts Week…

  • Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet. Choreography Robert Sher-Machherndl. Performers Bailey Harper and Robert Sher-Machherndl

    Boulder’s Avant Garde Ballet

      Lemon Sponge Cake Ballet presented Vertical Migration Experiment at The Dairy Arts Center in their hometown of Boulder on…

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